What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
the best days of my life , did a lot of beer fests, outdoor concerts and me and my friends were regulars at the shootsinheim. loved to walk across the parade field on a Sat. afternoon with pink Floyd blarring from someones speaker
Tell us a little about you now.
I am retired from the postal service , have been married 39 years I was born and raised in Tonawanda n,y, and moved to Pa. in 1978 I was blessed with 2 sons one born Christmas day of 1976 and my other son was born on july 25th 1979
Hey Mike I was in I troop 71-73 I hung out with a guy from M Co His first name was Ted his wife's name was Elaine I think. I don't remember his last. I do believe he was from Alabama. Do you remember someone from M Co. by that first name with a wife they lived at 23 Kugelfang St.
Remember the time Lt wanted us to drive up this high ridge to a superior position overlooking attacking force during an FTX. Near the top we came across what looked like an open field BUT it was covered in tree stumps! (Local farmer recently harvested a section of trees). Mike you distinctly told LT, not to go inthere, as the stumps were a danger for tracks. Did he listen? Of course not he had rank. NO sooner than 25ft in. the front fender bent up as the track jumped off the guides! I remember your reaction over comms! We tried everything to get the track back on even breaking the track. Good idea but, there was so much tension on treads we could not wrench it back together. THEN the tank started to SINK in the mud! Only the turret was visible as the road wheels sank deeper and deeper. I did not think we would ever get that tank out. They were talking about trying to airlift it with one of those big heli transporters because we were so isolated up there on the hill and they were afraid the VTR would encounter similar fate. What an episode! Capt. Long was PISSED!
Are you using the photo up-loader on your profile page? Not a clue what the problem could be, unless it's an unsupported file type, too big a file, or a firewall on your computer that isn't letting the up-loader have access to your pictures. I'm no technical wizard for sure. Our main problem shooter/site creator passed away last year just before Christmas.
The M 32 team is back together again "Mr Smoke". Remember the night at Graf, when we scored 3 direct hits on moving tank target during ONE pass! (Most tanks could only get 2 rounds downrange in the time the target traversed between the barber polls. But we scored 3 targets! Tower couldn't believe it. Rockin rodney Shelton was loader, me gunner, you TC and Olon was sleeping in drivers seat, LOL! What a night!
Mike, Just got tour message. I am traveling today Thanksgiving to Coatsville, PA to be with my son and new grand daughter. I will call over the weekend, so glad and "thankful" you found me. Some great guys on this site includ. Mike Long.