"HARRY, need to pick your memory. Were you the medic at Camp Gates when the Sgt was caught in between the two track vehicles, I had served with him and had prepared his things for his brother who was to escort him back to the states. My…"
"Thanks HARRY, for the information on John. I was not for sure. I had only know him from talking to him on our net. I was retired when he had joined the 2nd. Hope you and Jo are doing fine, I see from the weather man that you…"
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.
Not sure when dad got to Austria, late 1945 I think, and he left March 1947. After the war before coming home he was transferred to the 83d Infantry Division, then the 42d Infantry Division, and finally the 4th Constabulary Regiment, as a displaced persons officer for all three units, before coming back to the States at Ft. Lewis.
Wayne, on the right side of the page there is a column, and at the top of the column is your name. Under your name is a little box with 4 icons. The bottom icon is settings, looks like two little sprockets or gears. Click on that. This will bring up your profile.
Make whatever changes you want, and then click on SAVE at the bottom and you are done.
Do you have or know were I can get a roster of Hq. Company personal, I served in 3rd Battalion from 1957, thru 1960. Gyroed from Ft Meade in 57 to Amberg. Sure would like to hook up with some of the old gang.
Wyne, I hope that your misses is doing OK. I went to Commo School in1965 or1966 at Bad Tolz run by the 10 Special Forces . When I joined the Army, I wanted to join the Special Forces but I was told that I could not because I was wearing glasses and could not jump. While there, I found that many guys from SF wore glasses. I asked and I was told that they had the glasses after joining the SF. It was dissapointing since I had two years of Jr Collage so I was qualified to do so. Take care, you and your misses.( Commo chief, I Troop 1964-1967)