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Are any other members former army cooks or current army cooks in the ACR?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Spell Dec 1, 2011.

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CAMP GATES

"I was there permanent party from 1979-1980.  When Ssgt Betancourt left for stateside, I took over the messhall.  The place downtown was called Heinz's Gasthof and Country Discotech when I was there.  I had a room there for a year…"
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CAMP GATES

"I was there permanent party from 1979-1980.  When Ssgt Betancourt left for stateside, I took over the messhall.  The place downtown was called Heinz's Gasthof and Country Discotech when I was there.  I had a room there for a year…"
Jul 24, 2015
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CAMP GATES

"I was 1/2 ACR D Company."
Jul 24, 2015
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CAMP GATES

"I was at Camp Gates from 1979 to 1980.  I'm SP/4 Bob Rusher.  I was the Mess Sgt. after SSGT Betancourt went PCS to stateside. "
Jul 24, 2015
STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR left a comment for Robert Rusher
" Robert. I do believe that I was with the AVLB towing you. I remember SSG Betancourt. The AVLB section would be parked near the kitchen truck in the field. One time I remember  SSG B telling me that he had to get replenishments but…"
Dec 2, 2011
Richard Spell replied to Robert Rusher's discussion cooks
"No, but let me just say that the cooks up at the border were the best I ever encountered in the Army."
Dec 1, 2011
Steve McKee left a comment for Robert Rusher
"Hey Robert,    I picked up the tabs today. Are you still interested?"
Nov 29, 2011
brian browning replied to Robert Rusher's discussion cooks
"I was a cook from 87-89 in Amberg. Crazy times."
Nov 28, 2011
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Are any other members former army cooks or current army cooks in the ACR?See More
Nov 27, 2011
Daniel J. Wroten left a comment for Robert Rusher
"Hello Robert, welcome back to the "Rock" I was there in the 60s, I am close to you in Dunedin, "
Nov 12, 2011
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94B From the Messhall

What's it like to cook for the Dragoons?  Peace time, war time, out in the field, back in the rear....  I know there are some great stories!  Let's hear them...See More
Nov 12, 2011
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Bindlach

For those who served at Christensen Barracks.
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Delta Company

1/2 ACR , Delta Company, Bindlach, Germany The ROCK.See More
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Border Patrol

Many of us experienced a unique part of history patrolling the East German & Czechoslovakian Borders during the Cold war. Share those stories here with those who served on the border.See More
Nov 12, 2011
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Now here is one I would really like to take home

"Where did you get the spencer?  That's nice!"
Nov 11, 2011
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"I was D Company at "The Rock" 1/2 ACR 1978 - 1980, but the second year was at Camp Gates.  That was the best year of my young life!  "
Nov 11, 2011

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
D Company, 1/2 ACR at Bindlach. I was at Camp Gates from about December 1978 to January 1980. I was a SP/4 running the messhall after SSGT Betancourt went PCS to the world.
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach Germany for 1 year, with a 30 day at Camp Gates, then permanent party at Camp Gates from about December 1978 to January 1980.
What MOS or job description did you have?
94B. I cooked for about 70 of my very closest friends! I had the key to the room at Heinz's Gasthof in Brand for that year. For free! I wonder who has the key now?
What was your rank/title?
SP/4, Mess SGT.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1978-1980.
Tell us a little about your cav days.
As a cook I had the opportunity to be dragged while steering my duece and a half by a bridge tank to get through a giant field of mud while on maneuvers. The border was a terrific place for a 22 year old single guy to be permanent party. We went down town every night but the rotating tankers had to have a pass. I was totally the opposite of what it was like on a large post. No hostility toward GI's on the Czech border.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Kenny Floyd, Russell Dadd, David Dubbs, and his roommate Louie, and a guy we called Chief at Camp Gates.

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At 10:31pm on December 2, 2011, STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR said…

 Robert. I do believe that I was with the AVLB towing you. I remember SSG Betancourt. The AVLB section would be parked near the kitchen truck in the field. One time I remember  SSG B telling me that he had to get replenishments but his truck was not working. I told him that we could go get it with my AVLB, at first he thought I was joking. When I told him that I was not joking he got a big grin. We had the bridge off so there was plenty of space to load the boxes. He was a funny sight wearing his cook whites and a CVC helmet sitting in the TC seat. The look on the guys that were handing out the food was priceless when we pulled up and out popped SSG B with that big grin.

 I liked the food at Camp Gates. There was a cook with blond hair that was with me on patrol along the Grenze and we picked some musrooms. I do not remember his name or exactly when it was, but in the fall.

At 1:01pm on November 29, 2011, Steve McKee said…

Hey Robert, 

 

I picked up the tabs today. Are you still interested?

At 4:43pm on November 12, 2011, Daniel J. Wroten said…

Hello Robert, welcome back to the "Rock" I was there in the 60s, I am close to you in Dunedin, 

At 9:16pm on November 10, 2011, Lance K. Mertz said…

I was in Bamberg, 1st Platoon, H Co, 2/2.

At 7:58pm on November 9, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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