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2nd cav experiences

I am putting together a book of 2nd cav memoirs from the troops of their experiences during their tours.  Hopefully Dave Gettman will donate it to the New Museum when complete.Post or email me hargol@bellsouth.netSee More
Aug 27
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I hope no one gets insulted. the truth is the truth"
Aug 17
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Aug 17
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"it was a very interesting meet I had with him.  I always wear my 2nd ACR hat wherever I go.  I was advanced party for gyro with the third 12/57 till the 2nd came over"
Jun 5
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harry, where is that old gang of yours?"
Jun 5
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave,  On this Memorial Day Cruise we were on.  I met a guy who served with the 11th in 1963,  then got transferred to the third ACR in Kaiserslaughten.  So I guess that means when the third gyroed back to the stated in…"
Jun 5
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Sorry, I missed your birthdays, Tom, RC,  I was away celebrating my wife's birthday.  You guys are trying to catch Wayne, Sig, And me.  I believe we are the oldest 3. Happy Birthday"
Jun 5
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Sig, take a look at the picture of me in the PC  The radio does look bigger than the 14.  I just don't remember.  I spent most of my time in the 3/4 truck with the 14."
May 22
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Wayne, We trained on the AN/GRC9 in FT DIX and that's what we were told as far as history goes.   However; from the 2nd ACR, we were on the BC 610 in HQ and the ANGRC 14 in the field.  What the Battalions used, I only assume they were…"
May 22
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"AN/GRC-9 Radio Set | N6CC      gOOGLE http://www.n6cc.com/angrc-9-radio-setJan 2, 2011 ... The GRC-9 did see widespread service during the Korean war and well into the 1960's by US forces. It was also…"
May 22
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May 21
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Joe, Our best friends live across the street from us.  They had the nerve to tell us they are having a big party, (about 30 people), but we are not invited.  It was what they called a 'Trumpster Party'.  Joe remember,…"
May 21
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
" Dave, are you telling us that you consumed weed yesterday? We trained on the ANGRC 9 IN SCHOOL BECAUSE IT WAS THE RADIO THEy USED IN Korea.  The waves were able to follow the contour of the terrain; i.e. hills, mountains, etc...…"
May 21
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"This picture was supposed to be in our "Year Book", the one you have and I gave my copy to Dave,  but because I forgot to connect my head phone, they left it out.  This was in the PC"
May 20
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"At HQ we used the BC610 Transmitter I don't know if you knew this guy 'UZYACK' I think he was from PA"
May 20
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I believe it was  051.10  intermediate speed radio operator.  My Radio was an angrc 14 in the 3/4 truck.  I think it was the same radio in the PC How are you Sig?  Where did you buy that white shirt that your wife…"
May 20

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
hq co
Where were you stationed?
Ft Meade and nurnburg
What MOS or job description did you have?
I think it was 051 or midspeed radio operater
What was your rank/title?
When I left Germany it was E4 at home I got the 3 stripes E5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1957 1959
Tell us a little about your cav days.
i gyro'd over as the advance party in December 1957 and worked with the 3rd AC till our guys came over.
Tell us a little about you now.
old and retired
Phone number (Optional).
5616381432
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
bob kryger, sam goldstein, a c lewis, owen tussing, charles dixon,

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At 10:22am on November 26, 2016, Sigmund Fertig said…

At 10:43am on November 16, 2016, Sigmund Fertig said…

" HAPPY BIRTHDAY " My friend, hope your special day is filled with good things, blessings to you !

At 2:34pm on April 12, 2016, Harry Warner said…

Harold, you old SOB, I knew you could do it!!!! WTG!!!

At 10:47am on February 20, 2016, Harry Warner said…
Harold, If you still need stories for your book, I suggest you go back to Day 1 of Oldtimers and start reading. It was very active back then. Some days it seemed like no one slept. I'm sure you could pick up some interesting tidbits to write about.
At 9:13pm on November 28, 2015, ErnieKeel said…

Sorry I left you out Harold. We have a condo on the intercoastal, not to far from you in Stuart. We have been snowbirding it to FLA for the last 7 or 8 years. Can't wait to get back into the sun!  Sgt Goldstein, Specialist Keel reporting for duty in Troop FLA! LOL

At 12:45pm on November 17, 2015, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy belated birthday Harold.

