" Hello David. You came in a month before I shipped out in March. I was radar operator and spent a lot of time at Camp Pitman. Got any pictures? If you do, hope you add them to the post. Welcome friend."
" Hello Steve, how are you doing. I was on the Rock during your time there. I've been trying to remember the name of the Lt. that was on the jeep headed to Wieden when they over turned. The driver, private Wolfe died of his injuries.…"
"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"
" Welcome to the sight Tom. I was also in A troop from Aug 71 to Mar 72, so we probably worked together or even spoke, but to save my life I can't remember names very well. You have any pictures? Post them please.
" I'm the old fashion type preacher. I preach and teach for a small congregation here in Mexicali, Baja Califonia. Its across the border from Calexico, California. Been here for about 25 years. I do all of my teaching from the…"
"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…"
" Hello George, my name is Raymond Gonzalez. I live in Mexio. I was in A troop from Aug.1971 thur Mar.1972. My memory is a little fuzzy on some things at the rock, but I do have some pictures on my page. In one of your…"
"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…"
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?
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
P.S. Check out the new picture of A Troop I added to my pictures