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James F. Burgos
  • Male
  • Casa Grande, AZ
  • United States

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Shannon Ryan left a comment for James F. Burgos
"Happy birthday James. Rest in peace"
Aug 8, 2021
Dave Gettman left a comment for James F. Burgos
"Happy birthday, Jim! Have a cold beer ready Brother, a lot of new troopers have been joining your ranks lately but I'm not ready to PCS yet."
Aug 8, 2019
Shannon Ryan left a comment for James F. Burgos
"Happy birthday James."
Aug 8, 2019

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HQ Trp. 3rd Sqdn.
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks, Amberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
71H20 Personnel Records Spec.
What was your rank/title?
Spec. 5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Jan. 1968 thru Jul. 1969
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I spent all of my tour of duty assigned to the Personnel Office of 3rd Sqdn. I maintained the files of Hq. Trp, I Trp. and K Trp. My best friend was Brian Dumas, of HQ Trp. Went to Graff. and Hoenfells with the Squadron for ITT's. Lived off post at # l Rottkruezplatz, just across from base housing.
Tell us a little about you now.
I am semi-retired , drove semi's for 32 years in So. Cal. and then moved to Arizona. I now work part time driving ARMY RECRUITS from Tucson to Phoenix for testing and shipping. I am married and have 5 Grandchildren. I always enjoy telling the new SOLDIERS about the 2nd Cav. and tell them that IF THEY ARE LUCKY, they too will serve in " the ghosts of Patton's ARMY. "
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Jacinto Saucedo, Kyle, Tx. Dave Cowden, Kansas City, Mo. Olin Wenrick, Minnesota.

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At 2:16pm on August 8, 2021, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday James. Rest in peace

At 12:20pm on August 8, 2019, Dave Gettman said…

Happy birthday, Jim! Have a cold beer ready Brother, a lot of new troopers have been joining your ranks lately but I'm not ready to PCS yet.

At 9:19am on August 8, 2019, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday James.

At 2:33pm on August 8, 2018, Shannon Ryan said…
  • Thinking about you on your birt.hday James. R.I.P
At 9:17pm on August 8, 2016, Shannon Ryan said…

R.I.P. James.

At 12:00pm on August 8, 2015, Shannon Ryan said…

Sorry I missed your birthday James you are in our thoughts, keep the bier cold for the rest of us brother.

At 4:05pm on August 7, 2015, Sigmund Fertig said…

Hey James, see you have another birthday, sure do miss you friend, RIP brother !

At 11:10am on August 7, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

Happy Birthday tomorrow, Jim. Rest in Peace, my Brother.

At 2:56pm on August 8, 2013, Shannon Ryan said…

We are all thinking of you James, on the day of your birthday..

At 2:37pm on April 28, 2013, ErnieKeel said…

Like all of us on this Base, I was deeply saddened to hear about James Passing. Many appropriate descriptions have been made about our special brother. For me what impressed me was James courage under fire. He new what the odds were and fought the fight to the end. A real hero. Rest in peace James. You are our advanced scout to fiddlers green. Toujour Pret!




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