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Michael Wayne Roberts
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  • Salem, IN
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1st.sqdn. 2nd armor cav unit When I first got to rock everybody on post was gone to graf...I was one of the lucky ones that got to stay on post ( for a while anyway ) All the guy's in the S-2 section was really a great ...they all took me in and I felt that i belonged the very first day. I remember they were working on all the barracks when I got there, I believe Headquarters troop was the only one actually finished...The rooms were really nice the flooring was a bright red tile..
Where were you stationed?
Basic and AIT also APC school at Fort Knox Kentucky... Then left for Gemany of November 1968 spent one night at merrell Barracks, woke up hearing bowling pins falling, we were over top of a small bowling alley.. I remember going down stairs that morning and running into Jim Cocran from Corydon Indiana who I went through basic training with. we were shipped out later that night and ended up at christiansen Barracks/ Binlach Germany(The Rock) where the cold wind hit you just about just about every direction at once....
What MOS or job description did you have?
17k20/ Radar/ I was also the driver of HQ112 APC Carrier at first and then took over the 557 Command Track . HQ 22
What was your rank/title?
sp/5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1968/1969/1970 when I got to the Rock back in Nov.68 the weather was cold and foggy, I couldn't tell where I was or anything about the rock for about 3 months, and finally the sun came out, for awhile I didn't think the sun ever would shine in that country...they wanted me to get a drivers license, I told them I did't want too because I didn't know if I wanted to drive in that country,, but later I found out it was one of the best things that I ever done, I got to see alot of the country, Went to weiden and pulled several alerts, I'm sure everone that was ever there remember those...It was alot better pulling them than having to be doing it....One of the officers was capt. Barns and the other was a warrant officer,and I can't remember his name, He was a black man about 35 years old really great guy, I took him and family to Frankfurt to rotate back to the states...
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was in the s-2 section Headquarters troop... I was a Radar Team leader and was stationed on the Border several times at camp pittman...We were one of the first radar teams to be on the border at time. It was right after the Russian invaision....I remember getting snowed in on the border,no one coming in and no one going out....
Tell us a little about you now.
Me and my wife Becky will be married 42 years this coming March 4. We have 2 sons Josh 37 and his wife Emily have 2 sons Austin is now 9 years old and Brandon is going on 4 years old, we try and spoil them as much as we can, good little fishing buddies...My other son Adam will be 30 on December 12' he got married this past May to Lara , they are looking to build them a new home soon, we wish them all are best...I went through open heart surgery in June 17, 2010 I had a sever leakage of the aortic valve, they replaced with a pig valve, I seem to be doing very well so far, I finally went back to work right after labor day, I worked 2 weeks and they terminated me,said it had nothing to do with my age or health,good old american shit canned.....ole well they probably done me a favor more than they realize,It was a filthy place really bad work conditions, they seem to like hiring all the foreign people/ cheap labor.... Trying to stay active, a little fishing, playing golf, and enjoying our grandkids !
Do you have a web site?
http://mroberts47167@yahoo.com
Phone number (Optional).
812 620 6513
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Geoff Tacker, Bob schaffer, Rick Baltes, Phil Hart, David Mcellan, Keith Chanley, Bob Benfield, Edmond Parrish(,Gliberto Ortez,went through basic training with ) theres a lot of guys Id like to find out about as to where they are and how they are doing etc.. maybe I'll run across a few more as the years go by, hopefully they are all doing well ! I was sorry to hear that this past September 2013 Richard Baltes passed away due to a stroke in New York

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THE GREATEST GENERATION !

Yesterday,June 16,2013 my father-in-law passed away, He was a WORLD 2 VETERAN who like many rose to the occassion to fight for his Country. He was very proud of his Military Service and so Very proud of his Country. He's just ONE of MANY fast disappearing HERO'S of the GREATEST GENERATION. He now joins his wife Betty in Heaven...GOD BLESS Him and ALL of our HERO'S

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 10:17am — 3 Comments

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR !

WISHING EVERYONE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR...GOD BLESS ALL OUR TROOPS AND KEEP THEM OUT OF HARMS WAY, AND GOD BLESS OUR GREAT COUNTRY, AND MAY SHE ALWAY'S BE STRONG AND FREE !         AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO THOSE THAT HAVE DONE SO MUCH TO KEEP THIS  WEBSITE UP AND GOING...GREAT JOB !

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 9:05am — 3 Comments

Today is my birthday October 1

Today is my 64th birthday, yep turning 32 for the second time around...they always say time goes faster as we all grow older, but I sure do wish it would slow down just a bit

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 7:58am — 6 Comments

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does  anyone know who to see about the border tabs? thanks, Mike Roberts

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 3:23pm — 4 Comments

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR, may it be healthy and safe...

Posted on January 1, 2012 at 9:43am

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At 10:53pm on December 12, 2016, Cosme Guzman-Torres said…

hi Mike how you doiing. did you remember Tom Dittemore ? he just arrived dragoons site

At 7:42pm on October 6, 2015, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Have you heard from Top? I finally sent him a message today. Letme know if you hear anything.

At 11:27am on September 5, 2015, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Mike, I neglected to tell you that Top Miller lost Trudy a week or so ago. I knew you would want to know. He said he would be back on the base later.

At 8:04am on June 15, 2015, Jack A. Miller said…

Mike, Everything is O.K., Top

At 11:45am on February 13, 2015, Jack A. Miller said…

Mike, As always good to hear you. Was over at Don & Erika,s today, he got home from from the Hospital on wednesday, had some more surgery. Looks good and is in good Spirits. Top

At 8:56am on December 25, 2014, Dave Gettman said…

Thank you Michael. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

At 3:23am on October 23, 2014, Jack A. Miller said…

Mike, Good to hear from you, been busy getting ready for winter. Don is not doing good at all, feet are open and won´t heal. He has lost alot of weight and can hardly get up and around due to his feet. I will tell him hello from you. Keep sending your jokes, they Keep me in good Humor. Top

At 2:21am on June 13, 2014, Jack A. Miller said…

Mike, Good to hear from you. its been to hot to go fishing, when this heat spell breaks will go after Lucky. Don has to go Wurzburg to a specialist when they can get a bed available. Top

At 7:12am on May 14, 2014, Jack A. Miller said…

Mike, With a 100 percent disabled wife, I really am not into visitors, hope you understand.  I never know what is coming up next. Top

At 4:53am on January 25, 2014, Jack A. Miller said…

Mike, Have not heard anything from you in awhile, hope evrything is O.K.? Top

 
 
 

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