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harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Where are you going John? Some of our guys you know, went to the farm You and I had our turn and we made it home While others took to the world to roam   Age got most of us to medicate You told me not to hesitate They have my need and to help…"
Apr 21
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"hI Shannon, My thing works,  I don't know about yours?"
Apr 13
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Joe, white is that white stuff? Is that for fun? who's playing a joke on you?  Can you send some here to S. FL?"
Apr 2
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Small argument with my wife guys,  If I am writing about the 'Army" is army capitalized or not? BTW I will be seeing the Nepghroligist tomorrow. will let you know results"
Mar 26
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"SIG, AS i SAID, AS FAR AS i KNOW, NO ONE SMOKED POT OR TOOK ANY DRUGS IN THE 58 - 60 ERA. WE WERE EXPOSED TO POT EARLY 70'S POSSIBLY VERY LATE 60'S"
Mar 21
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Ronny O, In the late fifties if we ran out of smokes and didn't have the dollar to buy a carton, the PX sold us a pouch of tobacco with a pack of rolling paper for .20 or .25 cents and we rolled our own which gave us about 100 cigarettes or…"
Mar 21
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Guys, Short for Kilometer  is click.  Is there a correct spelling for the word click. We have to go 10 more 'clicks'"
Mar 19
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"God Bless Rock & Roll We lost a lot of great Rock & Roll Performers this past year. But Rock and Roll will never die."
Mar 19
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave, the VA has an ophthalmologist after you see the optometrist.  Floaters are very common, I've had them for years.  They worry when the floaters cause Flashes.  That's when you have a problem.  Other wise don't…"
Mar 16
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Friday, March 17, 2017   Please come and join us for a  Traditional 4 Course Irish Dinner - yes, even at a German Restaurant.  We will have all your Irish favorites for one special night a year. Dinner Includes:   Bangers and…"
Mar 16
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave,  I believe they changed to Alpa Bravo in the early 50's or late 40's. 'Mike' is not in my memory.  My phonetics are good but 'MIKE' I don't know My code is still great and can still send at about…"
Mar 16
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Oldtimers. can someone tell me the phonetic word for the letter ' M '. Like Alpha - A, Bravo - B,  Charlie - C, etc..   I'm stuck on M I have them all.  Sig, Mike you guys should now that from  50's and…"
Mar 15
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Redneck:  Someone that has 5 cars on his driveway and 1 works"
Mar 15
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"That is wonderful news.  Please tell him The Best from us. Toujours Pret"
Mar 14
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"i ENLISTED ALSO hARRY, BUT FOR A 2/2/2 PROGRAM. hOWEVER; i WAS 25 MONTHS ACTIVE,  33 MONTHS ACTIVE RESERVE AND 14 MONTHS IN ACTIVE.  WE NEEDED THE MONEY.  i THINK THEY PAID ME $60. PER QUARTER ACTIVE RESERVE?? MAYBE $150 A TERM TO…"
Mar 13
harold goldstein commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Wayne,  Hope all is recuperating for you. The VA came through with my medicine. It took 2 months of kicking and screaming but their getting it for me. Watch out if anyone prescribes finofibrate for you.  IT WILL DAMAGE YOUR KIDNEY On the…"
Mar 13

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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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