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Sam May
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
F Troop
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
Loader M551 & Truck Driver for 3 months !
What was your rank/title?
Sp/4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
3-1974 - 12 - 1975
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Alot of good times and some bad, most good ! Was a loader for 16 - 17 months, did the Border Patrol in Coberg and a hell of alot of partying ! I was injured and medivacted close to home. Oh yea I belong to Veterans of Underage Military Service, Went in at 16 Yrs old !
Tell us a little about you now.
Work, as a Heavy Equipment operator, Manager at an Animal Shelter, my service connected disability turned for the worse so I'm retired ! Married 32 years, 3 kids and one special grandaughter !
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Sp/4 Eddy, Sp/4 Goodman, Sp/4 Borgeson, PFC Crow and yea I remember youtoo Kelley, you hazed me, it was all good too !

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At 3:10pm on May 26, 2013, Jesse Kelley said…

Sam he has a page here now, and also a FB page.

I just came back from going over there to RI to visit him, for 17 days.

He does not always get a good signal for internet, so he is not online much or often.

Was going to make a run south on the beach all the way to Key West, but got held up by Enterprise Car Rentals in Jacksonville Fl., so had to cut it short and come home.

At 11:38am on February 14, 2013, Jesse Kelley said…

Sam,

Have you checked out my video 'F Troop Roll Call',

you might see a few troopers and places you know.

I know that I am proud of it, got the inspiration from Tacoma Dave!!!

At 8:58am on January 13, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Bob Dobson and a couple of his buddies started the original Dragon Base back in the 1990's to keep the Desert Storm guys in touch.

Dragoon Base was the call sign for 2ACR's operation's headquarters during the battle.

At 1:41am on January 13, 2013, Jesse Kelley said…

Sam, Thank you for the kudos.

But it was not I that created Dragoon Base, I think it was Chris Golden who started the first one on MSN. Then when they kicked all of their groups off, Robb Russell found this site.

At 1:27am on December 23, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…

Well Sam,

I pulled it from my 'do not know' file, so I could be wrong also.

But I think I am right on, you use to hang with McDonald, and again not sure!!!

At 4:50pm on December 21, 2012, Don George Roberts said…

Thanks bro !! Where and when were you here ? I was here from June 79 to Sept. 83. I Troop ! Good to have you aboard brother !! Keep in touch.

Don "Rob" Roberts

At 5:46pm on December 17, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Maybe he meant "blazed" him, Jesse.

By the way, Sam, you are our 1900th member. Congrats!

At 7:44pm on December 15, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…

What do you mean by hazed you???
Also is this you??? You have to realize that the old brain cells do not talk to each other very often these daze.

At 7:30pm on December 15, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…
At 7:22am on December 15, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base, Sam. Jesse Kelley was just up at my place a few days ago for a quick visit. Hazed you, did he?

One of the guys in our oldtimers group, Wayne Dixon, is also a member of Veterans of Underage Military Service. Drop by and check it out, but wear some tall boots because the BS gets pretty deep sometimes.

Toujours Pret!

Tacoma Dave, C Trp Bindlach 74-75

 
 
 

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