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Jesse Kelley left a comment for Mike "Merk" Merkwan
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE Wishing you many more, from all us at DragoonBase!!!"
Aug 21, 2011
Mike "Merk" Merkwan replied to Thomas Blaszkiewicz's discussion Cab Driver at Pond Barracks 69-71 in the group Oldtimers
"Robb,  I worked in the PAC from 77 to 79 and we had a guy on the books by the name of Overko.  He was in the prison in Amberg, we used to run by during PT.  I heard he was there for murdering a cabbie in , like 68.  He was a pvt…"
Apr 11, 2011
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Oldtimers

Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.
Mar 10, 2011
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Amberg, Third Squadron

Third Squadron from Guardians of Peace to Gulf War Warriors and Guardians of peace.
Mar 10, 2011
Mike "Merk" Merkwan replied to Ron Mihalko's discussion Canadian Army Trophy 1979
"I was lucky enough to participate in CAT 79.  I was the PAC clerk.  What a great experience.  I know it was at Bergen-Hohne because the town outside of the post we were on was Fallinbostel.(sp).  If I remember correctly, we also…"
Feb 5, 2011
Ed lawski left a comment for Mike "Merk" Merkwan
"hey mike it's james webster, Alex is hid dad! Becky is ex-wife, jackie and alexus are two daughters."
Jan 14, 2011
Mike "Merk" Merkwan updated their profile
Jan 8, 2011
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Amberg

For those who remember or want to share with others who also served at Pond barracks. Pleasepost lotsof pics. We love them.
Jan 8, 2011
Mike "Merk" Merkwan replied to Eric Larson's discussion Ration Cards
"When I was there, I thought it funny that people would risk making $10 on a carton of smokes or maybe a little more on liquor when all the rads I new would pay thru the nose for fitted sheets, blue jeans and Bugler snacks! (from the PX) …"
Jan 3, 2011
Thomas Blaszkiewicz left a comment for Mike "Merk" Merkwan
"Mike,welcome to the site I was at Pond Barracks 69-71 in HQ Troop.Poke around and look for some old buddies. Ed Lawski  is on the site.Lots of pictures and have a good time looking around."
Jan 2, 2011
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Mike "Merk" Merkwan
"Toujours Pret Mike Welcome home Trooper. The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (similar to MySpace), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc), and links for “2nd Cavalry Assn.” News and History…"
Jan 2, 2011
Mike "Merk" Merkwan is now a member of Dragoon Base
Jan 2, 2011

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Hqtrs, 3/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Pond Barrarcks
What MOS or job description did you have?
11D but worked in the PAC
What was your rank/title?
E-4 Promotions Clerk
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
'77-'79
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Col. Landry, Fests, Schweitzer Schnitzel, The Roma, The 4 lane bowling alley, the big "fire" sale at the PX, American Excuse! The Canadian Cup! I could go on and on!
Tell us a little about you now.
I run a Mexican Import website. (no food or human cargo) Mainly furniture, and accessories. (directfrommexico.com)
Married, 1 child, divorced and happily single ever since.
Do you have a web site?
http://mike merkwan on facebook
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
JJ Hairston, Denny Martin, Ed Lawski, Scott Young, Von Bird,
Dave Galbraith, Askew, Alex Webster, John Julian, John "Hap" Hannah

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At 12:02pm on August 21, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE
Wishing you many more, from all us at DragoonBase!!!
At 1:30pm on January 14, 2011, Ed lawski said…

hey mike it's james webster, Alex is hid dad! Becky is ex-wife, jackie and alexus are two daughters.

At 9:21pm on January 2, 2011, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Mike,welcome to the site I was at Pond Barracks 69-71 in HQ Troop.Poke around and look for some old buddies. Ed Lawski  is on the site.Lots of pictures and have a good time looking around.
At 9:11pm on January 2, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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