"Hi Mike! I'm retired now and really enjoying it. You were in A troop when I was in Delta company. What was the feud between Charlie troop and Howitzer Battery? I remember riots happening between these two at Graf?"
"Hi Don! I got there in October of '71 and was assigned to D company. I remember those M-88's which we called the tank retriever. They burned mo-gas instead of diesel and I believe they used gallons-per-mile instead of the other way around.…"
"Thanks for the update Richard. Yes, it was a great time. We have had the opportunity to revisit the "Rock" 3 times now. However it is now back in German control and is a neighborhood community of houses, apartments,…"
"I was in Delta company from '71 to '74. Just this year, 2018, I got hearing aids because I've lost almost 50% of my hearing in both ears from firing those 105's and 152's all those years. I suppose the .50 cal and coax…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
First of the second in Bindlach, Germany. I was first in Delta Tank company.
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
Armor. I was a tank driver in an M-60 tank. Later, i was with the volunteer fire dept. on base.
What was your rank/title?
PFC for life.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1971 through 1974
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was stationed in Bindlach, Germany from October, '71 until April, '74. I loved it there. The nicest part, I think, was that I completed my high school studies there and graduated from Nurnberg American High. I joined a really neat church that was partly on base and partly in Bayreuth, Germany. Lots of nice folks.
Tell us a little about you now.
I am a Psych Nurse (RN) in Portland, OR. I am a P-3 paraglider pilot in my spare time. I haven't been back to Germany but do plan on going sometime soon.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Jim Cain, Bill Cannon, Henry B. Drake, Jeff Neis, Mario Rodriguez
Thanks for the update Richard. Yes, it was a great time. We have had the opportunity to revisit the "Rock" 3 times now. However it is now back in German control and is a neighborhood community of houses, apartments, stores etc. HQ is an old folks and nursing home now.
Bro Lu!! So great to hear from you after all these years. I still have the orange blanket you gave me before you rotated. I took Mario & his wife Cindy home to Palacious, Tx when he got out. I last visited Bill Cannon in Dallas, Tx, and Jeff Neis lives in Vancouver, Wa, last time we have talked on the phone. It has been years since we have made contact.
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