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September 2009 Blog Posts (11)

NY VETS

I don't know how many people out there live in NY but I just recently found out that if you are a cold war vet you can go to you're town assessor with a copy of you're dd214 or card from the VA and you will get a tax break it is a new program that is 2 years old.

Also if anyone lives in Orange county in NY go to the government center in Goshen and show them the same id you will get a id card saying you are a VET and will get discounts at over 140 stores in the county including home… Continue

Added by Larry Bennet on September 29, 2009 at 6:37pm — 2 Comments

73 Easting Desert Storm on You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkzstDI5Ce4. If you have a way to save you tube videos please save it and put it on the video section.

Added by Todd McDunn SR on September 16, 2009 at 10:39am — No Comments

2 IDIOTS

L-TROOP 3/2 ACR.....A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE WHEN 2 INDIVIDUALS CUT THEMSELVES ON THE ARM AND TRIED TO CALL THEMSELVES BLOOD-BROTHERS. NOT BAND OF BROTHERS, JUST LITERALLY DRIPPING BLOOD ON THE HALLWAY FLOOR. SFC RADAR HAD A FIT WITH BIG BIRD AND THE OTHER NUT CASE RUSSELL.

IT IS 2009 AND WHERE ARE THEY AT TODAY. SHOUTS OUT.... HOOOAH TO OUR SUPPLY SERGEANT ORTIZ

Added by Derrick D Loving on September 14, 2009 at 3:49pm — No Comments

AAFES Burger vs. Nurnberg Bratwurst; What Was Your Favorite?

Throughout Germany, thousands of G.I.'s were looking for that perfect food that "hit the spot" (especially after a late night out). The Army and Air Force Exchange Services flipped some of the best burgers that could be found outside the States. The local Germans also grilled up a tasty bratwurst, served in a warm brochen (bun). The bratwurst cart in Germany was as common as the U.S. hot dog cart in New York. What was your favorite, the burger or bratwurst? (or was there something else you… Continue

Added by John Matas on September 13, 2009 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Dice Game

Someone sent me a game on facebook called farlke its a dice game. I remember playing a dice game a lot down at Dirty Girties next to the barracks does anyone remember it I remember marking the coaster for score but don't remember too much more.
Does anyone out there remember it I recall it was played at a lot of bars but I mostly just played it at Dirty Girties .

Added by Larry Bennet on September 8, 2009 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Finally found my old friend

Hey Bennette give me a call 540-841-8307 (Polite)

Added by Leon Polite on September 8, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Grenze Patrol...in the beginning...

How was the Border Patrol done in the beginning? Before Camp Reed or Camp May were built, or for that matter, before there was an FRG, how was the BP done? Did the 2nd Cav have the mission right from the first?

Added by R Stanbery "Stan". on September 6, 2009 at 12:37pm — 1 Comment

Errant 155mm round...

When I was at Graf in the mid-1970's doing FO duty out on the bunker line I called for a "battery 1 round" but only observed 5 splashes instead of 6; about 1 minute later a call came over the command net for all units to cease firing immediately, with all gun tubes and sights to remain untouched.



It turns out that one of the guns had failed to load the proper charge (I have no idea how the safety officer missed it!) and one of the rounds impacted about 50 yards from the main post… Continue

Added by curt trood on September 5, 2009 at 5:22am — 2 Comments

Gun explosion at Amberg

Does anyone remember an M109 blowing up at Pond barracks in the early 1970's? We had a photo of it up in the orderly room, and some of the older guys who told me about it said it threw an unfuzed projo clear down to the traffic circle. Not sure if I believe that part, but I'm pretty sure I remember the rest of it right; it's been a lot of years, though... :)

Added by curt trood on September 5, 2009 at 5:08am — 9 Comments

MAIL CALL 3/2 ACR POND BARRACKS KANCERNE

THIS IS YOUR ONE AND ONLY MAIL CLERK WHO WORKED WITH SSG PONDER AND SSG DAVIS. IF YOU WHERE THERE, I WAS IN THE HOLE MAKING SURE EVERY PERSONNEL GOT THEIR GOODS, MOMS LETTERS, AND JODI GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE LETTER. LOL



KEEPING ON THE REAL AND HUMOROUS.



NOW IN SEATTLE, WA WHERE THE WEATHER IS NICE AND THE WIFE IS FINE. JUST GIVING BACK TO THE MOST PRECIOUS THINGS IN LIFE AND LIVING LIFE FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH.







BLESSING TO ALL



P.S. MY BOSS IS… Continue

Added by Derrick D Loving on September 3, 2009 at 9:11pm — 6 Comments

Some of my memories of W. Germany

A few things I can still recall from my Nuremberg days.



I recall an OH-58 being dropped while being slung by a UH-1H.



I remember an AFN reporter I had talked to about reforger died at a later date. The CH-47 he was in with some french and American parachutist crashed on an autobahn during an airshow at Mannheim?



I recall being put on alert when KAL flight 007 was shot down by the Russians.



I believe one or two of those blivets were dropped while being… Continue

Added by Carl Gilmore Jr on September 2, 2009 at 7:38pm — 2 Comments

Colonels of the Regiment

7th Colonel of the Regiment John P. Hatch

26 June 1881 - 9 January 1886

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2d DRAGOONS

This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.

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