FLASH FICTION FANTASY Thought I'd smelled bad before.......Three cold was unbelievable for me being from the southwest. The Division (Forward) as it was known, supported operations of a British armored division, as I recall. Series of photos of the 2nd Armored Division (mostly - the 66th Tank Regiment division) during the offensive in the province of North Rhine-Westphalia; April 1945. The division first saw combat in Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa. That said, we once went to Denmark and fired TOW missiles at a barge in the North Sea, in January. In 4-41, we knew each other better than our wives and loved ones did, we certainly spent more time with each other in almost every condition than they did. The 3AD was activated in April 1941 and began its training at Camp Polk, Lousiana. When I was there, Ronald Reagan was president and there was a lot of anti-American sentiment, particularly in December 1983 in to spring of 1984 we had student protesters at the gate at least twice. i was in d company 17th in garlstadt too 1983-85. Fury is part of the 2nd. (Wouldn't have been a standout kinda guy, more of one that was in trouble more often than not). Some really good times spent at the British bases and out in the country side while out on one of the many field problems you spoke of. The division played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and the invasion of Germany. Didn't spend as much time in the field as 41st INF, 66th ARM or 4/3rd FA but we had teams that supported them at least once a month with a lot of time in Bergen. I was in HQ platoon. Effective July 22, 2015, comment is permitted on this site. Paul Y. He was a long-time 'Germany soldier' who had spent most of his years in uniform in the FRG. Bad Kreuznach. Infanteriedivision, a unit of 10. Anyone, Denmark during reforger? Stationed there 6/80-2/83 ... HHB 1/14 FA ... Was a forward observer and went to the field with 250 341 and 266... Lots of good memories. I was with 3-66 Armor...the COHORT unit that traded places with 4-41 in '88. Fiction is the truth inside the lie. Scared me to death. Thanks for the well written post and the trip down memory lane.Donald Watson, I was there in 1984 to 1987 bring back a lot of memories. I was transferred from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and there had been winter there -- but nothing like what I had experienced in Frankfurt, and certainly nothing like what I came to find at LDCK, in Garlstedt. Col baccum never made BG. Mike, are you from Chicago? Headquarters “Combat Command A” (CCA), 2nd Armored Division June 1 to June 30, 1944 with companys o the 2nd Armored, 17th Armored Engineer … I served with Co.A 124th Armored Ordnance Battalion . It was not to be. It was originally commanded by Major General Charles L. Scott, with Colonel George S. Patton, Jr. in charge of training. Funny Cold Steel Powell made me get out of my POV to salute him. SFC Fisher was an infantry soldier, and was given the position of S-2 NCOIC. We were in the field 8 months out of 12. Thanks for the memories my brothers and if any of have pictures of the base, please share them. M41 Walker Bulldog light tank. respect. I was in E 4-41 as a 11B assigned to a TOW trackFrom 1983 to 1985 My LTC was, LTC Seitz. At the time I arrived, 4-41 was in itself relatively new, as it had recently been designated such after being the 2nd Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment when he originally arrived at LDCK (what year that was I have no idea anymore). Lockheed built 47 AC130s wi... Everything is so uptight these days. Great memories being the "first" there. (Wouldn't have been a standout kinda guy, more of one that was in trouble more often than not). M41 Walker Bulldog light tank. I worked in the clinic as a medical specialist assigned to med co 498th support battalion. I transferred from A 3/41 to CSC 2/50 Tow plt back in 79 to 81. Every soldier was required to attend the HOW Academy once at LDCK. In Mannheim,Germany, from.May 1955 to July 1957. 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! I caught pneumonia almost immediately at LDCK. Combat command A. Don Estes I was in C trp 2/1 Cav. Greatest military base I was ever on. In one instance, the Division (Forward) even worked with elements of the French Army in training. It was awful. No profanity, vulgar language, personal attacks, libel or defamation, nudity of any kind or sexual imagery is permitted on this site. Place and date: Near Wurselen, Germany, 13 October 1944. 