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don belcher replied to Randy Garbrick's discussion Little Switzerland in the group Bamberg
"i remember it ... when I went back to germany on my 2nd tour, I had a kawasaki gpz 1100... what a blast bustin through little switzerland at about a buck-40 ....and no I never hit that giant rock out cropping at the end of that one long…"
Nov 16, 2012
don belcher replied to Tom Earley's discussion 2nd Squadron Football Game
"I remember back in the late 70's we tore that field up with a few rugby games...          "
Sep 9, 2012
don belcher commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"i dont really remember  Dave, maybe I remember vaguely some one in a cast, I do remember Noyes pissing on the Christmas tree.. remember the time we built the polish cannon and lit it off in the barracks ! all the cq's were there !  "
Feb 5, 2012
don belcher commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"yeah, but i remember haanen damn near cutting his finger off in the jeep heater , ouch !!I get my rauchbier from a place in baltimore, weizen or the marzen, $72 a case. a little steep but , personally, it's the best beer I've ever drank"
Jan 21, 2012
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Bamberg

For those who served in Bamberg.
Jan 21, 2012
don belcher left a comment for David M Haanen
"dave, bowen is on facebook, ever heard from or about milbanks ?  "
Dec 24, 2011
David M Haanen left a comment for don belcher
"Hey Don;   How's things hanging? Good to here from you again after all of these years. looks like you're into biking,? Well so am I, always have been, and always will be Cav, and Biker to the end. Have you heard from Bowen, or Bowman,…"
Dec 11, 2011
don belcher left a comment for David M Haanen
"hey david, glad to see your still kickin around...so your lookin for simmons and milbank and not me or noyes ...I'm offended !!! jk...your still not handling walker's money are you???"
Dec 9, 2011
Jesse Kelley left a comment for don belcher
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY DON Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!"
Nov 13, 2010
don belcher joined carl kreitzer's group
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HWB FIST

all former 13 foxtrots are welcome.
Jan 9, 2010
don belcher left a comment for don belcher
"gardonter@aol.com /410-292-7168 call me or we can chat"
Jan 9, 2010
Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen left a comment for don belcher
"Yeah,Ranger Joe, he went back in and actually is married to a girl from Hof, we actually got together the same way,just an inquiry,next thing you know we're sendin' each other shit. I heard you've out in the wind,beard and all,kinda…"
Jan 9, 2010
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Jan 9, 2010
don belcher left a comment for Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen
"not quite bald, just gave 13" of pony tail to locks of love, good cause and the hair cut is free!!!"
Jan 9, 2010
don belcher left a comment for Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen
"oh yeah before i forget!!! you haven't hoked any commo or radar guys have ya????lol"
Jan 9, 2010

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
2nd sqdn 2 HOW
Where were you stationed?
bamberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
13F/ fire support
What was your rank/title?
E-1 to E-5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
jul '78- apr '81
Tell us a little about your cav days.
great days, was the best unit i ever served with. mautkellers, the smoked beer on sand strasse, border, graf, hohenfels,reforger, capstone, and somehow i got married in the middle of it all!!! miss those days. wesley "T" jones, acevedo, bowen, noyes, bowman, milbank ,hannon, john l woodley
Tell us a little about you now.
workin' and sleepin, ridin' the harleys, lovin my kids(4), grandkids(2) and the wife. I've one son, been to the sandbox and goin again this year, apache mechanic, told his recruiter cav souts and fo's are not needed out here in civilian life, no matter how good their stories are!!
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
any fire support guys that knew me

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At 12:50am on December 11, 2011, David M Haanen said…

Hey Don;

  How's things hanging? Good to here from you again after all of these years. looks like you're into biking,? Well so am I, always have been, and always will be Cav, and Biker to the end. Have you heard from Bowen, or Bowman, or any of the others that were over there in the late 70's?

At 12:01am on November 13, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 12:47am on January 9, 2010, don belcher said…
gardonter@aol.com /410-292-7168 call me or we can chat
At 12:43am on January 9, 2010, Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen said…
Yeah,Ranger Joe, he went back in and actually is married to a girl from Hof, we actually got together the same way,just an inquiry,next thing you know we're sendin' each other shit. I heard you've out in the wind,beard and all,kinda funny, I've worked in a few Biker Bars,and hung out with the Angels up in Durham. When I got married(Advice:never marry an only child with a degree in Psychology!) tried to do that settled down normal stuff,just didn't fit. Lemme know how you're doin' and we'll catch UP!

STEVE-O!!
At 8:11pm on January 8, 2010, carl kreitzer said…
Hi Don,Welcome aboard,Be sure to join Steve-o in the HWB FIST group.Not many of us,but were slowing growing.
At 7:34pm on January 8, 2010, Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen said…
I have been lookin' for you since I logged on to Dragoon Base, back about 10 years ago! DUDE where Ya' been?? I am back in contact with Joe Allen(remember Manfred Mann?) haven't found Millbank,Ernie Smith ,Bud Beauman or Bob Goode. Livin' on the NC coast,thinkin' about goin' back to school to become a VA counselor, gotta' settle down sometime! baldon73@aol.com-let me know what's goin' on- I do notice you're kinda bald now-WELCOME TO MY WORLD!!

STEVE-O!!
At 6:05pm on January 8, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Don,
Welcome to the DragoonBase, the new Base
has plenty of updated features
(similar to MySpace), lots of sub-groups,
(ie,Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.)
and links for 2nd Cavalry Assn. News
and History Centers.

Robb Russell has posted some tips for
navigating the site(ie,photos,links,ect)
in the Forum.

Make sure to stop by and read the latest
“Tacoma Dave's ‘Triva Quiz’”,you can learn
some 2nd Cav history, and you could
even, win a kool prize.

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Robb Russell, or any of the 5 admins listed
at the top of the page, or just yell out,
another member may be able to help you.

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day,work best for searching for Brothers,
but any picture will do).

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Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base,
and for your Service to Our Great Country.

Jesse Kelley
F Troop 2/2ACR
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