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  • Dundalk, MD
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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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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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