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Richard E. Swinney II
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  • Claremore, OK
  • United States
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Richard E. Swinney II commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"Welcome Bill, F troop, H troop and Hdq trp, 1969-1970. Tanker"
Aug 20, 2013
Richard E. Swinney II commented on Jesse Kelley's group F Troop
"Now thats an idea!"
Mar 22, 2013
Richard E. Swinney II commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"Still no one from 69-70 era? If so, what ever happened to Gilliam, was a tunnel rat, and Sgt. Kiefer, tank commander? Mosley, and the list goes on.  "
Jan 17, 2013
Richard E. Swinney II commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"No kin in the article, But as far as the Cherokee Dragoons, Chief Stand Watie is my 1st Cousin 4x removed, Chief Tah-chee is my half Great Grand Uncle, and there were many more family who were also Cav. "
Dec 29, 2012
Richard E. Swinney II commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
Dec 29, 2012
Richard E. Swinney II commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"I stumbled onto this while working on my family ancestry and thought someone else might seeing it also.  "
Dec 29, 2012
Richard E. Swinney II commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"I was lucky in that I spent the Christmas of 1969 with a German family in a little town called Neuhause. I think I spelled that right. I stayed in a dairy barn on a rathjer large pileof straw with many many quilts and a fire in what they used to…"
Dec 24, 2012
Richard E. Swinney II replied to Eric Larson's discussion Legends in the group Bamberg
"In 1969 a friend of mine and I found one of the entrances to that underground facility. It was behind H troop several feet and looked like a small well house. The door was metal and welded shut. Italso hadanold padlock on it. Our supply Sgt. told us…"
Dec 23, 2012
Richard E. Swinney II commented on Dave Gettman's group Troop portraits
"Is there any way to get hold of our old outfits to get copies of troop pics?"
Dec 23, 2012
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Troop portraits

Got a troop portrait you would like to share with everybody? I am collecting them for the 2d Cavalry Association History Center Gallery.See details below.See More
Dec 23, 2012
Richard E. Swinney II replied to Randy Garbrick's discussion WHAT WAS REALLY STORED AT SITE 33? in the group Bamberg
"Site 33 was indeed at Bambrg. It was several missile silos (or so they appeared), surrounded by trees and a large fence surrounding the whole thing. The doors to these large mounds were somewhere around 12 feet tall or more. Thjey were metal double…"
Dec 23, 2012
Richard E. Swinney II joined Robb Russell's group
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Bamberg

For those who served in Bamberg.
Dec 20, 2012
Richard E. Swinney II commented on Jesse Kelley's group F Troop
"Sorry guys my memory really isn't worth a darn any more, but I would really like to find old friends from 1969 and 1970. I was in F Trp, H Trp, and Hdq Trp, that I remember. I received a brain injury while in and lost some of my memory so if…"
Apr 16, 2012
Richard E. Swinney II joined Jesse Kelley's group
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F Troop

Welcome to the F Trp foxhole, Please feel free to stop in and leave a comment.See More
Apr 16, 2012
Dave Gettman left a comment for Richard E. Swinney II
"Welcome home, Swinney. Thank you for your service."
Apr 15, 2012
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Richard E. Swinney II
"Toujours Pret Richard Welcome home Trooper. The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (HTML and format friendly), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the always busy Oldtimers club). Also links for “2nd…"
Apr 15, 2012

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
F Trp, Hdq. Trp, H Trp
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
Tanker
What was your rank/title?
PFC
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1969-1970
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Typical young asshole with all the answers.
Tell us a little about you now.
Totally Disabled Nam Vet
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Sgt. Keefer, Spec 4 Moseley, PFC Gilliam
 
 
 

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