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nelson f wheatley
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  • saratoga, arkansas
  • United States
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Wayne Dixon left a comment for nelson f wheatley
"Nelson, glad to hear from you.  welcome back.  I know the feeling of not getting around  and remembering.  All of the years have come and gone by the way side.  Old age has creep up on me memory wise plus being stuck in this…"
Sep 10, 2016
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Harry Warner left a comment for nelson f wheatley
"Nelson, It's really good to hear back from you. Don't be a stranger. We're doing ok for people our age."
Jul 13, 2016
Harry Warner left a comment for nelson f wheatley
"Hello Nelson.  Another year passes.  I hope the past year has been good to you.  Happy Birthday!  Check in, if only to say hello.  "
Jul 8, 2016
Wayne Dixon left a comment for nelson f wheatley
"Nelson, when did you arrive in Amberg? I was in amberg two tours with I troop. departed August 1964 I like yourself am totally handicap in a wheel chair.  I retired 1 Jan 1969 after 21 years and 6 days."
Oct 17, 2015
Dave Gettman left a comment for nelson f wheatley
"No problem, Big Wheat. I'm always around. Tacoma Dave"
Sep 21, 2015
nelson f wheatley left a comment for Dave Gettman
"thanks dave  it has really been bad on me since 2012 but got ahold of good dr who has helped me out alot   I appreciate your offer to help  right now i'm kinda stable  at least the nightmares have eased up a…"
Sep 21, 2015
Dave Gettman left a comment for nelson f wheatley
"Ditto, Nelson. Hang in there, Brother. If you need to talk, give me a holler. I'm also dealing with PTSD."
Sep 21, 2015
Harry Warner left a comment for nelson f wheatley
"Thanks for checking in, Nelson. Hang in there!"
Sep 21, 2015
nelson f wheatley posted a status
"good afternoon everyone i'm sorry I haven't been in contact with anyone but I have gone thru PTSD and medical side effects of Agent Orange"
Sep 20, 2015
David Andersson left a comment for nelson f wheatley
"Jack, your book is available on Kindle also. I just got it. I'm enjoying it so far. Lots of similarities etween 1968 and 1978 - although the M114's were now hard targets in the maneuver area. Used to "liberate" their pintles and…"
Mar 25, 2015
nelson f wheatley left a comment for DONNIE RUSSELL HAWLEY
"welcome Donnie  hope you enjoy the site"
Mar 16, 2015
nelson f wheatley left a comment for Tom Weaver
"welcome  tom   served my time at pitman and amberg  64-65 hht  was radio teletype operator  worked in crypto vault  at pond  enjoyed my short tour overthere went from there to Vietnam  Toujours Pret"
Mar 10, 2015
nelson f wheatley left a comment for Mark W Maher
"welcome to the dragoon's mark"
Mar 10, 2015
nelson f wheatley left a comment for donnie gezley
"welcome aboard this old vet, Amberg 64-65 wishes you the very best"
Mar 8, 2015
nelson f wheatley left a comment for A. Nelson Young III
"welcome aboard from one nelson to another  i was in HHT Sqdn Commo  in 64-65  radio teletype writer operator at Camp Pitman in Weiden  throughly enjoyed my shortened tour there  was shipped from there to vietnam  …"
Feb 16, 2015

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT,3rd sqdn amberg
Where were you stationed?
amberg weiden marktredwitz
What MOS or job description did you have?
053 - radio teletype operator
What was your rank/title?
SP4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
64-65
Tell us a little about your cav days.
was primarily stationed at Camp Pitman at Weiden as a radio teletype opr really enjoyed my tour with the cav was 1st tour over in Germany and I really enjoyed amberg and weiden
Tell us a little about you now.
I am retired from the army after 20 years am 100% disabled and homebound all the time enjoy spending time looking at the places I was stationed during my 20 years can barely walk would like to hear from anyone who served in amberg or weiden during the time I was there ptsd has taken a lot of old memories from back then
Phone number (Optional).
870-388-9460
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
virgil Kirby anymore who may remember me

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At 3:31pm on September 10, 2016, Wayne Dixon said…

Nelson, glad to hear from you.  welcome back.  I know the feeling of not getting around  and remembering.  All of the years have come and gone by the way side.  Old age has creep up on me memory wise plus being stuck in this wheel chair for the last 12 years now.   I spent some good years in the military, some four there in Amberg. 4 tours in Germany. 

You take good care of yourself and the family.

At 10:49am on July 13, 2016, Harry Warner said…
Nelson, It's really good to hear back from you. Don't be a stranger. We're doing ok for people our age.
At 11:25am on July 8, 2016, Harry Warner said…

Hello Nelson.  Another year passes.  I hope the past year has been good to you.  Happy Birthday!  Check in, if only to say hello.  

At 5:22pm on October 17, 2015, Wayne Dixon said…

Nelson, when did you arrive in Amberg? I was in amberg two tours with I troop. departed August 1964 I like yourself am totally handicap in a wheel chair.  I retired 1 Jan 1969 after 21 years and 6 days.

At 8:31pm on September 21, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

No problem, Big Wheat. I'm always around.

Tacoma Dave

At 10:48am on September 21, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

Ditto, Nelson. Hang in there, Brother. If you need to talk, give me a holler. I'm also dealing with PTSD.

At 8:20am on September 21, 2015, Harry Warner said…
Thanks for checking in, Nelson. Hang in there!
At 9:17am on March 25, 2015, David Andersson said…

Jack, your book is available on Kindle also. I just got it. I'm enjoying it so far. Lots of similarities etween 1968 and 1978 - although the M114's were now hard targets in the maneuver area. Used to "liberate" their pintles and mount them on my M113's for additional attachment points. :)

At 6:46pm on February 14, 2015, Jack R. Tarvin said…

 Nelson, you'll have to tell me about all the pleasures of Pitman, I missed that.  You don't need to do anything, just send me an email with the address where you want me to send the book.  I'll sign it, send up to Ed for his signature and Ed can forward to you, my email is  jrtbjy@gmail.com.  Our group has luckily stayed in touch all these yearsand we gotten together a couple of times in the past few years.  I believe Dave Cowden is working on his pictures as well, so there may be many more to see.  I have a picture of the whole outfit posted on my page, if you want to take a look. Thanks, Jack

At 6:21pm on February 14, 2015, Jack R. Tarvin said…

Nelson, I saw the posts on your tour in Germany, and I saw where Ed Paquette had commented,  Ed and I were Stationed in Amberg in 67-69, we wrote a book on our experiences there What Did You Do In The Cold War, Daddy?.  If would like to read it, I'll be glad to send you one.  We were assigned to the Personnel Section there, and we really enjoyed our all expense paid tour of Europe.  Have some pics, but I will have to get them scanned in to post.  Anyway, just let me know, I'm sure Ed might know some of the people who were there when you were. 

 
 
 

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