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20 Year Anniversary Of M-60 Tank Rampage in San Diego
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Maley May 18, 2015.

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Richard (Dick) S. Rees commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Trooper Gettman…well stated!"
Jun 5, 2016
Richard (Dick) S. Rees commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"FYI, YESTERDAY'S WSJ REPORTED THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING REQUIRING THE VA TO PERFORM TRANSGENDER OPERATIONS. IN 2017 I AM GOING TO HAVE A VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH AN ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE TO APPEAL DENIAL OF HEARING AIDS FOR YOURS…"
Jun 5, 2016
Richard (Dick) S. Rees replied to Edward N. Voke's discussion BG James T. Tuberty, U.S. Army (Ret.) in the group Amberg, Third Squadron
"Ed, Since you started this about BG Tuberty's personal  weapons, I will share an incident that occurred on an FTX sometime in 1965 or so.  About 2300 hrs, my  CO informed me to report to SCO at the Officers Mess Tent, upon…"
May 31, 2016
Richard (Dick) S. Rees commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave, You are fortunant you do not live in major city in California, you would have been arrested in San Diego, the most conservative city in the state.  You cannot even display a firearm in public in this state, good luck going forward. (if…"
May 29, 2016
Richard (Dick) S. Rees commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Who is that sitting on the boardwalk in Mission Beach/San Diego?"
Mar 29, 2016
Richard (Dick) S. Rees commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
"I remember the incident, I seem to recall that is name was Roeder, or something similar."
Jan 31, 2016
Richard (Dick) S. Rees commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Ws that Sgt. Clement Ashcroft?  Also, what year was that…Sgt. Aschcroft was my Platoon Sgt. in 64 and the story was that we drove through the gate at the Kaserne, which would become Pond Barracks as a Sherman driver during WWII."
Jan 23, 2016
Richard (Dick) S. Rees commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Interesting article in todays WSJ, by Robert M. Scales, MG, USA "Our Precarious Defenses in Europe>"  (The 2nd Cav. is prominently mentioned in the his opine.)"
Nov 30, 2015
Richard (Dick) S. Rees commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave et al, I just ran across a Stars & Stripes article, very yellowed entitled "From Indians to the Iron Curtain" subtitled A 2nd Armd Cav  Gallop Through History, dated May 4, 1965. I looked the Stars & Stripes website to…"
Sep 18, 2015
Richard (Dick) S. Rees commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave, You might find this interesting, I encountered a guy wearing a 106 Cavalry baseball cap. His father served in that unit in WWll, their last mission was the liberation of Salzburg, Austria.  (somewhat ironic, I arrived their 8 years later,…"
Sep 15, 2015
Dave Gettman left a comment for Richard (Dick) S. Rees
"SCHROETER, Charles; private, Company G, 8th Cavalry; Chihuahua Mountains, Arizona, 20 October 1869; awarded 14 February 1870, gallantry in action. SCHROETER, Charles; enlisted: August 9, 1866, St. Louis, Missouri, by Capt. Bates; born: Luneburg,…"
Jul 6, 2015
Richard (Dick) S. Rees left a comment for Dave Gettman
"Dave, Check out todays San Diego Union Tribune, Military Section…the article describes the discovery of a MOH awardee, who immigrated from Germany and served in the Civil War and was awarded the MOH in 1869 fighting the Apaches in Arizona.…"
Jul 6, 2015
Richard (Dick) S. Rees commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I believe in the British Army you serve in the same Regiment for the duration, it does provide unit cohesion…the US Army wants it's officers and NCOs to be challenged by new situations and to be rated and evaluated by broad spectrum of…"
Jun 2, 2015
Eric Maley replied to Richard (Dick) S. Rees's discussion 20 Year Anniversary Of M-60 Tank Rampage in San Diego
"I also remember that. He must have got in the 60 by opening the divers hatch--  tapping on the vision block with a ballpean hammer it pops right open- then reach in and open the latch and slide the hatch open. A trick I learned at St. Johns…"
May 18, 2015
Shannon Ryan replied to Richard (Dick) S. Rees's discussion 20 Year Anniversary Of M-60 Tank Rampage in San Diego
"I remember that incident very well.  While watching it, as a former tanker, I said to myself, "Why didn't he lock the loader's hatch from the inside?" They would have never been able to open it.  Once he…"
May 17, 2015
Richard (Dick) S. Rees commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Shannon/Dave et al…Check out  first discussion. 20th Anniversary of Tank Rampage in San Diego. Today's San Diego Union-Tribune.  I believe all Tankers will find it a gripping story of almost a generation ago."
May 17, 2015

