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Michael Zimmermann
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Michael Zimmermann left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
"Hey Sigmund I was there the same time you were i was in headquarters troop maintenance wrecker operator. You probably heard it pulled one of your tanks up to the shop with my wrecker under a bet. Last name Zimmermann. If you were a smoker you survey…"
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"Hey  Michael, welcome to the base I was with M co 1978 to 1980 some of your stories sound familiar Webb, Moran and Fleming those names sound familiar also I used to party a lot with Headquarters troops. Did Dave Fleming used to go out…"
Mar 6
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3/2
Where were you stationed?
Amberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
63C track vehicle mechanic wheeled vehicle mechanic generator mechanic wrecker driver.
What was your rank/title?
Pfc when discharged.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1978-1980
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was assigned to headquarters troop maintance .First got there was assigned a gamagoat that I tried to blow the engine inside the shop. Got stuck with it for the winter months had too make doors out of plywood and plexiglass Too stay warm no heater. Then I got to know the truck drivers boy had a lot of good times. I was there when Lonnie died rest in peace. The parties with troop maintenance was good times. Getting busted by Top for beating up Zero aka( PVT Stout). Then Grafenver got busted again helping out the wrecker driver from 614th maintenance. Boy did I polish floors. Then blew the engine on the wrecker recovering one of you truck drivers. Then are mud run out on maneuvers got to polish a lot of floors. I forget which truck driver never got the case of beer that night. Then the parties with the guys in maintenance that was fun too. Then we turned in trucks to k-town almost got arrested for pulling in three 5 tons at a time. Missed the stockade by a hair. Then the last trip to the border had to bring a medic track back to the motor pool. Thats the day they removed me from my truck. They didn't want me to start a war if I had to go back to the boarder. Then the last days of the old tool truck. I think I did more walking around everywhere.
Tell us a little about you now.
Married 22 years. A stepson. Had my own automobile repair business for 15 years now disabled the accident I had after boot camp finally caught up with me.
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4695692415
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Donnie Webb Scott Moran Dave Fleming all the truck drivers and medics guys from communication that served around that time. I am sure a picture will jar a lot of good memories.

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At 12:49pm on March 6, 2017, Shannon Ryan said…

Hey  Michael, welcome to the base I was with M co 1978 to 1980 some of your stories sound familiar Webb, Moran and Fleming those names sound familiar also I used to party a lot with Headquarters troops. Did Dave Fleming used to go out with a good looking Fraulein ? and do you remember if Moran was from Northern California? Check out pictures on my page I have a few old ones. And check out Stegmans page he was our 88 operator and he just showed up here a few weeks ago and posted a lot of pictures from our time at the Pond. Stay well and check out the reunion info in will be in Virginia at the end of April there is a link here on Dragoon base.

 
 
 

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