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Raymond,                  hey brother just looking around on this thing and saw your picture of you playing guitar. I play piano and wish we could of jam'd some at the rock. How is life in Mexico…Continue

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michael jospeh truax commented on Steve Oliver's blog post 1/2 ACR BIndlach, Germany; Christensen Barracks
"Richard, I was on the Sheridan's and so far hearing not bad getting a little worse with age but those loud bastards sure weren't any good for your hearing hope your doing well"
Oct 27
michael jospeh truax commented on Steve Oliver's blog post 1/2 ACR BIndlach, Germany; Christensen Barracks
"Hey Steve Mike Truax here I was there from 72-74 32 months, A Troop right across from the mess hall"
Oct 27

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1/2 acr a troop
Where were you stationed?
the rock bindlach,germany from sept 72 until sept 74
What MOS or job description did you have?
armored recon
What was your rank/title?
acting sgt E5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Sept 72 until Sept 74
Tell us a little about your cav days.
great time firing all the weapons and visiting different countries met a lot of great people there, for being 19-20-21 years old it was quite the experience. My brother was flying Huey's in Viet Nam when I first got there. A lot of cold nights but a lot of great memories also. I like the border camps the best but all in all a memory I will never forget.
Tell us a little about you now.
Not sure where to start. I got out and went to Clarksville,Tn Austin Peay State for about a year then came home to Elkhart and worked on the railroad for 6 years, got laid off, then worked at a place called Whitehall for 10years and then they moved out of the country and have been a 911 dispatcher for the City of Elkhart for the last 21 years.
Do you have a web site?
http://mtruax911@gmail.com
Phone number (Optional).
574-848-7650
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Jimmy Addock, Duke Sultzer, Mike Garrett, Steve Carlile. Lt Moncure, wow so many more, can't believe I came across this site just purely by accident. I know all the guys your talking about here and I just about soiled myself reading this. Not many people understand or even remember. A ton has gone on since 1974.

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At 7:26pm on July 6, 2014, Charles J. Awot said…

Mike, 

Do you remember me, I was a buck Sergeant in 2nd platoon.  I worked for "Wolfman" Jackson. I was one of his scouts.  SFC Lee was my platoon Sgt.  I bunked with Kurt Miller down the hall from you. I was at the rock from 72-75, 

Chuck Awot

At 11:55am on June 28, 2013, Philip Collins said…

Hi Mike, What is going on? I stumbled on here as well.. OVER

At 2:29pm on January 13, 2012, Raymond Gonzalez said…

About that picture, you, Leo and Casillas. Is that not what many of us did.. hide a whole crop of hair under the hat or helmet. lol. Ray g.

At 2:24pm on January 13, 2012, Raymond Gonzalez said…

Hello Mike, my name is Raymond Gonzalez from Baja California Mexico. I left the Rock in March of 72 but met some of your buddies. One of them is "Neck" or William Garret. Go to his page and you will find some of the best pictures on this site. On one, you are sitting on the turrent of your tank. I think that is you. Anyway, the fotos are good, especially the black and white. 

   Your friend in Mexico, Ray g.

At 5:48pm on January 4, 2012, James (Jimmy) Adcock said…
At 3:01pm on January 3, 2012, James (Jimmy) Adcock said…

Well Hello Sarge, I am very glad to hear from you. Hope you are doing great. This site is awesome. Sorry to tell you we lost Steve (Razor) around 1995 HIV. He moved to my home town. We enjoyed his last 5 years together.  I have been trying to get up with all Our Brothers for years & it's beginning to happen. Take care Sarge & God Bless You & Your Family. I am still a Carolina TarHeel. LOL Jimmy Adcock

At 12:01pm on January 3, 2012, Jeffrey C Havens said…

Hi Mike, Don't know if you remember me ,I was a mech in Atrp. I remember your name but so many years can't recall the face. Jimmy is here and so are Garret and  Moncure. Check out my pics ,mabe you will recognise some. All the best  Toujors Pret.

At 5:38pm on January 2, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…

Michael,

I really do not know what I can tell you. Except go to the Members tab, type in the name you are searching for and hit the enter key[faster], than clicking the Advanced Search tab.

Then once you find your person, go to their page and write in their comment box.

At 8:10pm on January 1, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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