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Robert E Harrell
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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

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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

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
M co
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
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…


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!!!
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At 12:37am on November 18, 2009, Robert Waggoner said…
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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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



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