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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
M co.
Where were you stationed?
Amberg germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
tank commander
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
the best days of my life , did a lot of beer fests, outdoor concerts and me and my friends were regulars at the shootsinheim. loved to walk across the parade field on a Sat. afternoon with pink Floyd blarring from someones speaker
Tell us a little about you now.
I am retired from the postal service , have been married 39 years I was born and raised in Tonawanda n,y, and moved to Pa. in 1978 I was blessed with 2 sons one born Christmas day of 1976 and my other son was born on july 25th 1979
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Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
ernie keil, olan garner, gary curry kevin schammel, mark keith,
sgt. dan croyle, lt. Van Patton

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At 7:25pm on April 27, 2015, Thomas Dillard said…

No he wasn't a 1Sgt I believe he was a sp5

At 4:02pm on April 24, 2015, Thomas Dillard said…

 Hey Mike I was in I troop 71-73 I hung out with a guy from M Co  His first name was Ted his wife's name was Elaine I think. I don't remember his last. I do believe he was from Alabama. Do you remember someone from M Co. by that first name with a wife  they lived at 23 Kugelfang St.

At 7:34pm on December 9, 2014, ErnieKeel said…

Tree Stumps Take down our Mighty M-60

Remember the time Lt wanted us to drive up this high ridge to a superior position overlooking attacking force during an FTX.  Near the top we came across what looked like an open field BUT it was covered in tree stumps! (Local farmer recently harvested a section of trees). Mike you distinctly told LT, not to go in there, as the stumps were a danger for tracks. Did he listen? Of course not he had rank. NO sooner than 25ft in. the front fender bent up as the track jumped off the guides! I remember your reaction over comms!  We tried everything to get the track back on even breaking the track. Good idea but, there was so much tension on treads we could not wrench it back together. THEN the tank started to SINK in the mud! Only the turret was visible as the road wheels sank deeper and deeper. I did not think we would ever get that tank out. They were talking about trying to airlift it with one of those big heli transporters because we were so isolated up there on the hill and they were afraid the VTR would encounter similar fate. What an episode! Capt. Long was PISSED!

At 2:43pm on December 7, 2014, Dave Gettman said…

Yeah Mike, i noticed you had some pictures posted. I sent the pigeon picture to Mark, along with a little ribbing.

At 6:44pm on December 5, 2014, Dave Gettman said…

Are you using the photo up-loader on your profile page? Not a clue what the problem could be, unless it's an unsupported file type, too big a file, or a firewall on your computer that isn't letting the up-loader have access to your pictures. I'm no technical wizard for sure. Our main problem shooter/site creator passed away last year just before Christmas.

At 5:45pm on December 5, 2014, Dave Gettman said…

My pleasure, Mike. Mark is a helluva guy. Did he mention he has two books out and working on a third? Pretty damn good reading if you like the old west.

At 12:02pm on November 29, 2014, Jesse Kelley said…
At 12:42am on November 28, 2014, ErnieKeel said…

Here is a pic of me and you in Bavaria somewhere during a FTX. Do you have any photos of the guys?

At 12:21am on November 28, 2014, ErnieKeel said…

The M 32 team is back together again "Mr Smoke". Remember the night at Graf, when we scored 3 direct hits on moving tank target during ONE pass! (Most tanks could only get 2 rounds downrange in the time the target traversed between the barber polls. But we scored 3 targets! Tower couldn't believe it. Rockin rodney Shelton was loader, me gunner, you TC and Olon was sleeping in drivers seat, LOL!  What a night!  

At 7:37am on November 27, 2014, ErnieKeel said…

Mike, Just got tour message. I am traveling today Thanksgiving to Coatsville, PA to be with my son and new grand daughter. I will call over the weekend, so glad and "thankful" you found me. Some great guys on this site includ. Mike Long.





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