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Rodney James Rowan
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SSG Haiby / SFC Austin / ILT Conforti
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Byrd Feb 20, 2022.


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Richard Byrd replied to Rodney James Rowan's discussion SSG Haiby / SFC Austin / ILT Conforti
"Conforti is a senior executive in Sutter Health.  See:  https://theorg.com/org/sutter-health/org-chart/james-conforti SFC Austin I never heard from again after I left command. SSG Haiby was an instructor at Ft Sam Houston after he left…"
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT 3rd Squardron 2ACR
Where were you stationed?
POND BARRACKS - Amberg Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
91A.... MEDIC
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
fall '87 thru fall '89
Tell us a little about your cav days.
awesome experience!!! 3rd Floor MEDICS rocked!!! Arrived in Germany as an E-2 private......learned alot about the TRACK vehicles(ambulances)......also the 5 Ton .... and the HUMMER was just rec'd in 1988. I drove the LT and SFC around during REFORGER...... early morning PT with many many miles of running in/around Amberg..... Learned to SKI on many trips to Austria. We would usually walk to town(amberg) and then ride the TAXI back to post late at night. Learned how to ride the TRAIN to Nuremburg. Rotated on to Camp May and Camp Reed a few times. I remember doing SICK CALL all by myself. Remember ALERTS in the middle of the night and PISS tests were a frequent thing as I remember it. Where are these guys today??? SFC Austin(vietnam vet) - 1LT Conforti - SSG Haiby - Michael Roth, Thomas Ryan, Burgeon, Tim Tyrell......
Tell us a little about you now.
Served 5 years active duty...came back home to DALLAS. Attended 3 years college and got my real estate license in 1995. I am a full time REALTOR in Dallas Texas. I encourage every young person I come in to contact with to join the ARMY a.s.a.p.
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NEW Texas Chapter forming...... 2ACR

A NEW Texas Chapter is forming and will have a lunch/meeting on DEC. 4th, 2010 in WACO Texas. Former, current, retired members who have served with the 2ACR are welcome to join. George's Restaurant in Waco Texas at NOON. DEC. 4th, 2010. www.GeorgesRestaurant.com

Posted on October 27, 2010 at 11:20am

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At 4:14pm on February 24, 2011, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Rodney,from one former Amberg Trooper to another have a Happy Birthday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 2:25pm on February 24, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…

Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 12:55am on December 3, 2010, Brian Bennett said…
I remember SGT Haiby. Or was he a SSG?
At 10:00am on October 29, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
I posted notices for the Texas Chapter meeting here at Dragoon Base on the events calendar, and on all the 2d Cavalry Association websites.

Hope this helps.

By the way, I live in Tacoma, Washington so it would be a long drive for me. Thanks for the invite anyway.

Toujours Pret!
At 1:04pm on October 27, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Is this an official sanctioned 2d Cavalry Association chapter you are starting?

If not, would you like to start one?
At 7:30pm on September 4, 2010, Donald R. Scott said…
Thanks Bud. Nice photos you have on your page!
At 2:35pm on June 2, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Rodney, Great new pictures,those were the good old times!!!!!!!!!
At 11:42pm on June 1, 2010, DANIEL R. BOLINSKY said…
Cool 81 in Pa but a little wet t storms all week butt IU do remember Texas in the summer
At 7:57pm on June 1, 2010, Bob Howard said…
Rodney, thanks for the invite. I was at Pond in 1965-66, third floor at the top of the stairs turn right down two doors for my room. Spent most of my time at Camp Gates. Everyone at Gates thought the medics had it soooo easy, until bad things happened. Who did they call!
One quick story. Sitting in the dispensary one night, the door opens in comes a guy with the top of his head shaved. You know like the monks in the middle ages. On the top is a band-aid. He was at Camp Pitman the night before, went downtown and had a little problem with a lady of the night. She hit him on the head with her high heel shoe. Back at camp the medics had been drinking a little to much tea. So they couldn't get the band-aid to stick to his hair. He came to us to see if he was alright. Lucky for him we were out of tea.
Bob Howard
At 2:09pm on February 24, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Rodney,From one Amberg old timer to another,Happy Birthday,I hope you didn't get to much snow for a present!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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