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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT, 1st Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Christensen Barracks, Binclach, FRG
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E but since I could type I was put in S-2 as a clerk.
What was your rank/title?
SSG
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1970-1972
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Arrived in Bindlach about 3 a.m. tired as a dog. There were 7 or 8 of us at the time. We were lined up and the DO asked if anyone could type. I raised my hand and he said "You're the new S-2 clerk." Hell, I had no idea was S-2 was. Ended up staying there with a great MSG-Jon V. Eisman. Took me under his wing and showed me the ins and outs of things. Went back to the U.S., got married and brought my wife back. We lived in Bayreuth until my discharge.
Tell us a little about you now.
Re-enlisted after I couldn't find a job when I got back to Delaware, OH. Wanted to go back to Germany so went to the Defense Language Institute in CA to learn German. After a year of training I ended up at Fort Riley, KS!!!!!
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Mark T. LaCosse
Robert Carr
Richard Cunningham

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At 9:23am on July 26, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY WALTER
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 10:22pm on January 30, 2011, Michael Wayne Roberts said…
Hi Walter, I spent several tours on the Border with Radar and went on several patrols during my time at the Rock...I also drove the S-2 Officer to the camps to pull Alerts, which I'm sure everyone remembers...........
At 9:34am on January 30, 2011, Michael Wayne Roberts said…
Hi Walter, I to was at the Rock and I was in the S-2 Section, I rotated back to the states in June of 1970... If they put you as a clerk in the S-2 section  you should have known Sgt Rick Baltes because he was one of the clerks when I left.... There was a SFC George Wheaton there also along with a SFC Murphy, I believe there was a Capt. Barns, there too.  There have been a Sgt Allen also........
At 9:07pm on January 29, 2011, Lawrence Stanley Snow(DUSTY)SSG said…

cting gt for the whole time and when I left I was a E-5 Sgt and went to Fort Riley ,Ks and 2/63 Armor with the 1st Ist Inf. Div for two years.  I have goten out with a Medical Discharge in 1983 .       Let Me Know if you have heard of a guy that they called DUSTY.     Lawrence S.(Dusty) Snow

At 2:12pm on January 29, 2011, Cosme Guzman-Torres said…
welcome. I been in Bindlach C troop from 1968 thru april 1970
At 1:46pm on January 29, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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