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Paul J. Parker
  • Male
  • Lake Jackson, TX
  • United States

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  • Ric Perry
  • Mark Mauer
  • Mark L. DeRuyter
  • Chuck Kenneally
  • Ryan T Meyer
  • jim wright
  • Scott Dreier
  • Barbara J. MacMillan (Steere)
  • David Roland
  • Eric Stanford
  • michael t ward
  • Mike Kultgen

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Rick Bulak commented on Paul J. Parker's photo

SFC Diamond

"This guy flat out hated Tom Zean and I because we were so much taller than him. He took every opportunity to screw with us... game was afoot as Tom and I took every opportunity to get even :-)"
Sep 14, 2019
Rick Bulak commented on Paul J. Parker's photo


"Pettit sitting on top of the marker and me leaning on it (what a poser!) and can't make out other soldier..."
Sep 14, 2019
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"Camp Gates"
Sep 14, 2019
Rick Bulak commented on Paul J. Parker's photo


"Pettit drove this jeep into the bog which is why the soldier in the driver's seat is pointing at him. I was driving the second jeep and cautioned him to avoid the bog. Pettit "went for it" any way. That is Dale Reno standing next to…"
Sep 14, 2019
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"Tom and I were the same height 6" 4" - we shared our civilian clothes which effectively doubled our option... great guy and good friend - hope he is well."
Sep 14, 2019
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"Richard Byrne from South Gate, CA"
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Rick Bulak commented on Paul J. Parker's photo


"That is me - still wondering who came up with the brilliant idea to put tracks and wheels on a refrigerator??? Ric Perry - Dale Reno (we were inseparable friends) dated and later married Birgette Meyer from Harsdorf. I dated Helga from Bindlach and…"
Sep 14, 2019

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
B Troop 1/2 ACR
HHT Regt 2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
"On the Rock" in Bindlach
Merrell Barracks
What MOS or job description did you have?
19D Cavalry Scout
What was your rank/title?
SSG Scout Section Sgt
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1976 - 1979
Tell us a little about your cav days.
B Troop 1st Sqdn in garrison at Bindlach, Border patrol from Camp Pittman and Camp Gates.
HHT Regt Border Operations at Merrell Barracks, Nuernberg.
Tell us a little about you now.
Industrial Electrician, maintenance and high voltage switching.
Compete in NRA Mid Range and Long Range prone rifle shooting.

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At 3:04am on June 9, 2013, Matt Hall said…
I'll let him know where to find you guys.
At 12:28am on June 8, 2013, Matt Hall said…
Talked to Mike Szot yesterday. He did his 21 and moved back to Mich. he and Barb are doing well and have 3 grand babies.
At 12:22am on June 8, 2013, Matt Hall said…
Thanks for posting those photos. I was in 1st platoon starting in spring of 77, i remember sgt Diamond well. He was respected by every one in B troop. You and I never got to know each other but after seeing your picture I recognize you. Also many of the guys that you have pictures of. Thanks again.
At 5:12pm on December 31, 2011, Mark L. DeRuyter said…

It was so good to talk to you today after so many years. Love the pictures you got I will have to see if I can find mine. Mike Szot remember him well now short stocky guy and was a good guy. Yea, we did good after all in that tank gunnery if you think about it like that.

At 12:27am on June 19, 2011, Dave Gettman said…
You can e-mail it to me by clicking on this link Tacoma Dave
At 9:10pm on June 8, 2011, michael t ward said…

MAN YOU have some great photos my thanks

At 6:04pm on May 24, 2011, Scott Dreier said…

You should look at my pictures too you will know alot of the guys too.

do you have any of sgt roads he was my TC

At 1:47pm on May 15, 2011, Eric Stanford said…

Hi Paul, or should I say Sgt. Parker!  

I am the guy from 2nd Platoon mortars who joined B-24.  If I recall we did a couple of Grafs together, one was during on-season gunnery.  It is sure good to hear from you after all these years.  As I recall you came over from 3rd Platoon to 2nd Platoon.  In retrospect those years on the Rock were good times.  I left the Rock in January 1979 and PCS'd to Fort Lewis WA (2/60 Inf - mech, 9th ID). I ETS'd Feb 1980 - was it that damn long ago?

Afterward I majored in Geological Engineering at the U 0f A.  I currently live in Phoenix, AZ.  My wife and I are getting ready to send a son to college next Fall, and I have a daughter in HS (Sophomore).

Just to toss out a few names from B-Troop, remember these guys?:  Paul Hutchinson (reuped for the rangers, later became an Apache pilot and flew in Desert Storm - lost track of hime in the late 80s), Keith Featherston, Dan Edens, Arlen Wiesheit (SP?), Top Ducote, Ron Clem, Foreman, Ash to name a few.  I will have to jog the memory cells for more.

I will have to put up some photos.  In the meantime good to hear from you!


At 11:58am on May 7, 2011, David Roland said…

Howdy Trooper, I hope ya contact me. Im in Lake Jackson now myself.  979-297-2681. I can letcha know about another trooper that is our police force here. He was in a line troop i believe Eagle Troop.  Hope to here from ya brotha!!

At 1:57pm on May 6, 2011, Lawrence Stanley Snow(DUSTY)SSG said…
Paul Parker the photos were great keep them coming. SSG Lawrence S.(Dusty) Snow



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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