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
I Troop, M Troop, Hdqs. Troop
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
1203/1204
What was your rank/title?
1st.Lt. Platoon Leader, XO
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
2/64-4/66
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I enjoyed Border Duty, Tank Gunnery, as I recall we scored the highest in Tank Gunnery that spring when I was a newbie 2Lt.
Rich Griffitts Made MG, Ron Zeltman BG, and our CO James T. Tuberty made BG. I ended up as a CPT and BCT CO. at Ft. Polk.LA.
Tell us a little about you now.
Semi-retired, Small Business Owner. Do volunteer work in my community. Married to the same women who accompanied me to Amberg so many years ago. Two adult children, two granddaughters. Have a 2nd home in Mexico
Do you have a web site?
http://no
Phone number (Optional).
(619) 894-0817
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Rich Griffitts, Bill Hollaran

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At 3:30pm on July 6, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

SCHROETER, Charles; private, Company G, 8th Cavalry; Chihuahua Mountains, Arizona, 20 October 1869; awarded 14 February 1870, gallantry in action.

SCHROETER, Charles; enlisted: August 9, 1866, St. Louis, Missouri, by Capt. Bates; born: Luneburg, Hanover; age: 29 yrs; occupation: clerk; hazel eyes, black hair, fair complexion, 5'6"; Company G, 8th Cavalry; discharged: August 9, 1871, Fort Selden, New Mexico, expiration of service; rank: private.

SCHROETER, Charles; 2nd enlistment: October 7, 1871, St. Louis, Missouri, by Capt. Brown; born: Hanover, Germany; age: 34 yrs; occupation: soldier; hazel eyes, black hair, fair complexion, 5'6 1/4"; Company [illegible], 1st Infantry; discharged: October 7, 1876, Fort Sully, Dakota Territory, expiration of service; rank: sergeant; character: excellent.

The guy on the left in the photo, with the black feather in his Stetson and one side pinned up with the gold badge, is the "other" 2d Cavalry, Jeff Davis' own, established in 1855. The feather and pinned hat are both trademarks of Jeff Davis' regiment. They later became the 5th Cavalry shortly after the Civil War started. We became the 2d Cavalry at the same time, August 1861. Can't say what regiment the other guy is representing.

At 5:54pm on January 26, 2015, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Richard I hope you are having a great day.

At 11:07am on January 26, 2015, Frank L Moseley Jr said…
Happy Birthday Sir! Hope you have a great day.
We may have crossed paths in Amberg. I got there in late Feb 66, assigned to Hq Trp, Sqdn Maint/PLL
Toujours Pret
At 2:56pm on May 19, 2014, Wayne Dixon said…

DICK, Your comment #1 Did you mean 64 or 66 for arrival at I Trp.?, I departed in June 64.

At 6:19pm on May 17, 2014, Wayne Dixon said…

Hello Dick, did you receive the e-mail sent to you, I was inquiring if you might have an old copy of the company roster from I Troop.  I am like everyone else, did not think of adding one to my files.  I was out in San Diego going to school back in 1960 at Coronado Beach, with the Navy.  They were teaching me how to load all the vehicles and equipment of the 2nd Armored Division, we were a STRAC unit, plus they sent me to Little Creek Virginia for Amphibious Training, guess the only group I never received training from is the Marines.  I worked as a classified courier as a escort for a couple of trips from Barksdale AFB.  I had a crew with armed personnel, we guarded a couple of 16 wheelers across the states.  Every time we stopped, we had to have guards around the vehicles.  Dick if you should remember all the other officers in I Troop that was there, would you please send me their name and approximately when they were and their units assignment.

Appreciate it I have a couple of letters in the mail seeking their function in I troop, I am trying to put chain of commands together for the periods that I served there.  My first Troop commander made 4 star, ROBERT L. SCHWITZER, I was with him 59.

I hope you are no where near the fire, I see it was arson that caused part of it. People are becoming crazy here lately.

At 9:39pm on May 15, 2014, Sigmund Fertig said…

Dick, 9 in San Diego county and 2 in Riverside county for a total of 11 and the people who were on duty in our Black Mountain Lookout tower could see the smoke from S D.

At 11:11am on May 12, 2014, Harry Warner said…
Good morning Dick. The clipping arrived today. Will see what I can do but I see problems. It is rather large and not too clear. I am scanning it in 2 sections and will have to try to piece it together. Would try translating but I'm sure you want it before the year 3000.
Harry TP
At 5:13pm on May 3, 2014, Harry Warner said…

Dick, are you able to post the photos from Camp Gates?  

At 12:13pm on March 18, 2014, Harry Warner said…
Glad to have you with us, Dick. First drink is on me.
At 8:09pm on January 9, 2014, G. "Butch" Mundy said…

I was Lt. Darrah's driver on I-36 when he was 3rd. Plt. leader in 64-65 .

 
 
 

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