Gay, Walter, MSG

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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Quartermaster Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
92Y-Unit Supply Specialist
Current/Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2005-2005, 92Y, 1st Infantry Division
Previously Held MOS
11B10-Infantryman
92G-Food Service Specialist
Service Years
1970 - 2010
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Cold War Certificate

Master Sergeant


Twelve Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) ARNG Recruiting & Retention Badge (Basic) Schutzenschnur Bronze

1st Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of the Vietnam WarN/AMember-at-LargeDisabled American Veterans (DAV)
American LegionPost 1Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)Chapter 35
Society of 1st Infantry Division Americal Division Veterans Association
  2006, Veterans of the Vietnam War [Verified]1
  2007, Combat Infantrymen's Association, N/A (Member) [Verified]1
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Member-at-Large (National President) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page
  2009, American Legion [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page
  2010, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 1 (Member) (Rochaster, New Hampshire) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2010, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA), Chapter 35 (Secretary) (Greenland, New Hampshire)1
  2010, Society of 1st Infantry Division [Verified]1
  2011, Americal Division Veterans Association [Verified]2


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Training Exercise - Reforger '76
Start Year
1976
End Year
1976

Description
Exercise Reforger (from return of forces to Germany) was an annual exercise conducted, during the Cold War, by NATO. The exercise was intended to ensure that NATO had the ability to quickly deploy forces to West Germany in the event of a conflict with the Warsaw Pact.

The Reforger exercise itself was first conceived in 1967. The Johnson administration announced plans to withdraw approximately two divisions from Europe during 1968. As a demonstration of its continuing commitment to the defense of NATO and to illustrate its capability of rapid reinforcement, a large scale force deployment was planned that would deploy a division or more to West Germany in a regular annual exercise. The first such exercise was conducted beginning on 6 January 1969. These exercises continued annually past the end of the Cold War, except for the year 1989, until 1993.

Major units: (Germany based units) USAREUR (U.S. Army Europe): 1st Armored Division, Ansbach; 2nd Armored Division, Nuremberg; 8th infantry Division (3rd Brigade, Mannhiem). (U.S. based units): 101st Airborne, 1st Infantry Division (Mech)
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1976
To Year
1976
 
Last Updated:
Aug 25, 2017
   
Personal Memories

People You Remember
Cold was was in Germany from Oct 1973 -Sep 1976, with Co.A 1st Bn 4th Inf, 3rd Inf Div, Stationed on Assaffenburg, Germany. We were all on many Reforgers, at Wildficken, Honfelt, and Grafinveir, and also doing my training excerzies as 11B Mecninize Infantyman


Memories
Good memorie, of the time spent a home stationed with being able to go home to the wife and kids

   
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  27 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Austin, Gary, SP 4, (1975-1979)
  • Biggs, Ted, SP 4, (1974-1977)
  • Braden, Tim, LTC, (1975-2000)
  • Bunting, Michael, LTC, (1973-2011)
  • Burke, Jr., James, LTC, (1966-2001)
  • Cooke, Paul, SP 5, (1975-1981)
  • Cortese, Dave, SGT, (1975-1978)
  • Davidson, Richard, SGT, (1975-1979)
  • Elliot, Paul, SGT, (1972-1976)
  • Hernandez, Angel, SFC, (1975-1995)
  • Higginbotham, Marion A, SP 4, (1976-1979)
  • Kimmel, Kevin, SP 5, (1975-1985)
  • Mace, Mark, SGT, (1970-1977)
  • Marks, Ricky, MSG, (1973-1997)
  • McAndrews, Robert, SP 4, (1975-1978)
  • Padilla, Orlando, PFC, (1975-1977)
  • Parrish, Lloyd, SP 4, (1974-1977)
  • Pritchard, James, SP 4, (1975-1977)
  • Ramsey, Thomas, CPL, (1976-1979)
  • Roberts, Roland, CPT, (1968-1980)
  • Womack, Raymond, SSG, (1969-1977)
  • Zevallos, Pablo, SP 4, (1975-1978)
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