"I remember both of those accidents. I also remember the people involved, just not their names right now. The M-60 antennae accident was on a road march, he was told to pull it down when they noticed the power line, it was very ugly, basically…"
"Gary, i remember a M60 incident (after the sheridans were swapped out) an antenna was not tied down...touched an overhead powerline , probably for a regional bahn? Understood it was ugly. antenna base not grounded properly or arc was too great…"
"I remember an incident back when I was there...between 76 and 79...a sheridan was backing off the firing line and one was approaching and there was an accidental firing...it hit the sheridan coming off I think and killed several in the tank...anyone…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
i was in hq troop, at the rock (christensen bks) from 76-79
Where were you stationed?
bindlach, christensen barracks
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
76 - 79
Tell us a little about your cav days.
well of course we did a lot of field time, but i also ran rations out of camp gates for camp pitton and gates, it was a crazy time at the rock, but i will always remember them as the time of my life, but i didnt realize it at the time! one of my best friends was Ron Allman, crazier than me! alot of memories!!
Tell us a little about you now.
after i left the rock i was stationed at ft bragg for 2 years, left there and went back to germany and was stationed with 37th group, at fuerth , with the 1st trans co, from there went to ft bliss tx with the 3rd acr for 3 years and stayed here!
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Ron Allman, William Sheppard, Charles Christenberry, and anyone else who remembers my name from that crazy time!!! lol
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I remember both of those accidents. I also remember the people involved, just not their names right now. The M-60 antennae accident was on a road march, he was told to pull it down when they noticed the power line, it was very ugly, basically exploded him, and also set off some rounds inside the tank. The Sheridan was I believe at Graf, they were on the firing line and the gunner had the turret elevated, but didn't realize they were backed up on the berm and turret was now pointing down, into the rear of the tank in front of them. He was practice test firing, and put a round right into the rear of the other tank. I know the SGT T/C was killed, and I believe the Gunner, but two survived. Both of the gentleman killed had been stationed there a while, and both of their wives were actually on a flight to relocate to Germany when they were killed. All were in A Troop 1/2 ACR I believe 1979, but may have been 1978...long time ago.
Gary, i remember a M60 incident (after the sheridans were swapped out) an antenna was not tied down...touched an overhead powerline , probably for a regional bahn? Understood it was ugly. antenna base not grounded properly or arc was too great anyway?
Toujours Pret Gary,
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