"Bad Bernek, not too far from the Rock, was an awesome place in the summer - open markets, river flowing right through the town, outside seating at the ghasthouses, bands playing in the cobblestone streets, bratwurst sizzling on open grills, old…"
"Mike, my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to chat with you and get caught up on everything and maybe catch you up on stuff too. BTW, I'm not sure if you remember Rudy Archambeau (Soux Indian - big anti-white man chip on his…"
"Ah, The Rock! How well I remember The Rock! I was talking to a buddy the other day and he remembered when the February wind would blow so powerfully hard and we called it "The Hawk!" I remember a big soldier named Lampe, who commented on…"
"Hi Sgt. Penley! I remember you well because you were always a stand up guy and an excellent soldier. You were there for me when I had a psychotic break which rendered me schizophrenic (drug induced) and landed me a stretch at the volunteer fire…"
"Thanks for the link, Mike. I also have a few links for obtaining my special beers whenever I absolutely have to have one. By the way, there is a most wonderful magazine (monthly) called "The Malt Advocate" that truly educates a person to…"
"I imagine that song sort of brings a tear to your eye. Up at the Rock, with the biggest city being Bayreuth (lots of people pronounced it "Bay-Ruth" but it was "Buy-Royt") the main beer was Maisel (Jewish star on the label and…"
"I was in Delta company on the Rock from '71 til '74. Now I am a psych nurse (RN) for Legacy hospital in Portland, OR. Loved it in Germany. Bavaria rocks! I am still planning on going there with my wife for a nice vacation. Flew tandem on a…"
"I remember that pizza wagon! You would get your pizza and fold it over like a calzone and eat it like a big taco! I wasn't stationed there but every now and then I would leave the Rock to go down there with NATO guard. Good memories…"
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
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.
Toujours Pret Richard,
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