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phillip d clayton
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  • Des Moines, IA
  • United States
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Headquarters troop then I TROOP
Where were you stationed?
Amberg Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
mail clerk 1ST Then Tank loader
What was your rank/title?
pfc when I left
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Jan. 63 To NOv. 63
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was hit by a civilian in a mercedes coming back from our month uties in Weiden. We patroled 75 Miles of the chek border
Tell us a little about you now.
retired postal worker enjoying a life I never dreamed I could live.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
will have to dig out the old letters

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At 11:05am on May 21, 2013, Harry Warner said…
Good morning Phillip, or do you prefer Phil?
The names you mention do not ring a bell, but not surprising after all these years. Did you get the chance to look at the photos on my page? They are the only ones I have from Germany. Did you take any while over there? If you need any help, my # is on my page.
At 3:38pm on May 20, 2013, Wayne Dixon said…

PHILLIP, welcome aboard.  I am trying to place you, which platoon were you in?  I had the Scout Section, 2nd Platoon, I Troop from 62-64, second tour there, first was 59-61.  If you have any photos please list them on your profile.  Again Welcome Aboard.

I have some photos in my profile.  In 63  there a was a group that went to Bad Tolz, do you recall it.  I think it was in 63.  Also were you in our troop photo there in Amberg?

 

At 10:42am on May 20, 2013, Jesse Kelley said…
At 6:47am on May 20, 2013, Harry Warner said…
Philip,
I was in Amberg from 1962-1964....There are pictures on my page. I'm sure we had to have crossed paths at some point. There are several others here from that time period. Make yourself 'ta home here. If you have any pictures please try to post them. Also, please come join us in the Oldtimers. If you need any help getting around, just shout out. Somebody will have an answer.
At 11:52pm on May 19, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…

welcome to the base  Phillip "Toujours Pret" I was at Amberg a ways after you!! 72-73  I reside just to the north of you in Mason City,Ia. glad to have another Iowegian on the base.. theres lots of good people on here from all earas of 2nd Cav.    again welcome to the base,enjoy...

 
 
 

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