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Tim Welling
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  • Duryea, PA
  • United States
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Tim Welling replied to William B. Byce's discussion Barracks name
"2/2 s kaserne was called the Artillery Kaserne or Artillerie in German"
Sep 13, 2015
William B. Byce left a comment for Tim Welling
"Hey Tim I was in F Troop 1980-1981 3rd plt . Glad you liked 1SGT Bullard. I dont remember anybody who did."
Sep 11, 2015
Tim Welling left a comment for Boyd Holt
"hey there , I was in 1st plt F-13 for most of my tour, I believe I remember you."
Sep 10, 2015
Tim Welling commented on Doug Ford's photo
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"which one are you, the shorter guy with the plaid on I remember more so.  which platoon were you?"
Sep 9, 2015
Doug Ford left a comment for Tim Welling
"Welcome Tim... We were in during the same time as well..."
Sep 9, 2015
Tim Welling commented on Jesse Kelley's group F Troop
"so my driver rested and I manned the gun.and posed for corny pics"
Sep 8, 2015
Tim Welling commented on Jesse Kelley's group F Troop
"LOL Dave, we were so short on manpower the jeeps only had 2 men. I do not think I ever had a gunner except on the border and he was usually a tanker or mortarman"
Sep 8, 2015
Tim Welling commented on Jesse Kelley's group F Troop
"The only other mech I can recall is the little turret mechanic that was scared up."
Sep 8, 2015
Tim Welling commented on Jesse Kelley's group F Troop
"Rodger, I remember a wheel mech, big southern boy, carried 3 tools in his tool box,a 12 in crescent, a 10 in flat tip and a 3 lb hammer.if he couldnt fix it with the wrench or screwdriver he would smash it with the hammer and order you a new one."
Sep 8, 2015
Tim Welling commented on Jesse Kelley's group F Troop
"found out he was dating a 14 or 15 yo german girl, he was only 17 or so and her parents didnt object so it was ok"
Sep 8, 2015
Tim Welling commented on Jesse Kelley's group F Troop
"we had a Pvt Shultz in our tank section. young blonde and full of you know what."
Sep 8, 2015
Tim Welling commented on Jesse Kelley's group F Troop
"dont know what or how but its there, thanks dave"
Sep 8, 2015
Tim Welling commented on Jesse Kelley's group F Troop
"ok to Rodger and Ill try to Dave, I did try a bunch of things"
Sep 8, 2015
Tim Welling commented on Jesse Kelley's group F Troop
"I need help adding a pic to my profile. Any tech wizards out there?"
Sep 8, 2015
Tim Welling commented on Jesse Kelley's group F Troop
"Hi Rodger, that Shultz You mention in your profile was a big young blonde kid?"
Sep 8, 2015
Tim Welling commented on Jesse Kelley's group F Troop
"I guess you got in Bruce  maybe we can refresh our memories together."
Sep 7, 2015

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
F Trp Cav
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
11D20 F-13 Gun Jeep Vehicle Commander
What was your rank/title?
Sgt E-5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1978 to 1980
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Not a lot to say, had a lot of fun spent lots of time in the field and drank a lot. Didn't realize the responsibility we had at 19 years old. including the nuclear warheads we were in charge of in the Cavs Ammo dump.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired Deputy Warden from the Dept of Correction. enjoying life traveling.
Phone number (Optional).
5704577540
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Bruce Gomez, Chuck Minnick, Tony Sua, Marjaerason and Rick Gomers widow Pam

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At 4:45pm on September 11, 2015, William B. Byce said…

Hey Tim I was in F Troop 1980-1981 3rd plt . Glad you liked 1SGT Bullard. I dont remember anybody who did.

At 2:33pm on September 9, 2015, Doug Ford said…

Welcome Tim... We were in during the same time as well...

At 7:07pm on September 6, 2015, Bob Reyes said…

Welcome to the forum Tim..

At 3:49pm on September 5, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

Tim,

Welcome to Dragoon Base!

We are having the 2d Cavalry Association reunion in your back yard October 1-4, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Last one was at Gettysburg. There is still time to sign up.

Always Ready!

 
 
 

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