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Raymond Gonzalez
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  • Mexicali, Baja California
  • Mexico
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
A Troop 1/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Binlach, Germany, Christianson Barracks.. The Rock.
What MOS or job description did you have?
Radio and Radar operator
What was your rank/title?
E-2
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
From August 71 to March 72
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Really enjoyed the great company. Guys from every state in the union. Went to Graf, Hoenfels and did a couple of tours on the Check border coming out of Wieden.
Some of the guys I remember are Danny Counter, Steve Long, Joe Joe, George Williamson, Marino, a guy from Bagdad, Arizona but I can't remember his name. Sgt Lee. and Harry Harriman who decided to stay after his time was up.
Tell us a little about you now.
I'm a preacher in Mexicali. Been here for 20 years now.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Danny Counter, George Williamson and Harry Harriman.

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At 1:35pm on February 20, 2013, tom recktenwald said…

good to hear from someone. I don't remember names either, not even good with faces. I was probably in hq troop when you got there, I worked in the orderly room as training nco. When I was with a troop I worked in the operations room with Clifton

At 5:31pm on February 15, 2013, George Pinto said…

Good to hear from you Ray-I found this web site by accident. In the rope-tug picture, the fellow without the hat tugging the rope I think is Sgt Stephens. I don't see SSg Millican (the motor sgt} in the pic. I'm the Lt in front of Stephens with the hair on his lip.. Wolfe was in my platoon and he was on loan to B Troop(or maybe C) as a driver on the border when he was killed-he was a nice kid. A Trp CO was Capt. Barber when I arrived in May '70, and when he left Capt Reede(you must remember "Honey") took over, but was relieved of command for taking a U-turn on the Autobahn with an armored column and taking out 150ft of guard rail. What kind of a preacher are you?

At 10:49am on March 13, 2012, Jeffrey C Havens said…

Hi Raymond,You left just before I got to Atrp in Aug. 72 But I recognise some of the guys in your pics.Bruce Jones especially. We became pretty good buds,wish I knew what happened to some of these guys. Hope all is well with you and yours. Tojours Pret.

At 7:17pm on March 12, 2012, Lon Myhre said…

Call me Lon,

 

I got to the Rock in Aug of '72.  Spent the whole time in Squadron Commo.  First formation I attended they asked if anyone could type and like a idot I raised my hand.  I thought "Well commo must need scouts."  LOL  nope, needed commo folks.  Lots of good memories.  Spent some time at Widen as the TT operator.  Bring job.  Send the DAR at midnite.  But could not leave post.  Arrgghh.  I was going to re-up, but decided at christmas time it would be nice to get my clearing papers and go home.  Left the Rock Jan of '75.

Always Ready!

Lon

At 7:55pm on January 13, 2012, michael jospeh truax said…

Raymond, yep your right I used to have hair getting a little thin now. Wow that picture brings back a lot of memories.

At 7:53pm on January 13, 2012, michael jospeh truax said…

Raymond, wow been a few years brother. Hope all is well with you. Found Mike Garrett on this site and called him last weekend. Man that was a rush. Have not heard his voice in 39 years and it was good catching up. I'm going to add some photos soon myself with him and a lot of others. I left the Rock in 74, It's hard to put a face on some of the names but I remember your name and photo is real familiar. That's for getting in touch hope to hear from you again. Bet the weather is warmer there in Mexico than here. We just got 8 inches of snow and more coming.....Mike

At 7:52pm on February 16, 2011, Lawrence Stanley Snow(DUSTY)SSG said…
Hi  Ray Its me again I looked at the photos faces looked famiary but its was a long time for me 22 years of service and all. I lost most of my photos in a fire. so I was hopping to get some photos from my friends that was at the Rock the same time that I was.   Lawrence S.(Dusty) Snow.
At 2:48pm on February 16, 2011, Lawrence Stanley Snow(DUSTY)SSG said…
Hi Ray      Yes I remember the accident the driver was killed and the LT had a broken collar if my memory serves me right. I think i   remember the names but need the face to go with them.
At 1:26pm on June 16, 2009, William Garrett said…
Ray, I would love to get a copy of that on a cd. When you get it copied let me know it sure would mean the world to me to hear it. Also I'll help with the cost. Here is my home phone number 1-386-454-3106 I live in Florida.

Thanks William

P.S. Check out the new picture of A Troop I added to my pictures
At 8:00pm on June 8, 2009, donald freeman said…
Raymond do you or anyone reading this have a group picture of 1972 A troop .And do you know when they went to wearing beret's? I do not remember taking one and I got out in March of 1973.
Thanks
 
 
 

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