"Hi Steve - thanks for returning my inquiry referencing the M 24 tank, so happy to hear they were maintaining it.there's quite a history behind rebuilding and and numerous change of command beer festivals and other events. The last time I had…"
I'll dig some up, scan 'n post them. I do remember the M-24 during my time at Bindlach. The SMO and his team kept it running. I recall Trp Change of Commands that used both the Chaffee AND "Cav…"
"Hi Steve, and welcome Chief Crump here I served on the rock 1972 thew 1978 in D Co. and Hq, my question do you have any pictures from your time there, it would be great to see them. I'm especially looking for any pictures of the M- 24…"
Been meaning to reach out to you on the occasion of my retirement from the Army (in 2012)... took me a while to find you! Anyway, the ending of one's career often causes a lot of reflection of past assignments and…"
"Best young NCO I ever served with! On my first exercise at Graf, I was going crazy trying to sort out the 3 different nets all talking at the same time. I hopped out of the track, took my CVC off and dropped it on the ground and started shaking my…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
B Troop 1/2 ACR and Sqdn HQ
Where were you stationed?
Christensen Barracks and Camp Gates
What MOS or job description did you have?
Platoon Ldr & XO in B-Troop, and Sqdn S-4
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I felt the greatest pride as a former Dragoon when, while attending Inf. Officer Adv. Course at Benning in 1989, observing how squared away former 2nd ACR soldiers were and how they stood out from all others... you could spot them from a distance: while others were smoking 'n joking, these Troopers where the ones pulling maintenance and keeping their rides ready to roll. I felt 1/2 ACR was a great first assignment, but only after PCSing could I really see just how great of an experience it was.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired O-6 spending too much time trolling vet web sites!
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Greatest NCOs a new LT could ever have: My Plt Sgt Steve Warner, Rick Schroeder, Scott Francis, Brad Landis, and many others! CW3 Bernard was the Sqdn PBO who I learned much from too. Served under Tommy Chamberlin briefly, then Dowell K. Ryan, and shortly with thomas f. lynch iii. The Sqdn was led by LTC Bill Barry, MAJ Lynn Roth, and SGM Jeff Setzer... all very solid leaders.
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Hi Steve - thanks for returning my inquiry referencing the M 24 tank, so happy to hear they were maintaining it.there's quite a history behind rebuilding and and numerous change of command beer festivals and other events. The last time I had the privilege to drive it was when Col. Wagner assume command in Nuernberg.The last time I heard were might be was at Fort Chaffee. Here's my e-mail address email@example.com if you like to exchange pictures of the rock. Also if you go to Google Earth you'll see what it looks like now, you be able pick out Sq.Hq.- theater - maint facilities- Gov. quarters - the school - PX and a few others, the parade ground is in the process being turned into housing area. Plus they built a additional entrance road. I surely have great memories, looking forward to receiving your reply. Toujours Pret - Chief
Hi Steve, and welcome Chief Crump here I served on the rock 1972 thew 1978 in D Co. and Hq, my question do you have any pictures from your time there, it would be great to see them. I'm especially looking for any pictures of the M- 24 tank when I left it was fully functioning thanks Chief