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Do you remember when they broght in NCO's from different MOS's other than combat ones to be TC's and Platoon Sergeants.
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 I remember that we had a E-6 photogapher as a TC and an E-7  Operating Room Tech. for Platoon Sergeant. The photographer was a dud  at least the E-7 had been a combat Medic in Nam and had a lot of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Calvin L Bourn Jr Dec 26, 2014.

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Calvin L Bourn Jr replied to STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR's discussion Do you remember when they broght in NCO's from different MOS's other than combat ones to be TC's and Platoon Sergeants.
"I was a track commander of a M901 ITV as a Spec4.Was track commander for over a year."
Dec 26, 2014
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BINDLACH JAN 1980

"Thank you for the information!!"
Aug 29, 2013
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SFC Webster

"On my first trip to the border I went with him as an observer. He made it a lot of fun!  "
Aug 28, 2013
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BINDLACH JAN 1980

"SSGT Branson committed suicide on the autobahn, he drove off the side of the highway near a cliff and did a head dive into the top of the trees, we had to go out and collect what was left of him and is vehicle."
Aug 28, 2013
Luis Rodriguez left a comment for STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR
"remember LUIS RODRIGUEZ? PR"
Aug 19, 2013
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"Does anyone know what happened to Captain Skinner? I thought that he was a good Commander."
Apr 15, 2013
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BINDLACH JAN 1980

" I was informed by one of the guys in the photo thatSSgt. Branson died in Germany."
Feb 4, 2013
STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR commented on Rick Shirey's group Delta Company
" PFC  Vince Blevins a turret mechanic is looking to hear from Arthur McCann, John Keck and SSG Webster or anybody else from D Co. 79-80. His phone number is 931-231-4732."
Feb 3, 2013
Paul Phillips replied to STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR's discussion Do you remember when they broght in NCO's from different MOS's other than combat ones to be TC's and Platoon Sergeants.
"I got to 3rd Squadron Sept 75, and after reforger we went to Camp May, while there we received our new Platoon Sargent, SFC Robert Mathis. He had been teaching map reading at West Point for some years, and was in Mech Infantry in Nam. I…"
Jan 7, 2013
Heenan,Thomas J. replied to STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR's discussion Do you remember when they broght in NCO's from different MOS's other than combat ones to be TC's and Platoon Sergeants.
"SFC Morgan was his name"
Jan 2, 2013
John G Boyd replied to STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR's discussion Do you remember when they broght in NCO's from different MOS's other than combat ones to be TC's and Platoon Sergeants.
"This former sp/4 draft resistor, m-113 driver recognized the benefit of senior accomplished leadership, and is glad he was not confronted with such a stupid exercise in recognition of rank only; I think, perhaps, it was "set" to fail. But…"
Dec 29, 2012
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Mike Machak replied to STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR's discussion Do you remember when they broght in NCO's from different MOS's other than combat ones to be TC's and Platoon Sergeants.
"I was in 3d ACR at Bliss when they tried this experiment. I was assigned as an instructor at what was called the Regimental Combined Arms Training Troop and all these E-6's and E-7's came in for a crash course on the Sheridan. The…"
Nov 23, 2012
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BINDLACH JAN 1980

SSG MERRIT, SP4 TROESTER, SGT ZURENDA, PFC COOLEY, SSG BRANSON. Does anybody know what happened to these guys after I left in June 80? I hear from Alan Troester on FB.
Nov 20, 2012
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2d Cavalry Association 2013 Reunion at Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center

October 3, 2013 to October 6, 2013
The 2013 Regimental Association Reunion will be held at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from Thursday, October 3, 2013 through Sunday, October 6, 2013.Please contact the Hotel directly for reservations. To make reservations at the special conference rate of $99 per night, please call 717-334-8121 or toll-free at 800-776-8349 and just let them know that you want to make a reservation for the 2d Cavalry Association Reunion.The AgendaWe built the agenda to…See More
Oct 17, 2012
STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR replied to Eric Larson's discussion What was popular music-wise while you were in Germany?
" Donna Summer, Abba, Blondie, Procol Harem, Leonard Skynard and my favorite Roy Orbison and Pretty Woman. Also listened to some good German tunes."
Sep 26, 2012

