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Aubrey Walker 
08/27/14

Unit Co A 8th Cav Regt; Co A and E 1/7

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? Japan, 7/1953-7/1955; Viet Nam 3/1970-3/1971

City, State or Country that you live in now? Columbus, GA

Comments:
My first assignment after training was to the 8th Cav in Camp Crawford, Hokkaido, Japan. In September of 1954 the division was moving down to the center island, Honshu. The 8th Cav went to Camp Whittington...an old bombed out airbase (WWII) north of Tokyo. The regiments moved down by troop ships; the heavy units went by train and ferry boats. A typhoon came in while DivArty was on the ferry Toya Maru and it sank with all hands and DivArty equipment. Seems I remember a thousand lives were lost. At one time it was listed in the top 10 ferry boat disasters, I don't know if it still is. Thats one of the things I'd like to forget. Then my last tactical unit was with the 1st Bn 7th Cav in Viet Nam. It was a unit to be proud of serving in back in the '50s and it was still a proud unit when I left in '71. I am sure that the young troopers serving today are keeping up the tradition. I wish them all the best and when anybody mentions the Cavalry they will stand tall and remember their time with real troopers. Gerry Owen


Jeffrey S. Owen Email
08/27/14

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? 3/8 CAV 97 to 2000 & 2/8 CAV 2007 to 2013 Fort Hood

City, State or Country that you live in now? Copperas Cove, TX

Comments:
I enjoyed the nine years I spent with America's 1st Team. I wish all 1st Cavalry Soldiers the best. I just retired on 01 Oct 2013.


MIKE WOODS Email
08/27/14

Unit C BTRY 2 / 20 A.R.A.

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? 66/67 AN KHE & LZ TWO BITS ...BONG SON

City, State or Country that you live in now? VANCOUVER,WA

Comments:
FT ORD JULY 65..FT RUCKER 65 ..MOS 67N20...FT BENNING 66...NAM DEC 66 ;) ( USA all the way )


Rick McDaniel Email
08/26/14

Unit Co C 1st BN (Airborne) 12th Cavalry

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? 1965-66 Vietnam

City, State or Country that you live in now? north carolina

Comments:
Joined the 11th Air Assault Division at Ft Benning GA in 1963. The 11th was converted to the 1st Cavalry in 1965. Traveled to Vietnam on USNS Geiger and served in the 1st CAV 1965-66.


Steve Allen Email
08/26/14

Unit Commo 1/5

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? 3/69-3/70. All LZ's throughout 1/5 AO

City, State or Country that you live in now? Portland OR

Comments:
I went on first helicopter ride in over 44 years. It was so commonplace......some good times. Some not as good. Worst: into hot Bu Dop. Best: 3/70 first leg of trip out and home. Best to all pilots that flew us, flew for us as medavac or fire support.


Terence Boyd Email
08/24/14

Unit Division Artillery

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? Fort Hood, TX 1988 to 1991

City, State or Country that you live in now? Sanford, NC

Comments:
I was assigned to Division Headquarters as a Career Counselor with duties at Division Artillery. The Senior Counselor was MSG Gary Webb, now SGM, USA, Ret, and the Brigade Commander was was Col. Tommie Franks, now Gen, USA, Ret.


Bill Benjamin Email
08/23/14

Unit B 229

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? Bong Son, Evans

City, State or Country that you live in now? Port Orange Fl

Comments:
Served as assistant and later Maintenance Officer for unit, had the only operational Cushman motor scooter in the Cav. Took it everywhere except evans.
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