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gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"herald,at our age next year is a long ways off . sure hope to be around to talk about it. there are still 38 still living in the low 80's on our "c"troop roster and the rest are dam close to it"
May 13
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"wayne, I was one in the 80 group but not by much. i'll be 81 in july. dam I just can't believe where all the years went. the two years in the cav. seemed like forever and when I look back it seems like only yesterday.myself being a…"
May 12
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"wayne, a very happy birthday to you and if your looking to see that triple digit and myself being four years younger than you I sure hope to hell i'll be around to bestow that happy birthday greeting to you.........hope your day was good. …"
May 6
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"well we waited and waited and the reunion finally came and now its over.we're still here because one of our sons and his family from fredericksburg came dowm and spent the afternoon with us.the floor and lobby are now eerily quite with all the…"
Apr 30
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"dave,shannon, right now a little coolish going up to about 75.rest of the it's supposed to be in the middle 80's"
Apr 26
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"gotcha,just bumped into tim white at breakfast"
Apr 26
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"dave, it's out of the fridge.i think we're all going to be pretty much in the same area because  I think the suites and regular rooms are staggard in the same building. any now i'm done for the night.tomorrows another day. when…"
Apr 25
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"dave.gps would definitely be handy.i used one and found the entrance by accident.i hope they they are  going to have some kind of shuttle from the rooms to the conference hall.i originaly had a regular room booked but because they had to…"
Apr 25

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
c co 1st bn 2nd acr
Where were you stationed?
bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
13310 scout
What was your rank/title?
spec 4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1957 to 1959
Tell us a little about your cav days.
ahhh!. just to many things to write about. i'll just say it was a very rewarding experience. had a great circle of friends back then and still do today. because about 95% of us were draftees,we all took basic together as a bn,went to germany and all came back together. as a result we still have an annual c co reunion.
i truly loved border duty at hoff and kronach and especialy voulunteer duty on bird wing.
Tell us a little about you now.
retired from dupont. originally from nj and now living in florida. not as good as i used to be but i can still put away a few beers! i used my gi bill to get my commercial pilots license with single, multiengine and instrument ratings and then my certified instructers licence for single and multiengine land aircraft. i instructed for about five years part time at the same flight school where i took all my training. folded my wings in 2000
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941-697-8804

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At 2:50pm on December 25, 2013, Tom E. Williams said…

I was just wondering if you lived near him or near me ,  I live in Perry, Fl  but I think you live closer to Frank Mosley in Tampa

At 2:22pm on December 25, 2013, Tom E. Williams said…

Where do you live in Fl.  Robb actually lived in Ft. White, Fl

At 9:25pm on September 14, 2013, Harry Warner said…
Gene
Many years ago my wife and I had dinner at The Sweetwater Casino. It burned down a long time ago.
At 12:46pm on October 16, 2011, Harry Warner said…
Is that Monroe Township in Gloucester County?  My wife and I lived in Sicklerville before retiring in Mays Landing.
At 12:17pm on October 16, 2011, Harry Warner said…

Welcome Gene,

Glad you found your way over to the Oldtimers.  Where and when did you live in NJ?  I'm in Mays Landing now but have lived many places here in my younger days.

At 1:11am on January 2, 2009, Robb Russell said…
I worked in Port Charlotte , Northport , Englewood and Venice for several years.
At 8:24am on November 25, 2008, Robb Russell said…
Welcome to the base Gene. I know your part of Florida pretty well . I lived in Venice /Sarasota for 7 years and today live up by Lake City.
At 3:41am on November 25, 2008, Jesse Kelley said…
Toujours Pret Gene,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase and we are happy to see you here. Please tell all your friends about us.

Jesse
 
 
 

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