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Rafael Pabon
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  • Woodbridge, Virginia
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

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Rafael Pabon commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"Hey Dave, that cake is shaped like a M113 track sprocket...LOL"
Sep 12
Rafael Pabon commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"Hey Dave, that cake is shaped like a track sprocket....LOL"
Sep 12
Rafael Pabon left a comment for Dave Gettman
"I know that you will take care quick and with Cavalry razor edge. Thank you and GOD Bless from Virginia USA!!"
Aug 6
Dave Gettman left a comment for Rafael Pabon
"Much appreciated Rafael. The newsletter editor is on board and holding publication of the newsletter to add RCSM Trobough to the Fiddler's Green section. I sent him a photo to accompany the notice."
Aug 6
Rafael Pabon left a comment for Dave Gettman
"Hello Dave, I just got an e-mail from former C Troop 1SG, CSM (Ret) Ned Devereaux, informing me that former 2d ACR RCSM Terry Trobough passed away in Manhattan, KS. CSM (Ret) Terry Trobough (August 17, 1941 - August 03, 2019)  RIP"
Aug 5
Rafael Pabon commented on Jason Hastings's group Order of St. George
"On April 6, 2019, I was inducted into the Silver Medallion OSG, exaclty 30 years after receiving the Bronze Medallion OSG. GOD Bless ALL those before me and after me!!  Scouts Out & Armor Forward SIR!!"
Apr 11

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...

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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 2:17pm on August 6, 2019, Dave Gettman said…

Much appreciated Rafael. The newsletter editor is on board and holding publication of the newsletter to add RCSM Trobough to the Fiddler's Green section. I sent him a photo to accompany the notice.

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.

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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



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