What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
I Troop, 3rd Recon., 2nd Armored Cavalry
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks, Amberg Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
Recon Scout Leader.
What was your rank/title?
SSG, Scout Section Leader
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1959 - 1961, 1962 - 1964. Assigned to same unit and position both tours. "I" Troop was G Company up until May 1960, when the armored cav. units were restructured.
Tell us a little about your cav days.
A lot of time spent on the Border out Wieden & Marktredwitz. We did a relief and worked Kronach and Hof to allow another Squadron to go their Annual test.
Tell us a little about you now.
I retired January 1969 as SSG. Retired from Lockheed Aircraft after building the F16 fighter in 1998. Worked with Tarrant County Sheriffs Dept and Constables Department, 4th Precinct. I had a spinal core accident, I am now in a wheel chair as a quadraplegic invalid.
Did I answer your question about the staff sgt killed at Camp Gates? He was ground guiding a 114 into position and something happened to the SFC driving the 114. I saw most of it. Sad thing was both these NCO were both WWll and Korea vets. Not sure of the date but it was summer 1964 or '65.