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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Ghost Troop
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
19D2D3
Cavalry Scout
What was your rank/title?
Sgt E5/ Gunner
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
86-91
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Grenz trooper, camps Hof/Coburg!
R.I.P.Spc. Dunn. You got to drive the trace. Toujours Pret Brother.

Desert Shield/Storm/Calm-"Now just, what the hell was the good lord thinking when he made that part of the world!?!
R.I.P. Sgt. Nells Moller. We couldn't bring you home, But we carry your memory everyday.
Tell us a little about you now.
Bought my Harley like we vowed.
now I ride the Mountain roads of California, fish her lakes and rivers and camp in her camp grounds.
got a good woman to share it with, so i guess i'm doin' alright.

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At 2:46pm on January 14, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 4:46pm on September 10, 2010, Cosme Guzman-Torres said…
Hi, from Puerto Rico. I been in Germany the Rock 1968-1970. If in any way you are near Encinitas California please try to find member 1,000 of Draggon Base Mr. John Dobos of Encinitas or Oceanside. he have a bussiness called John Dobos Plastering . He entered, but let no address . There a lot of friend looking for him. the phone numbers i get from white pages are out of service. thanks. Still rinding your Harley with care
At 11:16am on September 10, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Mike,gotta hang in there.You have to be tough for your buddy,Nells.
At 2:22am on September 10, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Michael,
Welcome to Dragoon Base.

I'm the one who is stirring up the "Warrior's Rage" craze around here. Excellent book. The Battle of 73 Easting was amazing enough, but now knowing of the battles you guys had to fight with the chain of command too makes it incredible. You can find the book here at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Warriors-Rage-Great-Battle-Easting/dp/1591145058

Sgt Moller's loss was tragic enough, but I had no idea. We had a guy here several months ago that said he was the one who fired the round into Moller's Bradley. Not sure if he is still around. He was taking it pretty hard and I didn't know what to say to him.
At 8:28pm on September 9, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Mike,welcome to the site.I was stationed at Amberg 69-71.I am currently reading a book to the memory of SGT.Nells Moller. 'Warrior's Rage 'The great Tank Battle of 73 Easting.. The 2/2 ACR Iraq.
At 7:23pm on September 9, 2010, Shannon Ryan said…
Hey Michael I do not have facebook but my Daughter does.I saw your picture and you are wearing a red shirt. are you a Clamper (ecv)?I sent you a friend invitation I will give you my home number my cell phone is acting up lately, this weekend we are riding up to kirkwood for the first annual white hawk run we are meeting at PJ's in shingle spings at 8 am on saturday
At 6:58pm on September 9, 2010, Darrell W Williams (Willie) said…
I became familiar with the M114 At Ft. Lewis.I was a school trained Civilian Mechanic, so that 283 Chevy engine,was no challange. My one and only Challange was remembering to take my C-rat beans off the manifold. My Platoon went to Wildflecken for our yearly Qualification. We had a sheet set up between 2 2x4's and a second LT cameup and tod us that we had to move off the range.I said like Hell we will. It finally came down to a direc order. I had my second best gunner get up in the cupola. When hed had his helmet on, I asked him if he thought he could hit that 2x4 at the base as close to the ground as he could. He said Hell yeah no problem. I then explained to the Butter Bar, that we were locked and loaded, and we had to expend our Ammo before we came off line. Sgt Roger Natios and myself laid that sheet down on our first round, then we just kept shooting down range. Did you know that those barrels cost a lot of money. We turned ours red hot. Then we backed off of the firing line. The LT. said hey where did that Target go. we both looked at him and said "what Target. We laughed our butts off when we finished qualififications and laughed all the way back to our home base. I had a real close friend in the 123rd Maintence, and we never had to pay for those melted barrels. I have another story to tell the next time I get on line.

ssgwillie,

PS, btw, I liked my m114 very much.
At 11:31am on September 6, 2010, Shannon Ryan said…
Welcome Michael from a former Mco. trooper. I live up in El Dorado by Placerville not far from poor Red,s Next time you ride up this way give me a call I am currently riding a road glide next weekend we have a run going up to kirkwood Tommy Castro will be playing for us.Welcome home. Toujour pret.
At 6:24pm on September 5, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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