"RONNY, I was lucky, the storm hit about 75 miles east of my area. I caught a little rain but not the tornado's, one of the twister's left a path of 40 miles. A whole lot of damage a long the way, we lost 5 dead in our…"
"HARRY, as close as you are, you should have gone and met the group. I sure would have loved to go and meet a few from the old times. I talked with one the other day from back in 1960, sure has been a long time. Was from my first…"
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.
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.
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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)
Wayne - Sorry, have no recollection of anyone going down to Bad Tolz. Had to be before or after my assignment to I Troop. I was in K as a 1LT when 1LT Jim Dierickx was the XO; CPT Ray Trouve had the Troop; CPT Ron Zeltman took over from him. I went to I as the acting XO because the XO had an extended TDY somewhere. CPT Tom Senn had the Troop and went to Squadron Staff; I was on the promotion list and took command; then shortly after, made CPT. In I, we became shy one LT (Viet-Nam was cranking up and Squadron lost more officers than it gained - something like 13 out and 7 in.) PSG Mateo Arredondo ran 3d Plt and I moved LT Dave Armstrong into the XO slot. If I remember correctly, 2LT Mellen was one of the platoon leaders.