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STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR
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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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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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