Awe heck, here I've been telling people for years it was RA Franke, our Elvis lookalike, in that photo.
I've got a pretty intensive project going right now I've been working on for over 6 years. I'm locating and recording all the enlistment records for the 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry from 1836-1914. I'm up to 1869-70 now, done with the A's and well into the B's. I'm listing them both chronologically and alphabetically. 1775 pages and well over 1 million words typed so far, not counting the war casualties which I am keeping in a separate file.
I believe that you may be the only soldier who may have details of our adventure with the 2A/C, details that I have forgotten. It would please me if you would e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we could catch up on a few things. Thank you. Robert
Hey Paul! That is funny as hell. I think the entire event goes like this: Me and another guy were drag racing in the motor pool one fine day when the officer in charge stepped out in front of us bringing the race to a halt. Later, the other driver and I were asked to report to HOW co. CO for disciplinary action. I told him not to worry about anything as I had been through such things before. As it turned out, during the proceedings, I fainted dead away. I never knew the results of that meeting, but you are correct, I was suddenly a member of "B" company for the duration of that enlistment. You know Paul, if anyone had ever advised me that those "company punishments" kept me from getting a Good Conduct medal, I might not have been such a foolish soldier. Robert
Hi Paul, my name is Sigmund Fertig and I go by Sig and I also took basic at Ft. Meade in 57 then went to AAT at Ft.Chaffe Ark and gyro'd over to Bremehaven in Feb. 58, was with 2nd Battalion, Howitzer Company and left in March 60 .
May have been talking about different times. I was there from Feb. 1960 til Oct 1962. In the 2nd plt til I made Sgt then in 1st plt. Believe Sgt Jackson was my section leader in the early days. West and Glascoe and Krueger were all 2nd platoon. Good duty and good bunch of guys
I'm terrible with names but I do remember you fellows. Sgt Clarkson was the 1st platoon Sgt. And I was a scout section leader with Tom Chatburn being my driver. Tom was killed in Vietnam. Ran over a land mine. His name is on the Wall. Lt Wilmoth was the company CO. Good to hear from you.
Wes Durham is living in Junction City, KS. Talked to him in early December. The old motor sgt, Al Taylor and I are going out to see him when the weather warms up.
Don't remember the accident you talked about. A wonder there weren't a lot more around there:-)