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Vearl Hughes
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  • Newalla, OK
  • United States

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Anyone remember K P at the ROCK?
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I remember when I first got to Bindlach. We were paying $ 10 a month to hire German civilians to work at the mess hall.Shortly after that someone figured out out much was being paid towards having…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Kultgen Dec 23, 2009.


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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
D company
1st Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach, Germany
Christensen Barracks ( The Rock )
What MOS or job description did you have?
Tank Loader, Tank driver, Tank gunner
Started out in a M 48 A2 and finished out in a M60 A 1
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1962 thru 1964
Last half of 64 to Feb 65 was assigned to the 11th Cav when they left Germany to Ft. Meade Md.
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Enjoyed time in Bayrueth, Munich and the small german towns.
Voluntered border patrol with line companys A,B AND C.
Deployed out of Hof, Germany when at the border. Spent some cold days at Graf. Don't recall all their names. To many years have passed.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired twice now.
Grand kids take up most of my time.
Have several hobbies ( fishing, gardening,and helping neighbors with their projects.)
Do you have a web site?
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Ronald Smith

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A father's pride.

My oldetr daughter has just returned from a 2 week vacation in our Capital ( Washington D C)  She was really happy that she was there during the Memorial Holiday. She saw the Vietnam Wall, the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.

She said that she was really impressed by the WWII Memorial. She said there was so many elderly WW II Vets there. She tried to thank everyone of them. Her daughter ( my granddaughter) was totally taken back by her feeling of patrotism…


Posted on June 7, 2011 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:18am on February 11, 2015, Sigmund Fertig said…

Birthday greetings fellow Trooper, have a blessed day !

At 2:51pm on February 13, 2012, Dennis Guthrie said…

I don't really remember your name however I was a finance clerk in charge of D Troop's pay from 1963-Aug 1965.  I sure hope I did not mess your pay up too bad.  I started out as a Tanker and ended up in the Personal Section of HQ building.

I also was wondering if you knew Regina in the Snack Bar.  Email me back and let me know.  She was my girl friend for a couple years and lived in the DP camp.  Have a good day.

At 4:09pm on August 4, 2011, Robby green said…
Do you remember Sgt Billy green I am his 
Son just looking for guys that might 
At 1:33pm on February 11, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VEARL Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 2:24pm on April 20, 2010, Jerry McPhillips said…

Your photos brought back some warm memories of the Rock. I was there from late Jun of 64 through Jun of 67. I aquired a great friend, name SFC Arthur Shelton. Did you know him? He was in D trp prior to going to the $th ID in VN. He was killed in Jan of 68.
At 2:11pm on February 28, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Sorry I missed your comment in the Border patrol section.

Yes, dad stayed in the Army after the 2d Cav. When that picture was taken he had eight years National Guard behind him (1930-38) and had been in the Army 12 years. They finally kicked him out in 1971 with a total of 37 years, 3 months, and 19 days service.
At 8:51pm on February 11, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 3:11pm on February 11, 2010, Shannon Ryan said…
happy birthday, Vearl enjoy your day!!!
At 11:15am on February 11, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Happy Birthday, Vearl!

At 8:00pm on January 29, 2010, Jim Steele said…
Great pictures




This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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