Adams, Dave, CPT

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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Captain
Current/Last Service Branch
Cavalry
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
11B10-Infantryman
2518-Aviation Staff Officer
1620-Cavalry Platoon Leader
2520-Training Officer
Service Years
1963 - 1977
Foreign Language(s)
Italian
Spanish
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Spur

Cavalry

Captain


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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   1968-1969, 2518, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

First Lieutenant
From Month/Year
- / 1968
To Month/Year
- / 1969
Unit
2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division Unit Page
Rank
First Lieutenant
MOS
2518-Aviation Staff Officer
Location
Kitzingen
Country/State
Germany
 
 
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 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division Details

2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division
Type
Infantry Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
Parent Unit
Infantry Units
Strength
Brigade
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2009
   
Memories For This Unit

Best Moment
Reforger in '69

Worst Moment
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
COL May-Oustanding BDE CO
LTC Marc Moreman-Outstanding BDE XO

   
My Photos For This Unit
No Available Photos
3 Members Also There at Same Time
2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

Pryor, Thomas, SP 5, (1965-1969) IN 11B20 Specialist 5
Aldridge, Jon, SP 5, (1968-1971) AG 71Q Specialist 4
HHC

Griffith, Raymond, SP 5, (1967-1969) AG 71H30 Specialist 5

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