2nd Armored in Europe. Many good times in Bremerhaven for sure. Regt. Fury was part of the 2nd Armored Division. I was the PSNCO for the 2/50 Infantry. Garlstedt was a mudhole initially, the PX was in a trailer, but by 1980 most things were constructed. and he was stationed in the very same unit, and all my old friends got to see my wife again with her new husband..crazy shit. The, "Dug-Man" was there in 87', I was also stationed their from 83 to 86. The Division had 10 Brigades at one time in the early '90s, one of which was 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division. We stayed there at least 3 months but it ma have been more. My brother was ther from 83-85. In January 1958, the unit was returned to Fort Hood, Texas In January 1958, the unit was returned to Fort Hood, Texas. "HOW" stood for "Hell on Wheels.". still miss it sometimes. Activated 15 Jul 1940 • Entered Combat 8 Nov 1942 • Days of Combat 443 • Casualties 20,659 . 6K likes. The 2nd Armored Division, located at Fort Hood, Texas, was alerted for movement to Europe as part of the Troop Augmentation program. It really was a crazy amount of time in the boonies. The locals were a mixed bag: Younger people seemed to enjoy the young, wild GIs from the Division (Forward) in the nearby towns --, As well as being among the first units to receive, At the time, the Division (Forward) was commanded by then-Brigadier General. Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. I was there from 85 to 88, 11C with Fix Bayonets. Hell on Wheels A lifetime ago, the men and women of the 2nd Armored Division (Forward) held the line in the Northern Army Group in Northern Germany, as part of a larger British and allied force stationed in the area..The division forward was the northernmost maneuver brigade for U.S. U.S. 2nd Armored Division in Germany during the 1950s. Was one of the first there when it opened. *3/67 Armored Regiment 1950-1990. This site is about News, History, Government, Science, Commentary, Culture, Music, Poetry and Literature. Forces operating in the Federal Republic of Germany. Jeeps and soldiers. It was the finest unit I ever served in, though, and there were many fine units I was assigned to during my tenure in the Army. Only remember platoon Sgt Cortez. SSG, Sanchez i was an instructor at the HOW academy with SSG Cherry and 1SGT Hill in charge. We were truly the baddest division in germany. My NCOIC (Non Commissioned Officer In-Charge) initially was SFC Craig Fisher, who was a 25 year soldier, the Intel Sergeant at the section when I first arrived. 1stSgt Charles Taz Cosby one of the finest NCO I ever knew. there was no better anywhere. Bad Kreuznach. 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. It was cold I was Alpha company 2-66, 82-85.3/41 LTC Robert Cold Steel Powell..tall Georgian who could swear with the best of them. There was a former. His name is Michael Burk. Where soldiers from Southern Germany used to receive cold weather training in Northern Germany every year, the Division (Forward) (which was the northern most home of American maneuver forces in Europe) annually received its cold weather training in Boris and Oksbol, Denmark. The Division (Forward) was a family, in the truest sense of any word I have ever known. In June 1951, … Can't forget Racy's either. No one can capture the whole spirit of a unit with words, or pictures. A World War 2 Historical Site Feature "A Dutch Liberation Down South" written by Hans Heltzel The story of the civilians, soldiers of the 2 nd Armored Division, 30 th Infantry Division, 113 th Cavalry Group, XIX Corps, 275. It was cold as crap there and going to Graf every year was a lot of fun, Was there from 1983 to 1985. !Dave Jobe. My 1st Duty station was with c Battery 1/14th F.A in 1981, and I loved it so much that when I was back in Ft.Sill, I reenlisted and actually came back to the exact same unit in 1984, it changed to the 4/3rd shortly after. Great description. Lived in the village Stotel with our daughter. Find 2nd Armored Division , military gifts and more at PriorService.com. Well described. I spent lots of time in Bremahaven but I went to Frankfurt and Munich. COLD WAR IN GERMANY : 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment. maintenance Batt. The Division (Forward) as it was known, supported operations of a British armored division, as I recall. Went by the name Tank.. was fo for 5th and then 6th platoon... Who are u? Clay Kaserne was not finished when i arrived Jan 79, the PX & Class 6 were in a trailer. I remember that, you guys were the best in the north, south, east and west. Business was business. 