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Joseph A. Finch
  • 82, Male
  • Springfield, VA
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
F Troop and HqCo 2d Sqd 2d Armd Cav
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
71 series Mail Clerk and Personnel Specialist
What was your rank/title?
Pvt E1 thru Sp5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Feb 1957 Fort Geo G Meade Md
July 1961 Bamberg Germany
Tell us a little about your cav days.
From E1 to E5, sorting and delivering the mail, driving the
Plat Ldr (lstLt James L. Dozier) going to Graf..Coburg..and
Bamberg. Ending my tour in Bn Hq, working in Personnel
with MSGT L.N.DuBois. My first and one of the best assignments in a 21 year career.
Tell us a little about you now.
Fully Retired. 21 Years in the Army, retired as a Major-AGC.
Completed 20 years in the Life Insurance Business and
retired in 1997 from United Services Life Ins Co,Arlington,VA. Now living in Springfield VA
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Ralph Brickner
Mark Fleming
John Head

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At 9:55pm on January 4, 2012, Harry Warner said…

Glad you made it over.  Pour yourself a cold one, and feel free to join in, and in case you didn't notice, it doesn't always have to make sense. 

At 9:36pm on January 4, 2012, Harry Warner said…


You should be over here with us in the Oldtimers.  Give us a look.


At 10:25am on May 5, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 11:08am on May 5, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 11:09pm on October 22, 2009, Sigmund Fertig said…
Hi,Joe, yeh I was on the same boat the Rose, do you remember the foul weather we hit in the English channel. I lucked out I had a LT. that flew over with his pregnant wife and I got to take care of his 2 dogs that went iver on the Rose so I was allowed on decks that were off limits to most of the soldiers. Left Bamberg in March 60 and returned statside on the USS Buckner, a much better trip except I got duty in the bakery and couldn't stand the smell when they baked rye bread. 2 day out of NY harbor a sub popped up and scared crap out of us but it turned out to be one of ours. Many memories of good times in Bamber. Coburg and Graf.
At 9:40pm on October 18, 2009, Sigmund Fertig said…
Hey Joe , saw your profile. I took my basic in Ft Meade and gyrod over with the cav feb58 and was in Bamberg with How. Co. 58/60 so we probably crossed paths somewhere, spent time in Graf and Coburg also.
Have a booklet called "The border our Mission" lots of pictures of our tour over there.
At 7:23am on January 22, 2009, William Belcher said…
I was in Bamberg with you...worked in crypto(commo)
Jim Dozier is my neighbor in Ft Myers , Florida
At 9:27pm on December 1, 2008, James Paris said…
Hi Joe;
Been back sevral time. Last was a little aver a year ago. Yes it is still a beautiful town. Plan on going back again next year if all works out OK>
At 3:01pm on November 30, 2008, James Paris said…
Hello Joseph;
jim Paris here. I was in F-Troop from 1965 to 1967.
I see you were there in 1961 did you know a William Goffinet. He is my brother in law. We both married German girls from Bamberg.
At 5:04am on November 26, 2008, Jesse Kelley said…
Toujours Pret Joseph,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the site has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F Trp,Amberg,CampHof,etc.) and links for History. Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site(ie,photos,ect) in the Forum. And his only wish that ‘We keep it clean’, and you tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.

Thanks Again for joining,
Jesse Kelley




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