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Anybody remember Gregory Frane from the Tank platoon, 1984-1986?
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His mother and I were engaged when he was born in 1966, but we broke up and she gave him up for adoption in Toledo in May 1966. The next time we saw him, we had been married for over 30 years, and he…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Sellner Nov 24, 2016.

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Joe Sellner replied to Roger Digel-Barrett's discussion Anybody remember Gregory Frane from the Tank platoon, 1984-1986?
"Hi Gregory, I left the in 1983 so I would have just missed him. Trying to remember names of some one who might have been there. Was he in Delta Company.? That was the tank company, that was housed with the Artillery Battery. The Cavalry Troops had…"
Nov 24, 2016
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Anybody remember Gregory Frane from the Tank platoon, 1984-1986?

His mother and I were engaged when he was born in 1966, but we broke up and she gave him up for adoption in Toledo in May 1966. The next time we saw him, we had been married for over 30 years, and he was a 39-year-old Sgt returning from Bosnia.He had been adopted by a swell couple, and lived in Indiana, Texas and California. He joined the Army in '84 after graduation and his first duty station was Bindlach. He said he and his pals used to get paid then board a train and travel Deutschland until…See More
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"Roger, you are so right, I was beginning to think I was the only one to remember it, I wish I had the Army Times paper it was in. :)"
May 23, 2016
Roger Digel-Barrett replied to Cosme Guzman-Torres's discussion Cold Cold in the group Bindlach
"I remember a winter night in early 1963, on guard duty at the vehicle parking area. The wind was blowing some 20 miles an hour, and the temp was about 20 below. Cold!? Geez."
May 23, 2016
Roger Digel-Barrett left a comment for Daniel J. Wroten
"As I recall, you had to ditch the parts or get busted for having them in an inspection. Too bad somebody saw you dump them in the lake!"
May 22, 2016
Daniel J. Wroten left a comment for Roger Digel-Barrett
"Hay Roger,Welcome back to the Rock. I was there with D Trp From 61 to 64, you may remember a "small" incident with some parts being dumped in a local quarry I was involved in that and was busted! :)"
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1st Squadron, HQ Troop
Where were you stationed?
On the rock at Bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
Clerk-Typist in S1, S4 and Personnel
What was your rank/title?
Pfc
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Dec 19, 1962 to Mar 13, 1964
Tell us a little about your cav days.
We all hated having to abandon the post in 30 minutes in the middle of the night every month.
My buddies and I hung out at the Schoberth Gasthaus in Bindlach, where the beer was fresher and cheaper than in the GI joints in Bayreuth. The Schoberth was quieter, too.
Sometimes, we'd go to Yetta's place on the tank path down the mountain.
I remember when the M114's were issued - the junior officers had a blast trying them out.
On the ship home for discharge, my buddy - Clifford Dawson from Savannah who handled payroll, was seasick most of the way home. A Sgt told him to get out of bed and leave the area one morning before inspection. Clifford told the E-5 that he was liable to being puked on at any moment; whereupon said Sgt beat feet outta there!
Tell us a little about you now.
I'm 73 and retired. I last worked on horseback (make that motorcycle back), escorting funeral processions in Columbus - the big one - in Ohio. That ended in 2013 after 12 1/2 years.
I still ride my steed - Honda VTX1300 and fly my tiny airplane. Got a couple gyrocopters, too. Closest thing to air cav I can get.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
William Gillard, Jr., Andy Young, Gustav Gaspar, and Clifford Dawson, Jr.

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At 11:20am on May 23, 2016, Daniel J. Wroten said…

Roger, you are so right, I was beginning to think I was the only one to remember it, I wish I had the Army Times paper it was in. :)

At 9:48pm on February 24, 2016, Daniel J. Wroten said…

Hay Roger,Welcome back to the Rock. I was there with D Trp From 61 to 64, you may remember a "small" incident with some parts being dumped in a local quarry I was involved in that and was busted! :)

 
 
 

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