2nd Ordnance Maintenance Battalion. The 2nd Armored Division (Hell on Wheels) was an armored division of the United States Army. This was a very combat-ready unit that was used to working in extremely harsh weather and terrain environments and which was easily able to work with a wide array of NATO units. Great times go back often. Great times in northern germany. we were sent there in 1978 from ft hood. Call sign: Psycho.That was also his name among the troops, He was extremely into bayonet training and running. It was located in 'cow country' in Northern Germany. Leave for cancelled because of it. I served with Co.A 124th Armored Ordnance Battalion . Blizzard of 79? In the rear soldiers, particularly those from the maneuver battalions and the artillery battalion, seemed to be given some leeway with schedules to allow for time with families and time off. I was in HHC, 498th from 1984 until 1987. Good leadership is not something assured in every army, at every post, at every time. Under this concept, the Army became Division centered around its combat and maneuver units. Replacements from the U.S. arrive. No one believes that we went to the field as much as we say we did, however only the ones that served at LDCK 2nd AD(FWD) will know and agree that we went to the field A LOT !!! Coldest I've ever been in my life! I can’t remember what they were called. On 17 June 1963, the 2nd Brigade was activated in Kitzingen, Germany, as a senior headquarters to one armor battalion and two mechanized infantry battalions. Also got promoted to sfc there was a good tour. We got a Burger King in 1986 I believe. The 2 nd Armored Division was the first to reach the Elbe River in mid-April 1945, which is where the Fury story begins. Best post I was ever on.Thanks for your article it brought back good memories, Was stationed there from 85-88 with my wife and 3 kids. That’s when I arrived. 3-41 left in May 1986 and 1–41 came. Had a great time 82-84 TOW Echo company 250. 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By JIM PURCRELL My father, then-Corporal James J. Purcell, Sr., was part of the invading force on June 6, 1944, when the Allies under ... By JIM PURCELL The Meal-Ready-To-Eat (MRE) was under development beginning in 1963, by the Department of Defense. 11th Armored Cav. The car was hot. During their period of service in World War II, the 2nd Armored Division took 76,963 prisoners of war, liberated tens of thousands of Allied POWs, and destroyed or captured thousands of enemy tanks, including Panzers and Tigers. There was something different about this post. ", -- Albert Einstein, record-holder for smartest person ever, "The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. Maneuver training sometimes happened in areas occupied by German nationals, though the Army went out of its way to work as unobtrusively as possible. 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(Forward) 3rd Armor Division Berlin Brigade 2nd Armored Division (Forward) Strengthening NATO: Stationing of the 2nd Armored Division (Forward) in Northern Germany Hell On Wheels War Against the Axis (map) Historical record operations of US 2nd Armored Division Lt. Houcek. Very cold but a wonderful post to be stationed at. May 30, 2012 - Explore Angie Finnerty's board "WWII - 2nd Armored Division", followed by 130 people on Pinterest. "You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. I was at the Unit 1982-84 and in the Artillery COHORT unit, I believe our armor COHORT brothers followed along our Artillery route from Basic, AIT then W. Germany. I went on to a great career and retired in 2006, but have lots of memories of 2nd ad fwd, and times up there in cow country. I was a 12bravo with destablished company 17th engineers 86-89! The 2nd Armored Division ("Hell on Wheels") was an armored division of the United States Army.The division played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and the invasion of Germany. Great times and good peopleFIX BAYONETS! Almost got killed in of those during one of our many, many, field exercises to Hohenfels. Division (Forward) soldiers were very used to operating in extreme cold environments and cold-weather safety was second nature to everyone. 142nd Armored Signal Company. And when in convoy we saw a sea of one finger salutes. The 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia on 15 July 1940. I was there from 81-84. 