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  • Middleton, WI
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Tail Rotor strike at Graf
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Does anyone remember the Tech Rep from Hughes who walked into a Cobra tail rotor at Graf, it happened on the FARRP west of Camp AAchen, I was a armament mechanic on the Cobras and on the FARRP when…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kory Kipferl Jan 14.

1984 to 1985
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Just looking for people who where there from these years.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Albert C. Christopher Dec 8, 2020.

Beret Ovals and other
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search ebay for these2nd Armored Cavalry Regt ACR TOUJOURS PRET w/ dui crest beret flash patch B2nd Armored Cavalry Regt ACR TOUJOURS PRET w/ dui crest beret flash patch A2nd US Armored Cavalry…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by GREGORY J. NELSON Aug 26, 2017.

 

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Kory Kipferl and roger "pj" bratland are now friends
Jan 15
Kory Kipferl replied to roger "pj" bratland's discussion Tail Rotor strike at Graf
"After Active Duty (1986) I joined the Guard near my home town in north central Pennsylvania.  I moved to Colorado in 1987.  Fortunately for me a National Guard unit just moved to Eagle, CO, close to where I was living, so it was easy to…"
Jan 14
roger "pj" bratland posted a status
"which I was Med Vac'd out of in '84. a Maj O'Toole thought I was I trying tp get out of field duty when i was having medical issues"
Jan 11
roger "pj" bratland posted a status
"sorry just a remembrance in time to things that i remember. I was always in the field or at Graf or Hohenfels"
Jan 11
roger "pj" bratland posted a status
"our unit was sent to different one ones. Maybe others remember. I can't be the only one......"
Jan 11
roger "pj" bratland posted a status
"our unit sentto difeererent ones us to. Maybe others remember. I can't be the only one......"
Jan 11
roger "pj" bratland posted a status
"If the stake and platform trucks came out it was that the M65 TOW's loaded and then move to the German defense positions (GDF)"
Jan 11
roger "pj" bratland posted a status
"If i was a "yeh U" or there was an an alert. the alert roster was called,as ready for the first load out."
Jan 11
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"and a B bag packed per SOP in a trailer connected to the truck in the motor pool always ready to go."
Jan 11
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"my job was to make sure the M65 system w I remember an A bag on my on top of my locker packed per SOP"
Jan 11
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"the CQ w went up and down the hallways yelling ALERT - ALERT. Being part of Armt,"
Jan 11
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"I want to thank everyone for a place to feel at home, it seems like everyone has forgotten what what we lived with."
Jan 11
roger "pj" bratland replied to roger "pj" bratland's discussion Tail Rotor strike at Graf
"It's ok Kory, a lot of things have gone over the years. I'm just glad you remembered something. As I said i live with it always. I feel as if i let Ed down some how. I talked with him before he went to sleep in his car. He had got to Graf…"
Jan 4
Kory Kipferl replied to roger "pj" bratland's discussion Tail Rotor strike at Graf
"pj, I apologize for the slow response.  I called Daniel Connery's office to get more information regarding my requested statement.  Dan was out of the office, but I spoke with "Darrin" concerning the requested VA statement…"
Dec 30, 2020
Albert C. Christopher replied to roger "pj" bratland's discussion 1984 to 1985
"Just missed you... I left for Ft Hood in 83... "
Dec 8, 2020
roger "pj" bratland replied to roger "pj" bratland's discussion Tail Rotor strike at Graf
"YES, remember Bone CW2 but could you make a statement of what you heard over the net, as i was at that FARRP for the 2nd ACR that day. I remember a bunch other other names for the 2nd ACR Air Troop. I can list them if needed. Roger But remember…"
Nov 19, 2020

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Air Trp, HHT Trp and Avum Trp
Where were you stationed?
Merrell Bks and Feucht
What MOS or job description did you have?
68M Acft Armt
What was your rank/title?
E3 and E4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
84-85
Tell us a little about your cav days.
lived in merrell - 3rd and 4th floors, took bus out to feucht, worked in the armt shop in the same room as the 58 guys, when in the field not a the faarp was with 3rd herd, spent time down a the rock haus, had many friends to many to list
Tell us a little about you now.
not much to say
Do you have a web site?
http://pjbratland.tripod.com/2nd-ACR.html
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
freeman, oski, booth, sanden, pilkinton, tuatuo, bell, henson, phillips, sherry, too many to list

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At 11:59am on August 10, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROGER
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 2:33pm on August 29, 2009, Mike Kultgen said…
Welcome aboard Roger. It is always good to see a fellow cheesehead here. mike
At 9:57am on August 28, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Roger,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site (ie,photos,links,ect) in the Forum.
Make sure you stop by and read the latest Tacoma Dave ‘Triva Quiz’, learn some 2nd Cav history and you can even win a kool prize.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, or any of the 5 admins listed at the top of the page, or just yell out, another member may be able to help you.
And our only wish, ‘Keep it clean’, use our Real names/with Pictures(pix from back in the day, work best for searching for Brothers, but any picture will do).
And that you please tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,
Jesse Kelley
 
 
 

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