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WARD JOHNSEN
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  • Ogema Sask. Canada
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
c troop 1st platoon
Where were you stationed?
Christian barracks
What MOS or job description did you have?
133.60
What was your rank/title?
e-3
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
June 1961 to Jan. 1964 It was an exciting times
Tell us a little about your cav days.
It was exciting times Krushchev wanted the USA out of Berlin,
the Cuban missile crisis, assassination of President Kennedy
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired from forest industry in B.C. Canada
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Andrew Kirkpatrick, Sgt Browning, Milton baker

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At 10:46am on March 2, 2016, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base, Ward. I'm just south of you in Washington.

Always good to see another C Trooper on here, especially one from such a historic era. My dad was in HHC at Christensen Barracks 1953-55 and I was in C Troop 1974-75.

I've got complete 2d Cavalry yearbooks from 1961-64 posted on the 2d Cavalry Association's photo archives. The photos can be greatly enlarged for ease of reading/viewing simply by clicking on the picture, then when enlarged, click on it again.Maybe you can pick yourself out of the C Troop photos.

If you need any help, give me a holler. Just click on the book you want to see here:

1961

1962-63

1964

At 10:36am on March 2, 2016, Daniel J. Wroten said…

Welcome to the Base Ward, I was there at the same time with D Troop, Check out my photos, you may see someone you knew. 

At 9:47am on March 2, 2016, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Welcome to the Base Ward. Good to have another C Trooper. I was also in 1st Platoon back in ' 75-78. You will want to check out all the "Groups".

 
 
 

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