James M. Trahan was one of the original Cold War Dragoons. He gyroed over in 1956 with the 29th AIB which was re-flagged as the 2nd Armored Rifle Bn, 48th Infantry. James tells about it on the memories page. Here are his photos.
How we Gyroscoped to Germany: The Military Sea Transport Service troopship USS Gen H. W. Butner (T-AP-113), 1957
Coleman Kaserne, Gelnhausen, West Germany
Radio set-up in 3/4 Ton – Sp/3 Ralph Campbell, 1958
Stringing wire Roger Gaudett & Joseph Giattino
At Grafenwehr, 1957:
PFC Henry Arnold, PFC Lee Barrett, Sp/3 Howard Kawasaki
Chowline, couldn't wait for SOS!
At Wildflecken, 1957:
"Honest John" Rocket Launcher with
L-R James Trahan, Charles Hutson
& Glen Hamilton in front. The unit with the
HJs was at Grafenwher at the same time
as the 29th AIB(48th INF). There was a
guard on them but he let us take the picture
without him in those. I guess he
figured we were OK!!
L-R James Trahan, Bob Duel, Glen Hamilton, Charles Paulnot,
and Ralph Campbell
USAREUR Rifle Matches 1958:
The firing line and targets
The snack-wagon at the ranges
How hard we radio operators worked!
And years later in 1986:
Left to right in the photo are:
Frank Gruler, Phoenix, AZ
George Timmering — in shorts —
Calvin Newton, Burlington, Oklahoma
Ron Anderson, Pittsford, NY, near Rochester
Ron Clines, Maineville, OH, by Cincinnati
Another guy not in the pictures, but who joined us in our subsequent get together is Jack Sexton of Long Island, Sayville, NY
Below is another photo of a group of "old Dragoons" that met at my house a few weeks ago (August 2003). If Names are: standing Left to Right: T.R. Retherford, Keith "Pat" Robinson, Morris Fuller, John Sutton. seated L-R: Ellis "Buddy" Barbre, Jerry Burrows and James Trahan. All were in Gelnhausen. Some were draftees & some were RA's. Good bunch!