At 1:25am on July 22, 2015, Shannon Ryan said…

Here is a short story as best as I can remember Harold, sometime in 1979, I was at Grafenwöhr with M company it was for either Gunnery training or Canadian cup practice I don't remember which one. I spent a lot of time there, anyways I found myself on battery changing detail for the pop up targets one day, we had plywood targets downrange the same size as a Soviet tank, they would pop up and then we would shoot them down. So they call for a cease fire for the entire impact area while the detail is down range swapping out battery's we drive down range get off the truck and then we would walk around to these targets and they were down in a hole dug out big enough for the target and all the hardware to make them pop up. Well some artillery unit somewhere on base did not get the word on the cease fire, we all used the same impact area tankers and arty. Well I am still here to tell you that you really can hear the round coming in, it landed very close to my position I was down in the hole changing the battery out and was fairly safe but I did feel the earth move and they only dropped the one round before they realized what they did, after we got the all clear I walked over to the impact spot and got a first hand look at what a 155 round can do I picked up a piece of shrapnel about 7inches long that was still smoking and kept it for a souvenir and I still have it packed away some where. No one got hurt that day we were all pretty lucky.  And that is a Graf. memory as best as I can recall. I have some more stories some I probably should not write about, but I may come up with some more later. Toujours Pret.

At 1:35pm on July 17, 2015, Frank L Moseley Jr said…

Ok Harold, will try to relate it as best the memory recalls:

"Squadron Maintenance Mutiny" or "The March On The Orderly Room"

I was working in Squadron Maintenance, in the PLL (Parts Office) in Amberg, 3rd Sqdn 2nd ACR. One of the mechanics, Sp4 J. Chavez, who we all called "Chewy" was to depart Pond Barracks for ETS. Chavez was well liked in the section and a bunch of us wanted to go to the Banhof to see him off. Someone procured a 5 ton truck (I have no idea what reason was given for the trip ticket) and we headed to town about lunch time. While we waited for the train, a few biers (or more) were had and well wishes given. The truck finally arrived to pick us up and return to Pond Barracks. Our timing was off and we arrived just as Work Call Formation was ending. Not a good thing.

We knew that we were in trouble. The Motor Officer, W.O. Oscar Amador-Morales, ordered us all into the Maintenance Office for a well deserved lecture. If his rant had stayed on the subject at hand, things might have gone differently. Unexpectedly, he began a tirade against the two Turret Mechanics with threats and harsh language. (This guy pronounces "Jeep" as "Yeep" and is not always easy to understand)

Because of his tirade and threats to the turret mechs, the whole section got mad and walked out of the office and marched to the Orderly Room in HQ Trp Building.

To say that "Top" (1stSGT Archie Griggs) was surprised and upset is a given. He ordered us to go to the Day Room and wait for him there, we did. I presume he wanted to check the appropriate AR's before confronting us.

When Top arrived in the Day Room, he was not a happy person. (I believe he brought the CO with him, but cannot recall his name). He started off saying that we were in trouble for missing the formation and for drinking (said the Day Room smelled like a brewery), that he could throw Article 15's at all of us [15 to 20 men], but that would not reflect well on the Troop, Squadron, or his records. He then began asking questions as to what caused the situation. As members of the Section began to talk, it became a Gripe Session on conditions in Sqdn Maint under Mister Amador. He listened, thought for a few minutes, said he would look into it. Told us to return to work but not talk of this to others. An humbled group of soldiers walked out and went back to work. In the end, we did get a New Motor Officer, no one was disciplined. A few months later I transferred to the S-4 Office and finished my tour with 3/2 ACR there.

That's the story Harold, as best as I can recall 48 years later.

At 12:57pm on November 16, 2014, Shannon Ryan said…

Have a great birthday today Harold.

At 10:57am on November 16, 2014, Sigmund Fertig said…

" HAPPY BIRTHDAY " Harold, blessings, hope your day is filled with good things ! Toujours Pret, brother !

 
 
 

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