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Phillip Dagenais replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"I was in the army from Jan. 1961 to April 1967. After AIT I was sent to Germany and assigned to the 1 Recon 2 A/C B troop. I was immediately sent to Hof without my duffel bag which was lost in transit. If it wasn't for a PFC Maxie Collier, I…"
Apr 30
Ronny O. Littlejohn left a comment for Phillip Dagenais
"If you are still above ground Phillip....happy birthday !"
Jan 29, 2017
Phillip Dagenais might attend Chris Golden's event

21-24 May 2014 Regimental Birthday and Homecoming at Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany

May 21, 2014 at 12pm to May 24, 2014 at 12pm
You are invited to join your fellow Dragoons, past and present, in Vilseck, Germany on 23 May 2014. This will be the 178th birthday of the Regiment celebrated by a volksfest, Regimental homecoming ceremony and the 2d Cavalry Association Stable Call. Rally Point is Zur Poste (Konigstein) where Bill Bewley is staying.May 201800 - A casual social event for those visitors in Vilseck for the event – sponsored by the local chapter. RCO and commanders to attend. May 21Spur Call hosted by the RCO at…See More
Oct 18, 2013
Phillip Dagenais replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"Hi Gene, My wife and I  just arrived back home from Germany and now the catch up on jet lag hits. I went to Bindlach and went thru the old base. Like everyone who has been there, it isn't the same. The guard house, dependent quarters are…"
Oct 1, 2013
Dave Gettman left a comment for Phillip Dagenais
"Phil, Here is the 1961 yearbook. You can click on each picture to enlarge it. Once enlarged, you can click on it again to make it huge.... http://history.dragoons.org/modules/gallery/album51 This is the 1962-63…"
Aug 30, 2013
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Aug 30, 2013
Phillip Dagenais replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"Thanks Dave but I'm sure I was down that hill within the first week. Hof and Cronark( wrong spelling) were our border locations and then there was Graf. We had an operation Marion Rock and our company was the aggressors. What a cold trip. Mid…"
Aug 30, 2013
Phillip Dagenais replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"Ya, I don't remember the name but that doesn't mean anything...sometimes I don't remember my wife's name. I cqn't wait to get back there and take a bunch of pictures. Fifty years of habben nien deuch beir ( wish I…"
Aug 30, 2013
Phillip Dagenais replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"Thanks Dave. What about the guest house at the borton of the hill. I was alway there on week-end my my local girfriend and then into Bindlach but I can't think of the places we went. Fifty years is a long time. I wish I could remember. Did you…"
Aug 29, 2013
Phillip Dagenais replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"I am taking a trip to Germany and I was wondering if anyone has a topo map of Bindlach or knows where I can get on. I have a current one and I'm trying to determine where we really were. There was a guest house at the bottom of the LONG and…"
Aug 29, 2013
Dave Gettman left a comment for Phillip Dagenais
"I'd love to help, Phil, but other than pointing you to some yearbooks from back then, not much I can do. Neither one of them are members here at Dragoon Base and I didn't see them listed on the 2d Cavalry Association member list…"
Sep 7, 2012
Thomas Blaszkiewicz left a comment for Phillip Dagenais
"Phil,here are some of the sites that I use to find guys----------411.com,anywho.com and whitepages.com"
Sep 6, 2012
Phillip Dagenais left a comment for Dave Gettman
"Dave, Phil Dagenais here. I'm looking for two people and I was told you could find them or give me some info on how to hind them. Maxie Collier "B" Troup 1st Recon 2nd A/C 1961-63. Second one is Ray Brim "C" troup I think,…"
Sep 6, 2012
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Phillip Dagenais
"Toujours Pret Phillip The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (HTML and format friendly), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the always busy Oldtimers club). Also links for “2nd Cavalry Assn.”…"
Sep 4, 2012
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
B Troup, 1St. Recon Sq. 2nd Armored Cav
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
Drove m 113, m 114, m 151
What was your rank/title?
E-5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1961-64
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Arrived in Germany when I was 17 and assigned to "B" troop when I met my best friend Maxie Collier. A black man from California who took me under his wing and lent me uniforms until mu duffle bag was found. We were best of friend until he went back to his reserve unit. Ray Brim was another guy who we had a band that played in Bayreuth at a club. I sure would like to catch up with them.
Tell us a little about you now.
Spent a tour in Viet nam and came back to the states and was discharged in 1967. Went to Collage, SMU and took up flying lessons. Became a pilot for Brannif Airlines and then later on with Eastern. Gave all of that up and used my EE degree with Rockwell international. After 35 years of working in the Cellular industry I retired in 2009 and now live in Northern Arkansas
Phone number (Optional).
870-453-7925
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Ray Brim "C" Troup
Maxie Collier "B" Troup
Mike Ganday "D" Troup
SGTMJR Loyd Sample "B" Troup
Lt. Bryan ( Platoon Leader) "B"Troup
Sgt Rice

Tell us a little about your cav days.

Arrived in Germany when I was 17 and assigned to "B" troop when I met my best friend Maxie Collier. A black man from California who took me under his wing and lent me uniforms until mu duffle bag was found. We were best of friend until hed went back to his reserve unit. Ray Brim was another guy who we had a band that played in Bayreuth at a club. I sure would like to catch up with them.

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At 11:48pm on January 29, 2017, Ronny O. Littlejohn said…

If you are still above ground Phillip....happy birthday !

At 11:24pm on August 30, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Phil,

Here is the 1961 yearbook. You can click on each picture to enlarge it. Once enlarged, you can click on it again to make it huge....

http://history.dragoons.org/modules/gallery/album51

This is the 1962-63 yearbook.

http://history.dragoons.org/modules/gallery/Yearbook

This is the 1964 yearbook.

http://history.dragoons.org/modules/gallery/album01

Enjoy!

At 7:10pm on September 7, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

I'd love to help, Phil, but other than pointing you to some yearbooks from back then, not much I can do. Neither one of them are members here at Dragoon Base and I didn't see them listed on the 2d Cavalry Association member list either.

Click on the following links to see the yearbooks.

1961 http://history.dragoons.org/modules/gallery/album51

1962-63 http://history.dragoons.org/modules/gallery/Yearbook

1964 http://history.dragoons.org/modules/gallery/album01

At 9:25pm on September 6, 2012, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…

Phil,here are some of the sites that I use to find guys----------411.com,anywho.com and whitepages.com

At 1:30pm on September 4, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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