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Michael 'Mike' Jones
  • 61, Male
  • Shawnee, KS
  • United States
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
H 2/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E armor crewman
What was your rank/title?
E-4 til Igot stupid
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Aug. '74'- Mar-77
Tell us a little about your cav days.
It was a great time even though we griped and complained all the time. Iremember freezing my a'' off on REFORGER 75.Then theresall the good times at the Mautkellerin B-berg and the Missippi in Lichtenfels,I endede up living there for 6 yrs. after my ETS. Friends were Morrisette,Bruce Rhine, Rocco Lanzisera,Mark Sweetnam,Peay,Birch and many more
Tell us a little about you now.
well I landed here in Mo. after living all over Okla. and Tex. worked off-shore for a few years ,then did some contract work in Saudi in !991-92 for DoD. 1993 came around and I went to Somalia for 13 months.that kind of reminded me of my mortality; so since 1995 I've been with the BNSF railroad and spent my time rasing my kid s instead of hell!!
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At 1:37pm on September 13, 2015, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Mike, enjoy the day, see you at Valley Forge.

At 1:36pm on September 13, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Happy birthday, Mike!

At 6:25pm on December 17, 2012, Dale Cogdell said…

Good to hear from you and so quickly. It's been 35 years! Wow, time flies. Dale

At 6:19pm on December 17, 2012, Dale Cogdell said…

Mike, do you remember me from good old Bamberg? Dale Cogdell. I still have a picture of you passed-out with a bottle on your chest! How did we live through all the crazy stuff? Send me a line. I saw John Morrisette before I moved to Knoxville, Tn.

At 1:37pm on October 24, 2012, Victor Martinez said…

Mike,

I appreciate the birthday greeting my friend, thanks! Toujours Pret!!

Vic

At 8:17pm on April 1, 2012, James F. Burgos said…

Dang, Mike.  Lookin' at those Bikes makes me drool, but I remember the reconstructive surgery very well.  NO THANKS !  I mentioned being a Teamster, and I remember, too often, the Coroner picking up pieces of bikers splattered along the highway !   Back in '66, in my first year of College, some dumb old bitch pullet her old Ford Station Wagon out of a driveway, right in front of me.  Tried to go head first right through her passenger door !  Had the bike repaired, and SOLD IT !  Don't feel safe lessen' I have 18 wheels under me !  Once again, thanks for being my AMIGO !  ( that's IRISH, like me Mum taught me. )

At 5:21pm on February 13, 2012, John G Boyd said…

Thanks a ton for the b'day wish, Mike.

I still love that side-car, althogh I never "Learned" to pilot one; We had a three-wheeled bike at fedex to get around the warehouse on, i drove into a wall every time!

Big-Bad biker dude, can't even ride a three-wheeled bicycle, I got so embarrased that I quit trying.  

At 4:57pm on September 21, 2011, R C Johnson said…
Hey Mike, I love the side car, how does it ride? Had to put the project bike on hold due to my wifes illness, but it will be built. Got to get it ready before John Boyd retires, so we can have a gatherin, you are invited.  We are a coupla yrs older, but its all good.  RC
At 5:13pm on September 13, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Happy birthday brother. Hope all is well.

At 11:30am on September 13, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL
Wishing you many more, from all us at DragoonBase!!!
 
 
 

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