Gettman, David, PFC

Armor (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Private First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
11E20-Armor Loader/Driver
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1974-1975, 11E20, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Previously Held MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
95B-Military Policeman
24L-Improved Hawk Launcher Electrical/Mechanical Systems Repairman
Service Years
1972 - 1975
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Army Track Vehicle Driver Certificate
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Spur
Reforger Certificate
US Army Disabled Veteran Certificate
Voice Edition

Private First Class

One Service Stripe

 Official Badges 

Army Military Police Military Police Brassard

 Unofficial Badges 

Military Police Recon MP Shoulder Cord Armor Shoulder Cord

Cold War Medal Order of The Spur Cold War Veteran Border Tab

 Military Association Memberships
American Legion2nd Cavalry Association99th Infantry Division AssociationChapter 18
2nd Infantry Division Association US Constabulary Association2nd Infantry Division Korean War Veterans AllianceWW II Memorial National Registry
  1999, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1999, 2nd Cavalry Association [Verified]
  1999, 99th Infantry Division Association
  1999, 2nd Cavalry Association [Verified]2
  2000, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 18 (Member) (Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2002, 2nd Infantry Division Association [Verified]
  2002, US Constabulary Association [Verified]
  2006, 2nd Infantry Division Korean War Veterans Alliance [Verified]
  2009, WW II Memorial National Registry

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Disabled vet, enjoying my retirement. I stay busy getting involved with veterans groups, like the Second Cavalry "Toujours Pret" Assoc; 99th Inf "Checkerboard" Assoc; 2nd Inf "Indianhead" Assoc; US Constabulary "Circle C" Assoc; 42nd Inf "Rainbow" Assoc; 99th Recon Trp "Forever Forward" Assoc; 72nd Tnk Bn "Crusaders" Assoc; American Legion life member; DAV life member. I'm an editor on the Second Cavalry Assoc History Center and News Center websites, and have three more personal sites honoring my dad's service, Battle Babies, the 99th Infantry Division in WW II; Forever Forward, the 99th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop in WW II; and Dad's Shooting Awards, some of the shooting awards my dad won, mostly while in the National Guard from 1930-38.

Other Comments:
Not Specified

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 Ribbon Bar

Tank Weapons

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1972, 2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Campbell, KY), B/4
  1972, 2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Campbell, KY), B/42
  1972, 2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Campbell, KY), B/4
 Unit Assignments
US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY15th Military Police Brigade385th Military Police Battalion1st Battalion, 59th Air Defense Artillery
2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1972-1972, 11E10, HHC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1972-1972, 11E10, 1st Battalion, 1st Armor Training Brigade
  1972-1972, 95B, 15th Military Police Brigade
  1972-1972, 95B, 385th Military Police Battalion
  1972-1973, 95B, 385th Military Police Battalion
  1973-1973, 385th Military Police Battalion
  1973-1974, 24L, HHB, 1st Battalion, 59th Air Defense Artillery
  1974-1975, 11E20, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
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