What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
c troop 1/2 acr 82-84
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
63n heavy mechanic
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
my first duty station when i got there went streight to camp gates. (trial by fire) was rigger and driver of the troops m88 (heavy metal) with Dale Finney we had a great time but coldent wait to get out of there.
Tell us a little about you now.
still a mechanic marine (boats) live in northern michigan. i just got done restoring a m1009 cucv i bought from the army
During my MOS re-classification training to 11D at Fort Knox, M-114 where part of the vehicles that I was trained, others the M151A1 1/4 Ton, M-551A1 Sheridan, M-113A1 APC... Those M-114 where Armed with a 20mm Cannon or .50 Cal and a M60 MG and 3 LAWs on the back door. The major issue or problem was the power pack (Chevy .253 CI V8) or they needed to do was replaced with a Chry. HEMI Eng. I like the little tracks.
!SG Collins lost part of his leg in 1982, I left C Troop after that to become the ROC Border Operations NCOIC and I left the Regiment on Dec. 1983. Dusty was with us in the HQs 2ACR as part of the Reg. S-3 Plans & Operations Shop and he was already wearing a prostetic foot. He was a tuff dude.
Hey there Mike. Haven't been on here in a while, so I just saw your message. I'll have to find some pictures from back then. Yes, I hung out with Hugh Morris. Also Jimmy Lynch, Israel Rivera, "Spacs" Spaccarotella (scout), and Sgt. Young and Sgt. Howell from the M578. Enjoyed your pics. I remember you and Finney were pretty tight. Hope all is well with you. Take care - Mike Rollins