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

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David A McDermaid left a comment for Tom Cole
"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…"
Aug 17, 2018
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Desert Storm

A Group for the Troopers of Desert Storm/Shield/Sabre
Mar 3, 2009
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For those who remember or want to share with others who also served at Pond barracks. Pleasepost lotsof pics. We love them.
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Third Squadron (Amberg)

Third Squadron from Guardians of Peace to Gulf War Warriors and Guardians of peace.
Mar 3, 2009

Profile Information

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.


Colonels of the Regiment

9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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