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Alan Ralsky
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  • West Bloomfield, MI
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3/2 acr in Amberg Germany
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks
What MOS or job description did you have?
I was troop clerk, then S1 clerk and then Personnel Sergeant
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Sep 1964- Aug 1967
Tell us a little about your cav days.
greatest time i had in my life learned all my adult skills thru the Army and during the time I was there. Carried me thru my whole entire adult life
Tell us a little about you now.
I only have been in contact with one person that I found his name was Jack cooksey ret msg, I found my troop captain but he passed away before i could contact him
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
anyone in the 3/2 acr between 1964 and 1967
CWO4 Miller and more if i could find them

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anybody remember

Mr Kurt or retired sgt daniels at the nco club in Amberg

Posted on February 19, 2010 at 8:04pm — 2 Comments

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At 1:38pm on August 28, 2017, Ed paquette said…

I remember you but Jack Tarvin (RIP) remembered much more thank me and wrote many stories in his book: What did you do in the cold war, daddy?

we just attended reunion in Eustis Maine 2nd AC

we're having another reunion in Stowe Vermont in October 2018

Toujours Pret!

At 8:58am on August 13, 2016, Wolfgang Follman said…

Alan,I remember sgt. daniels at the nco club.I worked there as well as a bartender,called the bingo game and repaired the slot machines.I was married and needed the extra cash as you know.Lived in housing at Pond. Wolfgang Follman

At 6:06pm on February 18, 2013, Alan Ralsky said…

I remember like it was yesterday.. Lt Holder he later became a Col or General I saw that somewhere. I remember Lt McAdams when I knew him I am sure he was promoted.  I remember E7 Folger he lived near where i did off  post with his family a great guy.

I dont know the others u are talking about below .. The LTC was Braun when I was there and CWO Miller was there when I was there.  When I was in K troop before moving on to HQ TRP or personnel was 1SG Kautz I found him he is still alive living in Colorado.. The Capt in charge of K troop when I was there was CPT Laabs he has since passed away.  

If u come up with more of the past let me know


At 12:09pm on February 18, 2013, Jimmie Henry said…

Alan, I started out in K-Troop 2nd PLT as LT. Holder's driver. He was the Platoon Leader for 2nd PLT. I drove him for about a year. During that time I became pretty good at fixing  gasoline personnel heaters on the M114 Scout Vehicles. CPT Mcadams moved me to the maintenance section and I became the tank turret mechanic. I was trained by a guy named Connery who was a draftee. He left about 6 months later and got out of the Army. I was there from Nov 66-  Dec 69. Made SGT and was the acting MTR SGT for a while until I rotated out. I went back for my last tour in the Army from 85-88, retired with 21 years and 5 months. Some of the guys I worked with my first tour 66-69: Parker, Black, Bjerke, Grignon, SSG Woods (MTR SGT), SSG Mike Allan, 1sg Folger, That's about all I can think of right now.  Take care, Jimmie Henry   

At 11:15am on January 9, 2013, David R. Swarts said…

It was good to hear from you.  I, too, enjoyed my time in Amberg.  Seems like long ago and, at times, not so long ago.  I have been back, twice.  Did you stay in the Army?  Where are you now--Michigan?  I am visiting my daughter in Norfolk.  She's in the Navy.  Another daughter works for ESPN.  We live in CT.  Hope to hear from you.  Dave Swarts


At 12:54pm on May 29, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 10:13pm on May 19, 2010, jackie d. little said…
Hi alan Iwas station with K troop 63 thur 66 I think I remenber you as K troop clerk
Jackie D Little
At 3:57pm on February 17, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Alan,was there 69-71. Great little town .Had fun on base and downtown but not at Graf or Hoenfels.Last time back with my wife was 2002.Now just an apartment complex.Mess hall is a German Rest.Only 4 other buildings standing.I have a couple pictures on my page.Downtown in old times hang outs were the Wienstube, the Ring one block from the banhof.And on Kennedystrasse ,Roma .Do you remember Queer Willies on the way to Nurenberg?
At 2:54pm on February 17, 2010, G. "Butch" Mundy said…
Was Sgt. E-5 Cooksey a drill Sgt. at Ft. Knox in 64 ?
At 12:30pm on February 13, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Alan,

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