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
ASSIGNED HHT BUT WAS WITH D COMPANY IN AVLB SECTION
Where were you stationed?
BINDLACH
What MOS or job description did you have?
12F, 11E, 19E
What was your rank/title?
SGT E-5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1978-1980
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I WAS IN THE AVLB SECTION SO I WORKED WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE FIELD. I WORKED WITH HQ PLATOON TANKERS AND MECHANICS A LOT. WORKING WITH C TROOP DURING A CAPSTONE EXCERCISE MY DRIVER COOLEY AND I RECEIVED ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL FROM LTG JULIAS W. BECTON. ONE TIME IN FIELD THE D CO. HEAD COOK DID NOT HAVE TRANSPORTATION TO GET MORE SUPPLIES SO WE USED MY AVLB TO GO GET THEM. I USED TO TRADE MY DAYS OFF AND ALERT DAYS TO GO ON BORDER PATROL WHILE AT CAMP GATES AS PATROL LEADER SOME TIMES AS EXTRA. I TOOK COOKS AND MECHANICS AS EXTRAS ON BORDER PATROL. DURING GUNNERY I WORKED AS AMMO NCO. MY FRIEND RICKY BURCHAM WAS KILLED ON SKIS TANK.
Tell us a little about you now.
I WAS IN THE ARMY 1974-1980 2ND ID, 2 ACR & 197TH INF BRIGADE. JOINED THE AIR FORCE RESERVE 1980 SERVED AS AIR RESERVE TECHNICIAN and RETIRED 26 SEPTEMBER 2010 AS MSGT E-7/GS-09. TO WEST VIRGINIA.
I HAVE BEEN OVERSEAS A DOZEN TIMES FROM SEVERAL WEEKS TO SEVERAL YEARS. RECEIVED TWO ASSOCIATE AND A BA DEGREE BY GOING TO CLASSES PART TIME.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
LARRY QUINTINELLA, STEVEN COPPER, CPL LAHNE, SGT RUCKER, PFC COOLEY, LT "WOODSTOCK" WILCOX, SSG BRANSON, 1SGT'S SUGGS AND RENTERIA

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At 5:49pm on August 19, 2013, Luis Rodriguez said…

remember LUIS RODRIGUEZ? PR

At 11:43pm on December 3, 2011, Warren C. Wagner said…

Wow.  We may have crossed paths there too.  I was S-3 of 2d Tank 81-82.

At 7:13pm on December 3, 2011, Warren C. Wagner said…

Ok, he must have come after me.  DeVore was my driver and the one I handed over to CPT Skinner, not sure what happened after that--I went off to AOAC and then to Korea.

At 9:00am on December 3, 2011, Warren C. Wagner said…

Thanks Steve.  I remember Tom Wester well but don't seem to be able to find any pictures of him.  By Rucker, are you referring to CPT Steve Rucker? 

At 12:20pm on September 26, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPHEN
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 10:04pm on August 1, 2011, Arthur L. McCann said…

So I was going to ANCOA at Fort Knox when we had our Commadant's Dress Greens inspection. The CSM is moving down the line inspecting each of the NCOs when he comes to the man beside of me. After a brief moment of inspecting the man he starts saying, things like, "I'm glad you at least had your uniform dry cleaned unlike this bum beside of you. I see you did a good job of polishing your shoes it looks like the guy beside of you used mud to polish his. The cadre who was standing in front of me keeps looking me up and down and his face is as red as a sheet.

 

when the CSM moves down to stand in front of me I just smile and say "Hello Top how are you. It was 1st Sergeant Renteria great guy really good TOP soldier.

At 11:10am on September 26, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 3:27pm on August 19, 2010, Jeffrey C Havens said…
Hi Stphen,welcome back to the ROCK Iwas wondering,that 1st sgt Renteria you know was the same Renteria we had in Atrp in 1972 .this guy was our armorer
At 11:39am on August 12, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

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