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"Happy holidays  to all of you and your families  at the 1/2 acr who are still near snd dear to my heart"
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"Dave I don't think you got robbed I think the cheap price (20 marks a head) was to make up for the burning sensation  she surely knew would follow.Thanks for sharing the stories couldn't stop laughing you are living proof of what…"
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"Just got a phone call with a story from a memory that was sparked by me posting these pics I am so grateful and elated it is a part of my fathers life that I always longed to know about.Its nice to hear stories that confirm what my mom said that my…"
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Bayreuth 1973-1974 patriots

For all the men who served with my father and were kind enough to respond and share Thank you you have blessed and filled a part of my heart that has always felt empty. My dad died doing what he loved he had so much pride in the history of the HOW batt.The army was not his job it was his life he was not perfect ( he was a 20 yr old in a foreign land in the 70s enough said) but now it has been confirmed that he was a man worthy of respect. I have honored his life and legacy all of my life but…See More
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"I didn't know about anyone being killed during that exercise. C Troop lost two men injured, one severely, on the 25th when Sheridan C-15 caught fire and exploded."
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Howitzer Battery; 1st squadron;2nd Armord Calvary Redgiment
Where were you stationed?
Bayreuth Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
Head Armor (MA)
What was your rank/title?
PFC 1ST CLASS
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1973-1974
Tell us a little about your cav days.
My father PFC Garry Smith passed away while on duty in the armory on July 2,1974 at the time my mother was 7 mths pregnant with me.
Tell us a little about you now.
I am reaching out to ANY ONE who may have served with my father and would be willing to share a story wither it be good or bad (nobodys perfect and I hear we share a little rebelious side) please even if was just in passing and you seen what kind of soldier he was I would love to hear it.
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772-409-3695

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Bayreuth 1973-1974 patriots

For all the men who served with my father and were kind enough to respond and share Thank you you have blessed and filled a part of my heart that has always felt empty. My dad died doing what he loved he had so much pride in the history of the HOW batt.The army was not his job it was his life he was not perfect ( he was a 20 yr old in a foreign land in the 70s enough said) but now it has been confirmed that he was a man worthy of respect. I have honored his life and legacy all of my life but…

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At 8:05pm on January 4, 2014, Jim Borge said…

Thank you. If they are on your profile, I will check the out.

At 9:06pm on January 3, 2014, Jim Borge said…

Thank you Rebecca. Have  a blessed 2014.

At 8:41am on December 17, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

I didn't know about anyone being killed during that exercise. C Troop lost two men injured, one severely, on the 25th when Sheridan C-15 caught fire and exploded.

At 4:49am on December 17, 2013, Jim Borge said…

Welcome to the family, Rebecca!

At 4:47am on December 17, 2013, Jim Borge said…

Hi Rebecca. It is such a pleasure to meet you after all these years. I do remember your father Garry Smith. He was one of my very good friends. I was near the arms room out in the field in Germany when the tragic accident happened. His death affected us all at HWB. I am glad you are well. God bless you.

At 7:28pm on December 16, 2013, robin g johnson said…

Hello I think your dad was downtown Bindlack I really don't remember seeing him around on the Rock,welcome to Dragoon  Base.

At 3:00pm on December 16, 2013, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Try the How Battery FIST group Garry. Maybe one of the cannon cockers wll remember your Dad. Good luck and welcome to the Dragoon Base.

 
 
 

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