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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, W. Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
Spec 5 Personnel Specialist
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1967 - 1969
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Soviets into Czechoslovakia in 1968, got a little exciting around Amberg. A Czech Major defected and flew over the border in a private plane. During Maintenance, a 155mm mobile howitzer caught fire and blew up in the motor pool. Still get together with a handful of guys from Connecticut to LA.
Tell us a little about you now.
Industrial metal sales 40 years, near miss in the music business, had two records nationally that made the Billboard Charts. Married, 5 kids, working toward retirement living on the ocean, Central Oregon Coast.
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Eddie Greenwood, Bob Hearn, Jeff Schraeder, Wolfgang Folman, Benny Harding, Bob Stahl

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At 11:40am on July 30, 2016, Wolfgang Follman said…

David:This is Wolf.I see in your buddies list that you remember me.I remember you and all the guys you mentioned.Brings back old/good times.

At 7:45am on July 28, 2015, Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin said…

Dave, I served with HHT & MCo from 82-84 in Amberg. We have a fb page called Pond Barracks for those of us that served in Amberg. Fell free to send request to join the page. There are a lot of memories there.

At 11:43am on July 17, 2015, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…

Welcome, I was there 9/69-3/71 in Headquarters Troop. Did you know a Mark Stewart in the head shed,personal ?

At 3:37pm on July 16, 2015, Alan Ralsky said…

I am pretty sure I know u.  What month did u arrive in Amberg as i Left in Aug 67

I was at that time running the Personnel Department  





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