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Merritt H. Powell
  • 84, Male
  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • United States
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1st Howitzer Battery and its predcessor: B Battery, 70th Armored Field Artillery BN at Merrell Barracks. Would you believe that in 1954, I was standing with the regiment in Nuremberg in unitorm when 1st HOW BAT was created and then 50 years later, I was standing with the regiment in uniform at Fort Polk, LA when it was deactivated to become the 4th or ARTY squadron?
Where were you stationed?
Merrell Barracks, Nuremberg; Bindlach Kaserne, Bayreuth & Fort George G. Meade, MD.
What MOS or job description did you have?
Artillery Mechanic
Reconn Sergeant
Cannoneer
Fire Direction
What was your rank/title?
PFC & SP4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1954-1956
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired attorney who since 9/11 has been an official/unofficial bagpiper for the 2d ACR & 2d SCR at Forts Polk, Lewis and Vilseck for parades, Memorials and other ceremonies.
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386-255-4564

 

 

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At 12:32pm on May 16, 2015, Shannon Ryan said…

Rest easy Trooper, your mission is finished here.

At 11:05am on May 13, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

Permanent Change of Station, Fiddler's Green, May 10, 2015.

Rest in Peace, Trooper.

At 12:53am on June 20, 2013, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday  Merritt, is it your 80th? congratulations.

At 6:06pm on April 11, 2013, harold goldstein said…

MERRITT, I went to ft meade hq 9/57.  Do you remember what the names were of the 1st sgt and officers?  I only remember Sgt Holmes.

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At 11:21pm on February 25, 2013, Frank Joseph McCollough said…

I was in the 3d Bn from 52-57 and gyroscoped to Meade in 55.  Although I was Armor I was the CO of How 3. and took them through the firing test at A.P. Hill in the fall of 56,  Perhaps you were there.  I remember 1st  How was First, we were second  followed by How2.  Our aiming circle slipped and we almost shot our FO.

 
 
 

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