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  • Gainesville, FL
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Como Group Headquarters Troop
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
310 Wireman. I was the past wireman, repaired the field telephones and installed the Switchboard when we went to Graph for training. You may have seen me on a pole repairing a line from 1962 till 1964.
What was your rank/title?
SP4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1992 thru 1964
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I drove Hqtr 50 3/4 ton wire truck. I had a plywood box on the back covered in a tarp. I had trouble all the time with it starting in cold weather.
Tell us a little about you now.
I am now 67 retired from GTE of Florida. I was a Equipment Supv for 28 years. I worked with the Central office equip. Now just enjoying my 36 ft RV traveling and enjoying life. I sure enjoyed my days on the Rock now that I look back.
Do you have a web site?
http://youtube.com/samowens44
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Sgt Mosses, Lt Corless Having trouble remembering all the guys in the Hqrt Como Group, I know you must have remembered some of them, we worked on your radios and como equip in the tanks and vehicles.

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At 2:54pm on January 28, 2012, Kenneth Morrow said…
Hello Sam, thanks for the email. I knew a few guys in HQ one I remember was "SKI" he was in como too, I think his name was spelled "Zielinski"??? Aynway I knew as SKI and we had a few beers together he was was of the good guys.
The bar in Bindlach was called "JETTE'S" I was there many times going down the hill and back up. When you get the time send me your email address and we'll pass a few emails around.
Regards, Ken Morrow 
At 5:17pm on December 9, 2011, Robb Russell said…

Greetings Sam 

 I live up in Columbia County near High Springs. Hope you enjoy finding some of your past friends like I did. There are several of us on this list from North Central Florida too.

Always open to ideas how to make Dragoonbase.com better for the future too.

Robb Russell

Rum Island Florida

At 12:24pm on December 9, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 2:49pm on December 8, 2011, Robby green said…
Hey Sam I was ther the same Time as you but I was a kid with my dad sgt. Billy Green A troop he also managed NCO club
At 2:29pm on December 8, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome back to the Cavalry, Sam. You certainly qualify for our Old Timers Group. Check it out...

http://dragoonbase.com/group/oldtimers

 
 
 

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