80-82 17th eng, I spent my whole 4 yrs in the 2AD went to ft hood, to garlstedt, straight from train to the field on reforger exercises. I was later transferred to Washington State National Guard. I used to say that we weren't training in the field...we were just homeless. (Germany based units) USAREUR (U.S. Army Europe): 1st Armored Division, Ansbach; 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Nuremberg. This is a volunteer news site that publishes general and government news, history, commentary, the arts and culture, science and music. After training at Camp Polk and in the Mojave Desert the division … Winters were harsh, our Battery Commander was relieved because 30 of us caught frost nip and had p-3 profiles for 2 months. Being from Philly i thought i could handle the cold, no way very cold there.Does anyone remember the blizzard in 79 we were stuck in the barracks. LDCK was a small kaserne with its own LTA (Limited Training Area). Was there from 1983 to 1985. Looking for more information from military/civilian The following units were at one time part of the 2nd Armored Division in different time periods: there are more. Loved it. I went to Denmark twice with them. Nice read brother. The 2nd Armored Division.I have some great memories of my time there. The Division had 10 Brigades at one time in the early '90s, one of which was 3rd The Division had 10 Brigades at one time in the early '90s, one of which was 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division. Still in touch with my buddies 40+ years later. Thankful I never had to go out in the original Gamagoat. We wore every bit of cold weather gear (except for our mickey mouse boots) that we were issued. Show your military pride with the finest quality military patches, pins and gifts from all branches of the military. The 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry held the greeting "Straight and Stalwart" and the 2nd Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment  greeted each other as "Iron Knights.". There were times when armored vehicles convoyed on busy public highways or thoroughfares. July 1951 - 1957. I rememember when you proud Tankers came rolling in on the M-1 Abrams and the Bradleys shortly after that, we had the M109A1 155mm SpP Howitzers. When we arrived it wasn't finished yes and we had to stay in Hohenfels Training Area. 8th Infantry Division. I think my brother was in the same unit. I actually was one of the poor guys that brought the 2AD(Fwd) to Garlstedt from Ft Hood. We go back often. Welcome to the Facebook page of the "2nd Armored in Europe" living history association, keeping alive the WWII US 2nd Armored Division for over 20 years. Many heroes were born during this war, yes 100 hours only but Remember wearing the dang MOPP suit for two weeks straight. After the defeat of Axis forces in North Africa the division saw combat in the Sicilian Campaign and was then sent to England in preparation of invasion of France. We spent probably 8 months out of the year the woods training. In June 79 I became the aide de camp to the CG, BG James Armstrong. Wouldn't trade any of it for anything. After advancing to attack the Iraqi’s western flank, 2nd Brigade received artillery fire from Iraq’s Madina Division and counter attacked. Vehicles from 2nd armored division in 2nd armored division Krefeld Germany 8th March 1945. funny thing i left in Aug 81 went to ft Belvoir and returned to LDCK Aug 84 back to the same unit HHC 49th Spt Bn. Does anyone remember the club in Osterholz- Scharmbeck or the place that sold the rotisserie chicken and ham hocks, I was the first replacement soldier after the initial tdy folks left. I drove past him and yelled out Roark get back here. The Division (Forward) spent an inordinate amount of time in the field, compared to either the units I had served in at Fort Bragg, North Carolina or in Ft. Ord, California. COLD AS HELL!! During that time, the 2nd Armored Division participated in many NATO exercises, as well as Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm (1990-1991). It was definitely a great learning experience. The 2nd Armored Division.I have some great memories of my time there. I went on google earth and was able to see the building I lived in at Coleman Barracks. Copenhagen rocked! 1981-1982 Bravo Co. 3/41 Inf. They spontaneously spread out even further so as to force the officers to return numerous salutes, all the while shouting “Brass Balls Ma am’”, this continued until they wised up and took a detour. Reinforcements. See more ideas about wwii, world war, world war ii. ", "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulder of giants. I arrived to Lucius D. Clay Kaserne in early December, 1986 from the 21st Replacement Detachment, in Frankfurt. though back then that was no reason to go on Sick Call let alone go to the hospital. Sergeant Mason Douglas Whetstone, 30, Ogden, Utah (grew up in Anchorage; Dimond High School graduate) Di No sidewalks, no grass, few roads. I have standards here and would not put up anything that is not family friendly. A memorable moment. Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - 1945..