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bill rafferty left a comment for sean mccarthy
"Stiil haven't moved to N.C. yet.Supposed to be ready mid to late December. Today is my 38th wedding anniversary.We went to the new casino last week in Springfield.They're opening another one up next year in Everett,right on the Boston…"
Oct 11
bill rafferty left a comment for Gregory Williams
"hi greg-Shout out from Bill RAZ Rafferty.was in I trp from 3/73 -9/12 75. Was a radar operator. I remember you and hope all of life has been good to you. See Ya around."
Apr 2
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Mar 26
bill rafferty left a comment for Anthony Amalfitano
"I'll catch up to you after the holidays.  Buon Natale!!!   Been married to a siciliana for 37 yrs."
Dec 20, 2017
Anthony Amalfitano left a comment for bill rafferty
"If you're talking about the instant message thing, it's irrelevant now."
Dec 20, 2017
bill rafferty left a comment for Anthony Amalfitano
"I know that you just sent me something but i wasn't on the Dragoon Base website. Say again?"
Dec 20, 2017
Anthony Amalfitano left a comment for bill rafferty
"Ha! The only Guard duty I remember was my last 30 days. I turned down LTC. Smith's offer of E-6, OCS and 12K. (Kick myself in the ass today) Ended up on the first permanent Guard duty. 30 days as a relief commander... Then I ETS'ed. "
Dec 20, 2017
bill rafferty left a comment for DonnF.Hancock
"Hi don-I still keep in touch with sean mccarthy.He's been living in Henderson,nv for about 30 yrs.I remember you even though I was in Radar. Sean is on this site too so you can send him a line.Haven't spoken with Pastore for 3-5 yrs. even…"
Dec 19, 2017
bill rafferty left a comment for Anthony Amalfitano
"Hi Tony-pulled guard duty with you once at the ammo dump.Iwas in radar."
Dec 19, 2017
bill rafferty left a comment for Tom Manley
"Hi Tom-Bill Rafferty here.Was in the Radar section.Was there from3/73 to 9/75.  I remember you-good dude-take care"
Dec 19, 2017
bill rafferty left a comment for sean mccarthy
"  Merry Christmas!! "
Dec 19, 2017

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3/2 acr
Where were you stationed?
amberg germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
17k20
What was your rank/title?
spec5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
3/73 to 9/75
Tell us a little about your cav days.
radar operator,border duty
Tell us a little about you now.
ct tech-retiring 4'17
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
john gates,rich frehs,david reyes,jeff bentler,steve mccravin

john gates

Hey  little john gates!!! been looking for you for a couple of years.

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At 6:14pm on December 20, 2017, Anthony Amalfitano said…

If you're talking about the instant message thing, it's irrelevant now.

At 9:06am on December 20, 2017, Anthony Amalfitano said…

Ha! The only Guard duty I remember was my last 30 days. I turned down LTC. Smith's offer of E-6, OCS and 12K. (Kick myself in the ass today) Ended up on the first permanent Guard duty. 30 days as a relief commander... Then I ETS'ed. 

At 7:19am on May 3, 2017, GATES, JOHN P said…

Bill, sounds like your starting your retirement off right!  Good times. I golf 2, 3 times a week and I'm very happy if I break 100.

At 10:47am on April 18, 2017, GATES, JOHN P said…

Congratulations Bill!  Have a great time in FLA and in your retirement.

At 2:19pm on February 2, 2017, GATES, JOHN P said…
 
 
 

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