Adams, Dave, CPT

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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
1204-Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1971-1977, 2520, 5th Army (Fifth Army)
Previously Held MOS
2518-Aviation Staff Officer
1620-Cavalry Platoon Leader
2520-Training Officer
Service Years
1963 - 1977
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Spur



Three Service Stripes

Three Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

Recon Order of The Spur

 Military Association Memberships
United States Army Officer Candidate School Alumni AssociationGeneral1st Cavalry Division AssociationSociety of the 3rd Infantry Division
7th United States Cavalry AssociationU S Cavalry AssociationMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)American Legion
Association of United States Army (AUSA)Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association
  1995, United States Army Officer Candidate School Alumni Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, National Infantry Association (NIA), General (Member) [Verified]
  2001, 1st Cavalry Division Association [Verified]
  2002, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division [Verified]
  2002, 7th United States Cavalry Association
  2005, U S Cavalry Association
  2005, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Association of United States Army (AUSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Keeping by fly buttoned up, my ammo dry, watching the world turn, buying lots of rounds for my AK and CAR 16 carbine in preparation for what could be WW III both domestically (thanks to the liberals) and globally.

Other Comments:

  From 1966 to 1970, I held the Guiness Book of World Records for the Most TDY assignments ever bestowed on one trooper. In my perfect 20-20 hindsight, I'd like to go back to the 60's and kick a lot of asses that needed it ; especially LTC DeVane's skinny ass, provided more covering fire, burned out more M-60 barrels, tried one "joint", R&R'ed in Bangkok, drank a lot less Bud and Kulmbacher, asked either Chris Noel or Judy Thompson (Waycross, GA) to marry me, and kept a sleeping bag as essential gear in my Huey1 Delta.


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   1967-1969, 1204, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment

Second Lieutenant
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Second Lieutenant
1204-Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment Details

1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment
Infantry Unit
Parent Unit
15th Infantry Regiment
Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2009
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
1LT Ivars Berzgalez, SP5 Joe Carillo, Nancy Thompson, CW2 Jack "The Wrinkle" Holtsizer, CW2 Fat Albert, CW2 Chuck "The Schmuck" Schenck, CW2 "Omar Shariff" (Rusty), SSG Denny Gross (1st Cav LZ X-Ray Survivor), Sepp Mueller & His Ferrari Dino (Munich), 1LTPaul Raver-CPT Jerry Thomas-1LT Rich Cunningham -Matt Clark(ALL 1-64 Armor), Joanne Ala, 1LT Ernie Banks (Ernie's dad was "Stymie" Beard from the Our Gang Comedies)

Best Moment
EIB Award, Air Medal Award


Worst Moment
Getting Dumped by Judy Thompson (Nancy's Baby Sister)from Waycross, GA in a Dear John Letter & anything having to do with Wildflecken, Graf, and Hohenfels. The night WW III almost started when the Soviets moved into Prague (August 22, 1968 I believe). A German LTC is writing a book about that event from the German, American, and British viewpoints on what we were all doing that night. The crux of the whole thing is that we were on a USAREUR wide alert at the time and were unaware the Reds made the move. The Reds began to interpret our alert as a tactical response to their incursion.

Chain of Command
LTC Jim McCray-Outstanding Bn Commander
LTC Wm. DeVane-The Most Self-Aggrandizing Officer I Ever Met in My Career ("is there a knife in my back?")
LTC Marc Moreman-Outstanding Bn Commander
BG Lawrence V. Greene-A True Mentor & Friend


Other Memories
Permanently assigned to the 1-15 but, TDY'ed the whole time.

My Photos For This Unit
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22 Members Also There at Same Time
1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment

Loven, Dale, SFC, (1965-1985) OD 35H Sergeant First Class
Delap, Don, MSG, (1959-1979) IN 111.1 Staff Sergeant
Woodard, Vernon R., SSG, (1962-1969) IN 11C30 Staff Sergeant
Woodcock, Robert, SGT, (1966-1972) IN 11C20 Sergeant
DePratter, David, SP 5, (1968-1970) OD 63B20 Specialist 5
Padilla, Valdemar, SP 5, (1966-1967) MD 91B10 Specialist 5
Green, Bill, SP 4, (1966-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Halley, David, SP 4, (1969-1970) IN 11C10 Specialist 4
Neafsey, John, SP 4, (1966-1968) IN 111.0 Specialist 4
Lane, Charles, SSG, (1969-1983) AR 11D10 Private First Class
A Company

Fisher, Rodolph, MSG, (1967-1992) IN 11M Master Sergeant
Green, Bill, SP 4, (1966-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Bradley, Richard, SP 4, (1963-1970) QM 76R Private First Class
B Company

Bachman, John, SP 4, (1964-1967) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
C Company

Murphy, Ken, SP 4, (1966-1968) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Lucy, Rufus, PV1, (1966-1970) IN 11B10 Private First Class
Sanders, Roger, SGT, (1967-1970) IN Sergeant

Angeloni, Robert, SGT, (1963-1967) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Campbell, Lawrence, SP 5, (1965-1968) IN 11C40 Specialist 5
Shelton, Marion Edward, SP 5, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Specialist 5
Krepsky, Robert, SP 4, (1968-1970) AR 11D10 Specialist 4
Tillman, Michael, PFC, (1969-1969) IN Private First Class

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