+ all fields of WWII - Page 145. in Germany from 1945 to 1989. Grafenwoehr? It was one of the first places where the Bradley Fighting Vehicles (M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, M3 Scout Vehicle) were introduced. Are they had was open barracks with the latrines in separate buildings which meant going out in the snow whenever you had to go. I came back for a 3rs tour and the put me in a shithole called babenhausen, boy we had it made in Garlstedt, My husband and I were there 83-86. My Polaroids disintegrated before I could transfer them to digits. I agree with jim the camaraderie at LDCK, was so close,mainly because we were always busy and on the go. I'm looking for anyone that remembers him from then, as I have some info I'm looking for while he was there. Finally, after months of training the division moved to the Line of Departure, alongside the 1st Armored Division on its left flank and the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment on its right flank. I'm looking for anyone that remembers him from then, as I have some info I'm looking for while he was there. Brother, I was with 4-41 Inf. Regt 1st Inf Div (Forward) 3rd Infantry Division 8th Infantry Division 1st Armor Division 2nd Ar Div. Frequently, American units worked with Dutch, FRG and British forces. BURT, James M. Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, Company B, 66th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored Division. We certainly had the finest equipment in the Army. rotated back to Fort Hood, in 1988, its final pass in review at LDCK was taken by a British two star and his wife. Just asking I had a friend with the same name in the same unit stationed there till the early ninetees. Bars in Bremerhaven? Secretary of War Henry Stimson inspects the 2nd Armored Division in Berlin, Germany during the Potsdam Conference. I left in 1987 with a german wife who left me in the states, married another G.I. The 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia on 15 July 1940. It would not be unti... MG James M. Gavin during combat operations in Holland, 1942 By JIM PURCELL For students of military history and U.S. paratroopers from... By JIM PURCELL When it is on the job, the AC-130 makes it rain steel. Scott was promoted to command the I Armored Corpsin November of that year, which put Patton, now a brigadier general, in command of the division. 1st armored division, old ironsides, united states army, iii corps, logo shield, crest, patch, usa u s army, 1st infantry, first infantry division, big red one, 2nd infantry division, 3rd infantry division, fourth infantry, division, 7th infantry Praise You In This Storm - Casting Crowns. 1st Infantry Division (Forward) 2nd Armored Division (Forward) 3rd Infantry Division. These are the things left to memory, sad to say since memory is such a fallible thing. I loved it there. In May 1951, the 2nd Armored Division was again sent to Europe with the then Combat Command stationed at Baumholder, Germany. We were part of the COHORT unit that left in 86 for Ft. click I was in that same unit for 15 months. I was in HHC 498th Spt Bn worked in Tech Supply i the warehouse for a little while, the Property Book Office. At the kaserne, though, in my experience at 4-41, vehicle maintenance, field readiness, personal fitness and tactical training were paramount. Anti-aircraft artillery – 195th AAA AW Battalion (SP), from June 11th, 1944 to May 9th, 1945: lieutenant-colonel Lawrence A. Delvin The weather was harsh. However, the then-commander, LTC John Vermillion, thought it was a good idea to retain me there instead -- and I was promoted to sergeant, E-5 and served at this despite being an intelligence analyst and not serving in an infantry MOS at that time. I went on to complete my career in the military by serving in the National Guard but I'll always have fond memories of my tour there. I grew up in the 1970s and was a young man in the 1980s and it was so much more chill than today. My CO was Samuel Bullware and an awful Commander. May 20, 2020 - 2nd Armored Division, Morocco, Sicily, Normandy, Ardennes, Germany, World War II, WWII,WW2, Second World War. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator. lol. My fist duty station right out of AIT. Maybe squad. 1950 thru 1954: 2nd Armored Division Combat Command B:, 1954 to 1996: 2nd Armored Division. 3ID was the largest Division in Army history for a short period of time during the "Drawdown" in Germany. I was in D co 17th Engineers from Nov 1985 to nov 1987, my first unit in the Army. We wait nervously knowing that we the 2nd Brigade was the lead element of the 3rd Armored Division and we were told there would be 150.000 deaths on our side. We where to block them in if possible, but under no circumstances where we to touch or otherwise harm them. Commanding General. 