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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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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?
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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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



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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