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Do you have neighbors like this......
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My neighbors dog crapped in our yard...my wife got so pissed she told to get a shovel and throw it over the fence...WTF? now I still have dog poop in my yard and my neighbor has my shovel....Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gettman Jan 27, 2014.

Any drivers of the M60A-1 remember the number of hours racked up on the engines.......
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I'm into heavy equipment construction and we normally look to replacing a given piece when it reaches 10,000 hr.......I don't remember seeing an hour gauge on the tank....don't even know if it had…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael 'Mike' Jones Feb 22, 2013.

Is the old Dragoon Base forum....
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still around?  Any links to it? I first stumbled on that one right about the time it was reorganizing to this site...would like to check out some of the stories I read over there....thanksContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis K. Hansen Oct 17, 2012.

What are these things?
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Copy this photo from J Auger..noticed these showing up in a lot of photos...looks like a Hoffner device....and whats that tube thing? Thanks …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lance K. Mertz Mar 18, 2012.

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Robert E Harrell left a comment for Joseph H. Stegeman
"Thanks for posting the pics!!!"
Jan 18
Robert E Harrell left a comment for George Martin
"Thanks for posting those great pics...operations looks different that I rember...course that was in '76..."
Jan 22, 2016
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"If thats a M-60....do I feel old!!!"
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Mike Stone left a comment for Robert E Harrell
"The pictures only give a piece of the story. When you are on the ground 35 years later, even with all the changes, the memories bring you right back to yesterday."
May 26, 2015
Robert E Harrell left a comment for Mike Stone
"Can't believe how much its changed....thanks for posting..."
May 26, 2015
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"Looks like basic training...."
May 5, 2015
Robert E Harrell left a comment for Leslie (Gene) Hughes
"Welcome!!  You showed up In March...I got there in October....which platoon were you in??"
May 5, 2015
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Camp Rotz

"Thanks for posting these...interesting to see the before and after....doesn't look like the Germans did much with Rotz after all these years...."
Sep 22, 2014
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"wonder where this is???"
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Looking Down the barrel of a Browning M-2

"We had the M85 version mounted in the cupola...unlike that crappy 7.62 by the main gun...the cal 50 never jammed...and you're right...was a blast to fire..."
Jan 29, 2014
Dave Gettman replied to Robert E Harrell's discussion Do you have neighbors like this......
"Outstanding, David!!!"
Jan 27, 2014
David M Haanen replied to Robert E Harrell's discussion Do you have neighbors like this......
"Do like I did when the kids were in cub scouts we were building trebuchets, and I took the neighbors dog poop put in the catapult, and flung it at his house. after a few splats on his house he made sure that the dog pooped some where else."
Jan 27, 2014
George W. Smith replied to Robert E Harrell's discussion Starting to get a little confused with the recent pictures
"Sam, during the time you were at Pond Barracks, this is the basic layout. It shows only the major units/activities."
Dec 5, 2013
Samuel Manuppelli Jr replied to Robert E Harrell's discussion Starting to get a little confused with the recent pictures
"This is the 1st time viewing this photo. I have forgotten much since i was there from April 1970-August 1971. I was 1st assigned to How Btry and seem to remember working under a Sgt. Crowe, and was a driver of a 2 1/2 ton truck. I do remember that…"
Dec 5, 2013
John G Boyd replied to Robert E Harrell's discussion Do you have neighbors like this......
"geez"
Nov 30, 2013
John G Boyd replied to Robert E Harrell's discussion Do you have neighbors like this......
"If flies are drawn to it, then, maybe, it may s.... whew!"
Nov 30, 2013

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
M co
Where were you stationed?
Amberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
Armor
What was your rank/title?
E-2
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Sept 75 - 77
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
James Garett Cecil Benner Bruce Lathrop Sgt Orendorf SGt Courtney Sgt Bell Lt Mantz Cpt Bill Hill ______ Matherson

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At 8:02am on May 26, 2015, Mike Stone said…

The pictures only give a piece of the story. When you are on the ground 35 years later, even with all the changes, the memories bring you right back to yesterday.

At 7:17pm on March 1, 2013, Fernando Zamarripa said…

I remember all these guys in M Co. 2nd platoon. My first unit with a bunch of great guys. I drove M-22. TC was SSG MacSparren, Marston was the loader

At 2:06pm on March 1, 2013, David R Sholter said…

Bob,

We were there at the same time. Amazing. I arrived Pond Barracks fall 75, then straight to Hohenfels until M Co barracks were ready to occupy. Left Oct 77. I remember SGT Lawrence (tall, skinny guy with a studder), SGT French, SSG Witwer/Witmer (spoke fluent German, called him Buzzard), SFC Frazier (little stumpy guy), 2LT Cook (called him Cookie Man, Cpt Hill used to gnaw him like a chew toy). I recall some of the faces in your pics. Looking for my album, should have some pics to post soon. BTW, passed Sanford on Disney thing last summer. Sholter

At 1:09pm on November 27, 2012, Carson Antelope said…

I don't recall Bill. But I sure knew alot of people over there! I hope you are doing well. Take care and I will see you soon.

At 7:17am on November 16, 2012, Gary E. Penley said…

Robert, I reside in Davao City, RP. It is on the big island of Mindanao.  Have been here for almost 4 years.  Got married to fine Christian lady here. Weather is good most of the time and the dollar goes a long way; not like back in the US. Recently came back to LA for a visit with family and friends.  I see you live in Sanford, FL. Traveled there quite a few times visiting friends over in Lake Alfred. 

At 10:04am on November 22, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 2:28pm on March 25, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Bob,the last time I was back in Amberg was 2002 with my wife.Pond Barracks is a big apartment complex now.The old mess hall is a german rest.(Alte Kassern)the only other buildings standing are .K troop,
,L troop.Headquarters troop,and the head barracks that when I was stationed there in 69-71 was I Troop with the S1-3also in there.But they are all apartments and a lot of new little houses built.We walked all over the old grounds,no problem.
At 1:32pm on March 8, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Bob,I was at Amberg 69-71.in Headquarters Troop with Redeye.Got out as a SGT.Had a great 2 years there .Just wondering do the DOGS still run Sanford dog track.My father in law used to live in St.Pete. went to the dogs alot.
At 4:08pm on November 22, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…
Happy Birthday Robert


Wishing you many more!!!
From all of us at DragoonBase.
At 12:37am on November 18, 2009, Robert Waggoner said…
Robert,
Wow did those pics bring back memories. Couldn't remember all the names but have pictures with same guys in them we were in the same Company. I am Bob Waggoner, was Cpt Hill's driver on the jeep, Training NCO and was gunner on Cpt Hill's tank when he wasn't on it I was TC. Been a long time. would love to see more pics. My email is rwaggoner2@roadrunner.com
 
 
 

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