What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd Howitzer Battery, 2nd ACR
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
82C - Field Artillery Surveyor
Assistant Training NCO
What was your rank/title?
PV2 to Spec 5 and finally Sergeant
Training Room specialist and Recorder with the Survey Party
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Sept 28, 1979 through April 18, 1986
Tell us a little about your cav days.
They were the hardest working and partying soldiers ever. Survey always worked close with FIST and Special Weapons. Fought with 3rd Sqdn during Desert Storm under C-Btry, 4th BN / 27th FAR. So many friends - Sgt Kreitzer, SP4 McKee, Sgt Andy Hirth, SP4 Sellinger, Sgt Scott, SFC Murphy, SSG Billy Sears, 1SG Meinz, 1SG Brown (Airborne) and the list goes on. Special memory of Sgt Eddie Whitfield who died in a traffic accident enroute from Vilseck.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired SFC - 13M (Multiple Launch Rocket System) as of 01-01-01...married for 30+ years...two grandkids...work for the State of Illinois as the Assistant Veterans' Program Manager (Best job in the world - assisting veterans)
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Grant DeBie (California), Hector Gil (Houston, TX), Roberto F. Scott (NY or Italy), Jose Cruz (13B), and anyone that was stationed with 3rd How Brty, 2d ACR 79-86.
Found Tom Hunting from Toad Suck, Arkansas
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LMAO!!!!! How could I ever forget! Never chew gum and fall asleep when you have a stash. Yeah, i am from Texas....I moved to Arkansas then back to Texas and back to Arkansas after I retired. Yep, those were some crazy years. Hirth came to see me one time about 15 years ago but we didnt stay in contact with each other. I guess our lives took different paths back then. I found Elwess and Bookenugen(Booger) a few days ago. Still trying to remember some others. The fog is clearing some. lol Good to hear from you bud!
Hey Wuth, I remember you from the time when I got there with Whitfield and Davis. I remember you because you were one of the decent professional soldiers that the "cruits"(remember?) could look up to although I didn’t work directly with you. I also went on that trip to Berchtesgaden with Scott, Davila, Gonce… you name them. Never did border time though but plenty Camp Cheb at Graf, Hoehnfels, and Wildflicken. In any case it was a pleasant surprise to find you alive and well, I thank God for that and I’ll pray that he continues to watch over you and your family.
Im sure that you remember SSG Orfield 13B, I ran into him in Savannah GA a few years ago and although I lost contact at the time he was looking well and owned a Hunting and Tackle shop near Ft Stewart.
Hey, I was just reading the comments on LTC Bird's page and saw your comment. LTC Bird relieved LTC Norton in Oct or Nov 83. I was with I trp at Camp Reed at the time and at formation that morning, one of the Lt's announced "The shit just hit the fan".... And he was right. All for the better tho, I still remember Col Bird at a squadron formation one morning tossing a metal sign on the ground. It was the last "No American Soldier's Allowed" sign from the last bar to forbid American's to enter.
I tried to get a hold of To Hunting a few times,but he will never return my calls.I talk to Steve Kelbel 4-5 times a year.Dave Hoeft stays in close contact with each other even though they are on opposite ends of the country. I spoke to Charles Cleveland last year,he was doing well.It's funny,SFC Bryson used to call me and cleveland "salt and pepper".Mark jandrey had a stroke last year and is hard to undersyand on the phone,he still lives in ELI on the lake,no computer no cell phone,he said he couldnt be bothered.I'll jog my memory and try to remember some more. Carl