38 years later J. Nelson. I was a cav platoon leader with C Trp, 2/1 Cav and deployed from Ft. I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.". If anyone wants to argue about it, I will attest to it. Coleman Kaserne Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. While there my job was to meet the replacement train from Frankfurt very very early in the morning and bring the newbys to their new assignments. Some of my best times were spent in Bremen and bremerhaven amongst the locals. Infanteriedivision, 49. On 15 July 1940, the 13th Cavalry was re-designated the 13th Armored Regiment and became part of the new 1st Armored Division. REFORGER? Regt. It was a clannish place, where friendship was taken very seriously, and soldiers were very lucky to have leaders they could generally respect very much. The mess tent was handing out Spam soup (it wasn’t bad at all) but before we could get back to our position it had solidified in to a cup of grease. 8th March 1945. Elbe Operation with 2d Armored Division and 83d Infantry Division. Rebuilt hydraulics. May 20, 2020 - 2nd Armored Division, Morocco, Sicily, Normandy, Ardennes, Germany, World War II, WWII,WW2, Second World War. By modern standards, I suppose, much of its equipment was antiquated and basic. Some Thank you, Burt's Knights! (By late 1950 there were strong indications that the USSR might move against Western Europe. I was there too from 1986 to 1989 in 4/3FA. I was with Willie Johnson. I remember when they put in the Burger King, and the Clothing sales was still,a little red building.BG gen streeter was the post commander. With their objectives met the 30th and 2nd Armored hoped for a break to rest and regroup. I was stationed at Luscious D Clay kaserne from 1979 t0 1981. In short, it's a beast. Life is good, Y'all. M4 75mm Sherman tanks of 2nd Armored Division, Krefeld Germany, 3 March 1945. (U.S. based units): 101st Airborne, 1st Infantry Division … 11th Armored Cav. 1st Armored Division. Hester, Henry R. LTC, "Operations of the 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division, in the push from the Roer to the Rhine, 28 February-4 March 1945" (Rhineland Campaign) Hewette, James B. CPT, "Operations of Company K, and the 3rd Battalion, 184th Infantry, 7th Infantry Division, on Okinawa, 1 April - 22 June 1945" (Ryukyu Campaign) Replacements from the U.S. arrive. Disco at Osterholz-Scharmbeck? Just reading over some of the comments which i already commented but LDCK was a trip Jan 79 when i arrived px, class vi in trailers. LDCK was a great post and your writing brought back many good memories from so long ago. Indeed, later on, when 4/41 Inf. (Forward) 3rd Armor Division Berlin Brigade Die 2nd Armored Division (deutsch 2.US-Panzerdivision; Spitzname Hell on Wheels, Hölle auf Rädern) war eine Panzerdivision der US-Army.Die Division spielte während des Zweiten Weltkrieges eine wichtige Rolle während der Invasion in Nordafrika und Sizilien.. CAMPAIGNS: France and Germany. Thanks for bringing back some fond and not so fond memories. I was also in charge of ambulance section. However, those are other stories. 2nd Armored Division Trains. will be posted in the next few days, Click here to open 'USArmyGermany' frameset, 2nd Hell On Wheels North Africa Us Army World War Two Scale Models Ww2 Mount Rushmore Germany United States. Best 2 yrs of my life, no complaints. The Division (Forward) was in garrison more than its three maneuver battalions, and it was no surprise if one or two of its maneuver battalions were gone at the same time doing some training or other somewhere. M4 75mm Sherman tanks of 2nd Armored Division, Krefeld Germany, 3 March 1945. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Many memories. Mark I was working as the senior medic at troop medical at the time.specialist Soares 498 med. In fact, the Army back then had its flaws -- common sense sometimes lacking being one of them. I didn't like it there at first sight but had I stayed on active duty, I would've stayed right there. I seem to remember a rather crazy protest at the main gate by those that wanted us gone. I was in 4/3 from 1987-1991 in Service battery as motor sargeant for Charlie battery then in desert storm hq battery motor sargeant. And was good at getting Cordell all drunken up!! All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Was in the 2ND Armored Division Maintenance Batt. Ron Robishaw, we were in the same platoon. 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