"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…"
Do you remember me ! I did UP with you and Randy Johnson. We had a trip together. I had an accident and was Medievacted around 1-1976 I got there 3 1974 ! You may remember me, hell I slept in the bunk next to you…"
You could and I did put a drop in my eye and also put a hit on my sweat band before PT, If it gets in your blood stream it will get to your brain ! Wow I gotta admit I did love some of those paid vacations/trips even if it was for 6 + hours…"
"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."
"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."
Jesse Kelley I've been meaning to say, what you created is a gift to us old Troopers and I appreciate all your hard work you have done to bring back time ! Your a great man of honor very good hearted ! to the max !
Sorry took so long to get back to ya, kinda new at this. I was in Bamberg 1974 - 2 weeks from being 1976 and gotta admit I endulged w/buddys tripping ! We did Purple Micro Dot and Mr. Natural. I remember one Cruit ate some and had to be…"
I remember the Scrounge and Artie and the old lady cook, I used to call her Mom, but they had good Pizza, Beer and the grilled Ham & Cheese was yummy ! If I was low on $ like alway's I would go there, instead of the Discos down town…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
Loader M551 & Truck Driver for 3 months !
What was your rank/title?
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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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.