"Hi James (young Smitty!!!) My secondary MOS was 63C (mechanic) so my last coupla years on active duty I earned a Masters degree in Mechanics & after I retired from the Army,july '87 I worked for Coca-Cola,line mechanic,lead…"
"It is certainly great to have made contact with you Joe. I agree with you about 11 ACR being the best assignment. I remained in service until 1989. Transitioned from Tanker to the Chemical Corps and eventually ended up as a Special Agent in…"
"Hi James,Thanks for the comment......11th ACR was by far the best unit in Army,Wildflicken's Graff's,Alerts,Reforgers,Arteps etc.
You're looking good yourself, It's always good to here from you guys....I live in Atmore ,…"
"Hey Joe, Great Picture. You are looking good. I have been in touch with Jackie and some of the others from 1st Platoon. I think I need to spend more time on Cavland. I got out in 89. Of all my assignments, the best memories are…"
"Hey Bob....was this the infamous Air drop where the Rookie Chopper Pilot almost dropped us in East Germany? I remember that Lt Manuelli Was the Patrol Leader and I was the RTO. We were to be dropped north of OP Alpha and foot patrol…"
"Wow....If we were to recall that trip in a book, we would have to make it a fiction because no one would believe the tales. Window shopping, Randy being chased by Pocahontas, foggy fields, guards with Uzi's and canals."
"I am finding it very hard to recall being that young Randy. I have a 31 year old who is in the Air Force. A 24 year old who just got out of the Marines last year and a 17 year old who is building up to join the Army on either a Ranger or…"
Hi James (young Smitty!!!) My secondary MOS was 63C (mechanic) so my last coupla years on active duty I earned a Masters degree in Mechanics & after I retired from the Army,july '87 I worked for Coca-Cola,line mechanic,lead mechanic,shop supervisor & fleet manager,then retired retired in 2012.
Your background is also impressive.
When & where is the 11th ACR reunion this year ?We did it all didn't we? I rotated to Ft Riley,Ks.Then back to 3rd Squadron ( Bad -Hersfeld) 3 yrs.Then Ft. Hood, Texas & retired two years later & went to work for Coca-Cola until I retired for Good.
Do you remember what happened to SFC Hunter as he & Capt Whittenberg didn't see eye to eye,I suspect Capt Whittenberg had him kicked out of Army.Also I Heard 1sgt. Strange had passed away.
I think that Capt. Whittenberg lives in Enterprise,Al. outside Ft. Rucker,the RAD this year (this-area) is in Ft Rucker &,I'll try & look him up while I'm over there,125 miles east of us.
I found a picture of you ,eishen,garton & thompson in Amsterdam?? ya-ll looked young