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Jesse Kelley
  • 69, Male
  • United States

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  • David Kelly
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  • Jerry frye
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  • tom recktenwald
  • Jesse Hernandez
  • Sam May
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  • William Penn Brown
  • Dennis K. Hansen
  • Kerry M. Carroll, Jr
  • Darwin Leckington

Jesse Kelley's Discussions

Dog Tags
28 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gettman Jun 2, 2014.

A Little History Lesson
4 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by howard maxwell tritt Nov 15, 2012.

Summertime Drive
2 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jesse Kelley May 27, 2010.

Latest Activity

Ron "Psycho" Franzen commented on Jesse Kelley's group Border Patrol
"Some more up close views of the border location I discussed and asked about below -"
Nov 21, 2022
Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson commented on Jesse Kelley's group Border Patrol
"I found some slides from July-August 1963 when I did training with the 2nd AC. I accidentally loaded slide film in my camera.I was attached to the BGS because I spoke fluent German. I think these were taken on the border near Hof . The BGS patrolled…"
Nov 21, 2022
Ron "Psycho" Franzen commented on Jesse Kelley's group Border Patrol
"Anyone remember this scene that looked like this on the left (as you pulled in) - And looked like this on the right? - I seem to remember there was some "border folklore" associated with this location.  Something along the lines of…"
Nov 21, 2022
Ron "Psycho" Franzen commented on Jesse Kelley's group Border Patrol
"Taken within the Reed sector circa late '85 or early '86.  50 - 75 meters from border.  Probably a KGB robochicken electronically surveilling us."
Nov 21, 2022

Jesse Kelley's Groups


SP-4 Jesse Kelley

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
F Troop-2nd Squadron-3rd Platoon
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg, Coburg, and Hof
What MOS or job description did you have?
11C20, Driver of F-39 Mortar Track, but mostly Border Patrol driver for Lt. Sommers.
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
JUN-1972 TO FEB-1975
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Well, what can I say, it was cold, no no, very cold, ha ha ha, oh yea. Trying to sleep inside of a cold m551 or APC.
Cooking your C-Rats, with the exhaust pipe, shaving with ice cold water, mud up to your knees, but it was great cause your Brother was always right next to you.
It was the best time of my life, and what a ride it was.
Tell us a little about you now.
I am a disabled veteran on a low budget.
I do enjoy the outdoors, cycling, music(Jimmy Buffett), fishing and Red Lobster(ha ha, hard to do on a HomeTown Buffet budget).
Lifetime Member; 2nd Cavalry Assn. and Together We Served.
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
It was the best time of my life, and I made a lot of lifetime Brothers, that I would like to see again.
(F)means found. (D)deceased (S) searching;

Dan Martin(F)
Robert Christopher Donnelly(S)
Tom Raymond(S)
Bill Phillips(F)
Eddy Maimo(F)
David Blanchette(F)
Richard Noel(F)
John Calhoun(S)
Dennis Williams(F)
Bruce Gallimore(S)
Dave Klinger(F)
LT Robert Somers(S)
LT Phillip Linn(F)
and many more...
I have found 9, all thanks to the DragoonBase.

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Jesse Kelley's Photos

Jesse Kelley's Blog

Veterans Day 2010

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 2:00pm

The Joy of Christmas

Posted on December 24, 2009 at 9:00pm

Obama Girl Loves The Troops

Posted on March 10, 2009 at 11:00am — 18 Comments

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At 2:42pm on September 28, 2020, William "Bill" Phillips said…

Hi Jesse,

Still hanging in there?  Hope all is well because I'd like to hear from you.

Your Friend,

Bill Phillips

At 5:06pm on August 9, 2020, Dave Gettman said…

Miss you, my friend!

At 8:32am on August 9, 2019, Shannon Ryan said…

Rest in peace  Jesse.

At 1:01pm on August 9, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

Thinking of you on your birthday, Brother. RIP....

At 6:16pm on April 29, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

SP/4 Jesse Kelley deployed for permanent change of station to Fiddler's Green 28 March 2015.

Rest in peace, Brother.





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