What are you doing now: Currently I am retired from DTE Energy. I was there for 36 years. I worked in the Maintenance Dept. in the Power Plants as a Welder. My hobbies are a 1967 Pontiac GTO and Woodworking.
Other Comments: I really enjoy spending time with my Grandson.
Best Friends Randy Busch, we are still best friends.
Tom Dissinger, went to Airborne School and could never get a transfer to an Airborne Unit. Whenever he jumped off a Tank all who saw him would yell Airborne!!
Bill Carithers, was killed in an accident some years after he got home in Illinois.
Ray Brandenberger, lost contact with Ray. he was a really nice guy. I believe he had a year or so to go when I left.
Quincy Roark, another nice guy and fun to drink beir with too. Had his wife with him and lived off base. Would go there for Sunday dinners and parties. We came home together, then went our seperate ways at the airport. Never heard from him.
Best Moment TDY at Vilseck, Germany attending Turret Mech. School. Oh yeah! when I was the gunner on H-33 we won the Top Gun award at Graf. The Sqdn Cmdr gave us our pat on the back and a gallon size bottle of champange. We drank that whole thing that night. Don't remember much after that.
Worst Moment Was the NCO in charge of driving a Trooper to the Prison in Mannheim, Germany.
Other Memories In my photo page there is a picture titled "Stuck in the Mud". Also you will notice a logo of a wild boar on a yellow background. These were made by the 1st Sgt and put on all our vehicles. We were in H Co. and we were called the HAWG. Well, in the process of pulling this tank out of the hole they were in, we broke our tow bar. Needless to say it was time for a scavenger hunt. Late in the evening we took the 1 1/4 out to find one and we did.
The next day I had to drive Top out to the firing range. On the way a jeep came up on our tail honking away on his horn. So, 1sgt said pull over and see what they want. A SSgt comes up on the passenger side and top asked what he wanted. he told him that someone from our Co. stole their tow bar from their VTR. 1sgt asked how he knew it was his people and the sgt said they had a pig on the door just like this (pointing at the door)one here. The 1sgt threw open the door and had that sgt at attention a chewed his butt up one side and down the other. He said is not a pig, it is a hog, H-A-W-G. Now get in your jeep and get out of my face.
When top got back in the truck he asked me if we took the tow bar, so I explained the story to him. His response was, don't use our vehicles next time or cover up the door.