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Robb Russell
  • 64, Male
  • Fort White, Florida
  • United States

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Sigmund Fertig commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"In my day, 58/60, The Green Goose was named The La Paloma, got carried out of there by 2 MP's in 59, to drunk to walk and causing a ruckus !"
Mar 8
Dennis Erickson commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
"So when did tops get added to patrol and all jeeps? would have been nice when I was on the border and all other times in the late 60s."
Jan 19
Kenneth R. Block commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
"I was in I Troop from Jan 87 to Nov 89 and remember CPT Rogers, Arroyo, Buzbee, Cervantes, Otomura, Grasher, Wiggs, and many others both pictured or not. I really miss the people and what we endured together. I especially miss my driver PFC…"
Nov 21, 2022
Ron "Psycho" Franzen commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
"My jeep (the Captain's jeep). I put over 21,000 miles on that thing in just a year's time driving between Amberg and the border camps and the training grounds and the TAC site and all over the "war plan" site (which was nowhere…"
Nov 21, 2022
Ron "Psycho" Franzen commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
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For those who remember or want to share with others who also served at Pond barracks. Pleasepost lotsof pics. We love them.
Nov 19, 2022
David Kurtz commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
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Jul 19, 2022

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT 3/2 ACR(Medics)
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Camp Rotz and Camp May
What MOS or job description did you have?
91B Troop Medic. On the books I was assigned to 3rd Platoon, L Troop 3.2 ACR.
What was your rank/title?
Pv1-Sp/4 "P"

I had a few PSG's in my 2 ACR time who made sure I left there promotable. Cecil "Black Buddha" I will never forget you and was great running into you at the Anniston Commisary and you seen me in SFC stripes. Gregg I knew you the least since most of that time I was in BNCOC at Bad Toelz and PCS'ng back to CONUS. SFC Ellsworth Sickles I probably served under you the longest and at the border the most.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
March 1977-Dec 1979
Tell us a little about your cav days.
My first assignment when I got to Amberg was on loan to L Troop until gunnery was over. Wow.

I remember being on Range 790 on Graf and meeting the Medic Platoon Sergeant asking him why I never was assigned and it turned out I was hidden until gunnery was over. I had the best time of my life and got to know a lot of the platoon including Cpl's Big and Lil Willy and came back to them for Reforger 77.

I spent most of my tour at Camps Rotz and Camp May as a border medic and on patrol .I did do time at the rear in between the camps.I had a great time even though it seemed like I stayed on alert and always ready to roll off into hell.

The Cav was a tough learning assignment back then, every unit after that was a lot easier and I have the Cav experience to thank for getting ready to be a NCO. I never knew how much I loved it until it was all over. Maybe someday I can meet back up with all of you at Fiddler's Green.

Toujours Pret!!
Tell us a little about you now.
I made SFC in the Chemical Corps and ended up getting caught up in the early out RIFs of the early 90's.

I did time with 1st Armored Division, taught SERE and NBC to pilots at Ft Rucker, taught various topics on NBC at Chemical School at Ft McClellan and was the first Small Group Leader at the Chemical Corps NCO Academy for ANCOC. I finished my time at the Chem School as the deputy Curator and Historian at The Chemical Corps Museum and wrote and cataloged a lot of the Chemical Corps History for the 1st Gulf war.

Today I am a nuisance wildlife specialist and basically handle problem wildlife conflicts for a living near Gainesville, Florida in a tiny town of called Fort White, in Columbia County. I live out in the woods and it gets cold here and there are no beaches for 100 miles or more.

I am the father of four kids Robb III, 32, Wayne 21, Eddie 19 and Marie 17.

My other web sites including this one are http://www.thewildlifepro.net , http://www.trapperobb.com , http://www.animalremoval.net , http://gainesvillewildliferemoval.com. and a few hundred others.

I do web sites if any want wants to hire a old Cav vet in fact I made this one here too!I am pretty good with search engine optimization if you have a site that does not show up on search engines and need it too.

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Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Roger Hayward, Larry Lane of Vermont, Don Kline of Paris KY, , Brian Johnson, Juan Moralles, Greg Wilson, SSG (R) Cecil Young and the rest of the 3/2 ACR Medics of HHT back in 77-79.

1SG Mooring, I will never forget my first "first Sgt. CSM Patton, CSM Chittick, MG (R) John R.Landry, Cpr William Dealey are a few of the leaders I remember to this day.

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At 12:08pm on August 3, 2021, Shannon Ryan said…

Dragoon base is still going Robb thanks again. Rest in peace.

At 10:14am on August 3, 2020, Dave Gettman said…

We're still here, Brother. Thanks for the second chance.

At 10:04am on August 3, 2020, Shannon Ryan said…

Rest in peace Robb Russell.

At 9:37am on August 4, 2014, Dave Gettman said…

Your memory lives on in this website, Robb.

At 12:39am on December 27, 2013, Frank L Moseley said…

Rest in Peace Robb, Brother In Arms. You will be both missed and remembered for all you have done for Dragoon Base.  Toujours Pret!

At 12:06am on December 27, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…

Rest In Peace  Brother,,  I salute your service and all that ye have done ... Your roads have been long and have touched many.... "Toujours Pret"

At 10:22am on December 26, 2013, Rafael Pabon said…

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity, Trooper Russell actions will vibrate for eternity and we will never forgotten his kind and professional dedication to the 2nd ACR. Rob we will take over your watch until our call to report to the LORD comes....R.I.P.

At 10:19pm on December 25, 2013, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…

Robb is gone but he will never be forgotten.   RIP .

At 10:15pm on December 25, 2013, Cosme Guzman-Torres said…

Rest in Peace, Rob. You will be  missed.

You have left legacy here at Dragoon Base..

Toujours Pret - Always ready .Dragoon for life. God be with you

At 9:45pm on December 25, 2013, Gary Carter said…
Rest In Peace Robb






This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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