What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Aviation Company, 2d Armored Cavalry
Where were you stationed?
Nürnberg & Bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
675.1 Single Rotor Observation Helicopter Mechanic
675.3 Single Rotor Medium Cargo Helicopter Mechanic
Worked mostly as a clerk-typist, though.
What was your rank/title?
Pvt E2, Pfc E3 & SP/4 E4.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
28-Dec-1962 thru 7-Jun-1965
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Found out the relative values of military jobs, that helicopter mechanics were a dime a dozen, but a clerk-typist was worth his weight in gold. Worked a little on helicopters before working in the Maintenance office at Soldiers Field AAF. Worked on CH-34 ALT helicopter at Bindlach from Mar,'64 thru Aug, '64. My last 5 months were running the tool van.
Tell us a little about you now.
Spent 37 years in Data Processing/IT. Retired in 2003.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Charles J Smith (Snuffy) is the one we've been looking for for a few years. Last seen in 1979 in Alabama.
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Hi Rick, I saw your pictures of Soldiers Field. I was at the same place but after you left. ('66 - '67). I have some pictures also. They're on youtube. Look for "Nurnberg and Soldiers Field Army Airfield 1966". I hope to hear back from you.
Don't know how I missed you joining the Oldtimers. Sometimes people just fall through the cracks. I moved from Sicklerville in '04 to Mays landing. I think there is someone else from Berlin here. I hope you are feeling better. I saw your post....that's how I found you.
Hey Rick. Got your message. The guys you mentioned, don't ring a bell, but I just got back from a fishing trip with Ed Howlett and Dave Wilcox. Had a great time telling war stories. Here's my e-mail address, would love to see picture of Ed. I also have several pictures from Bindlach. email@example.com.