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Rafael Pabon commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"Yes, I did noticed....nice touch."
Jun 13, 2015
Rafael Pabon commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"Nice tattoo indeed..."
Jun 13, 2015
Rafael Pabon commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"LMAO....and to many here to mention."
Jun 13, 2015
Rafael Pabon commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"Dave we have faith on you and we know that age is creeping on you. LOL Thank you for sharing; nice to see that several of my former platoon members made SGT/E5 (Trasher, Rankin) and that Naveira made SSG. Good soldier all.."
Jun 13, 2015
Rafael Pabon commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"Does anyone know got any information about the where about of TOP Jimmy "Dusty" Collins, SFC Jimmie Aldrich, SFC Jessie Leggett (B Troop), Jerry Pike?  "
May 30, 2015
Rafael Pabon commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"Hello Tom, below is the e-mail for CSM (ret) Ned Devereaux: neddevereaux@Comcast.net"
May 29, 2015
Rafael Pabon left a comment for Kenneth R Umholtz
"Hello Ken (Red), I'm to reside in Virginia (Woodbridge)"
May 27, 2015
Rafael Pabon left a comment for Stephen Ponder
"Where is Jessie Legette now??  Jessie took over my position/duties as ROC NCOIC on 1983.  Great Senior NCO!"
Mar 26, 2015
Rafael Pabon updated their profile
Jun 5, 2014
Rafael Pabon commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"Hello Trooper (CPT) Crockett; my name is Rafael (Pabon) and I was with C Trp. 80 to 82 and with the ROC 82-83. Contact me at rvpsabot@Comcast.net and I will be glad to place you in contact with 1SG Deveraux (CSM (Ret)) and the new editor for the…"
Jun 5, 2014
Rafael Pabon left a comment for Eric Maley
"Eric by September 1982, I was already at the Regimental HQs. Thank you for the memories to an old soldier. God Bless!!"
Mar 3, 2014
Eric Maley left a comment for Rafael Pabon
"I my have the wrong Sgt Pabon. Did you comand C-17 in sept '82? "
Mar 2, 2014
Rafael Pabon left a comment for Eric Maley
"Hi Eric, and yes I remember you. Thanks for the photos, I don't see one with me on it, but photo 15/16 is the then SSG Bernie on top of a tank. Bernie took over 1st Plt. went I went to Regimental HQs. my e-mail: …"
Mar 2, 2014
Rafael Pabon left a comment for Kenneth R Umholtz
"Hello Ken (Red): Remember me...MSG (Ret) Rafael Pabon??"
Mar 2, 2014
Rafael Pabon left a comment for Robb Russell
"Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity, Trooper Russell actions will vibrate for eternity and we will never forgotten his kind and professional dedication to the 2nd ACR. Rob we will take over your watch…"
Dec 26, 2013
Rafael Pabon commented on Rafael Pabon's blog post Need Information
"GREAT NCO!! I served with him 1980-1982, before I went to ROC Border Opns. One of the best Scouts that I known. God Bless!"
Nov 12, 2013

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Troop 1st Squadron
HHT C&C Squadron (ROC)
Where were you stationed?
Christersen Barracks, Bindlach FRG
Merrell Barracks, Nuremberg FRG
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
SSG / 3rd Plt. Scout Section Sgt.
SFC / 1st Platoon Sgt / Plt. Leader
SFC / Regimental Border Operations NCOIC
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
11/1980 to 12/1983
Tell us a little about you now.
Security & Training Consultant / Instructor
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
SFC Jimmy Aldrich, 1SG Jimmy "Dusty" Collins; SFC Anderson, CPT David S. Clark, MAJ Stephen C. Hawkins, SFC Dickey, SSG Mike Redman...

Rafael Pabon's Blog

Need Information

Former C Troop First Sergeant Ned Devereaux need any information (tales, stories, memories...) about a great NCO, the late 1SG (ret) Paul Garcia. Paul passed away back in 2004 and a tribute to be published in the Spring of 2014 will need as much information to honor a great C TROOP member.

Ned e-mail address:  neddevereaux@comcast.net.

--Regards & Blessings!

--Rafael V. Pabon, MSG (ret)

Posted on November 10, 2013 at 3:58pm — 4 Comments

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At 7:22pm on March 2, 2014, Eric Maley said…

I my have the wrong Sgt Pabon. Did you comand C-17 in sept '82? 

At 9:10pm on April 29, 2013, mike flewelling said…

Good eye Rafael  that is sgt Waco and the tracs are m114s at the range for target dutyas I remember  none of them had more than 50 miles on them.

At 10:16pm on February 14, 2013, Bob Reyes said…

Yes sir..  God willing, I will be at the reunion..  Hope to see everyone there.


At 10:45am on May 7, 2012, Edward Moseley said…

SGT Pabon! I remember when that name would sent fear into the hearts of commanders and ncos  at camp GATES! Don't remember a lot of names, but this one I do. You and your border inspections were legendary. In fact, my first regimental inspection as a pvt in the ops room at Gates. Got moved to the SQDN ops center and wearing SGT stripes as an E-3. I know you won't remember me, but the most treasured commendation  I received was from LTC Brinkley ( a job well done memo from his desk). Was from that inspection. 

At 11:14am on April 16, 2012, Bernie Collins said…

yes that is true Rafael but i did not know about the medal.He must have got that later we my plt was put up on a hill in graf and c troop left us there for about 4 days and the day top got blown up I went down off the hill to the tank trail just for a walk and look around bored big time lol.I was at the same spot 20min before it happen then i went back to my plt and was gunning on the 4.2inc when it blew up threw me back in the apc we all went down off the hill and thats when we found him and the mess.i still think about that today he was my 1stsgt last name collins my last name collins i was there before him who was god out to get that day.But it was 22 rounds of 155 went off when he was about 20ft away.tolliver and george soloman never knew what happen to them i see you got sgt dickey up there i remember him did not like him much he was i sgt in mortor plt gave me shit cuz i did not have the new BDUs when they came out and we had to buy them i bought a pair off a guy my size and end of day i was in them pissed him off we good talking to ya brother in arms hope to hear back

At 6:58pm on January 12, 2011, Bob Reyes said…
Happy Birthday Rafael...
At 2:10pm on January 12, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 11:53pm on September 21, 2010, Joseph Wescott said…
Were you a DS at ft knox in 77 ? I was in basic in Alpha 18/4 . DS Click was my DS. I think I met you at camp Gates in 83 when I was with A trp.
At 1:54pm on June 9, 2010, Bob Reyes said…
I was looking thru my BT photo book last night (yes.. I still have it) and saw Sgt Young's picture.. I remember him very well now. He was a very good instructor.
At 7:53am on May 27, 2010, Bob Reyes said…
Thank you.. I think the next reunion is in the DC area.. If so.. I will give you a call.


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