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Tom Cole
  • 52, Male
  • Duluth, GA
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1st Platoon, K Troop
3rd Platoon, K Troop
HQ Platoon, K Troop
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks, Amberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
Scout, Driver, Training NCO
What was your rank/title?
E4 when leaving Amberg, E5 when leaving military
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1988 - 1991
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Ted "Hop" Hopkins
2LT Wayne Morris
CPL Timothy Spainhoward
SPC Martin Rafalko
Tell us a little about you now.
Married, 1 kid, live in Duluth GA
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Timothy Spainhoward
Wayne Morris
Martin Rafalko

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At 3:25pm on August 17, 2018, David A McDermaid said…

Mr. Cole,

Greetings, I'm Dave McDermaid and I served with K Troop, 3/2 ACR from 1990-1992 (I served as the unit supply clerk/armorer with CPL Shay and SPC Perry).

I was curious to know whether or not you may be willing to participate in a project that I am considering: writing a book on the 3/2 ACR Desert Shield/Storm story?

I'm in the initial stages of the idea however, I decided that I should see whether or not unit members would be willing to share their experiences with me towards completing the overall story.

I appreciate your time and consideration in the matter, many thanks in advance of your reply.

Very Respectfully,

Dave McDermaid

(210) 850-9876


At 2:34pm on September 15, 2011, RICHARD KYLE HIBBS said…


This is Pfc HIbbs.  I was in 1st platoon when you were there.  Saw you online, thought i'd give you a shout to see how things are.

At 12:24pm on August 8, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 1:01pm on August 8, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Happy Birthday, Tom!

Thanks for your service.

At 1:44am on January 24, 2010, David A McDermaid said…
Hey Tom,

I doubt that you remember me however, I remember you when you worked in the training room. Wasnt there a guy in there also (before or after your time) named Nichols?

I was the unit supply clerk (worked with SGT Jackson, CPL Shay, and SPC Perry), and I also had replaced SPC Ornelez (from the Mortar section) as the unit Armorer.

Anyhow, I was just exploring the site and noticed you from your photo.

Take care.

At 9:47pm on September 1, 2009, R Stanbery "Stan". said…
Im still here in Tennessee. Do you ever go to the old Civil War battlefield sites around Atlanta?
At 8:10pm on September 1, 2009, R Stanbery "Stan". said…
Your a good dude, Tom. You always was more squared away than I was. Im glad that your doing well and living large now. Atlanta really is nice town, isnt it?
Tell me, Tom, just as an aside question; what is the historic section of Atlanta called? Is there a historic section where really old homes are still to be found?
At 5:08pm on September 1, 2009, R Stanbery "Stan". said…
Yeah man, weve all spread all over the place since then.
Hey, I heard that they have torn down most of Pond Barracs since we left. Too bad. Those old buildings were built to last.

So what ya doing these days?
At 9:56pm on August 31, 2009, R Stanbery "Stan". said…
Hey Cole remember Melody's? Wasn't we living hard back then.
At 12:22pm on August 8, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…
I am not on my regular putr(dial-up), so sorry about a nicer looking graphic.

Wishing you many more! From all us at DragoonBase.



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