3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by barry » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:59 am

Hey Guys, I was with 2-41FA we where putting the rounds down in front! hard to find guys from the phantom brigade!!
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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:24 am

barry wrote:hard to find guys from the phantom brigade!!
Thats cuz they are phantoms, right?

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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by Bakaruda » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:21 pm

Hey if any Iron Knights run across this send me an email.


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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by ckshep » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:55 pm

I was in A-burg from 6/89 - 10/91. Served on Fiori with E Co. 4/7 until the company was shut down. I then went to HHC, worked in S-3 during Desert Storm.
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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:58 pm

Welcome to the forums
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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by Davygp38 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:11 am

Hi, I was in C.co 4/7 infantry, from 11/88 to 4/92. I was deployed to Desert Storm, it is good to here from other guys from A-burg.
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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by ckshep » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:56 pm

I just got the latest VFW magazine and it says that 3rd Brigade was given the Valorous Unit Award for Desert Storm. Can anyone confirm this? The magazine lists all the Desert Storm units that received it.
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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by redfish » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:40 pm

I guess if they said it, it would be accurate. I would'nt know of any official places to go or call.
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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by SimonTemplar » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:12 am

Wow...C Co. 4/7 Infantry - early nineties...those were the days, man...four day weekends in Prague, Amsterdam, Brussels....Aschaffenburg was a hell of a place to be stationed. I was there from April 1991 to June 1992 (11M - was a grunt / Bradley crewman), when Fiori Kaserne was deactivated. Even the deactivation was a fun time. The Berlin wall came down - I have pieces of it in a jar on my desk that I chipped off with a hammer and chisel when I was in Berlin for a long weekend. The iron curtain had parted and Eastern Europe was open for business. Places like Czechoslovakia and Hungary became common weekend destinations. Yes, sir - it was an unforgettable time period for Europe; the Prague then was much different from the Prague we know today.

I wound up TDY for the final couple months of the drawdown at a furniture warehouse, wearing civilian clothes to work and working half days, just standing there with a clipboard directing traffic for incoming truckloads of barracks furniture for the furniture auction. Bunks and wall lockers were going for DM 10 a pop.

Had I not been sent to the NTC as permanent party OPFOR after Aschaffenburg was deactivated I probably would have reenlisted.

When I was there in Aschaffenburg I was under a 1SGT Harrold, then later in '92 one 1SGT Hinson (both great guys). The CO was a CPT. Buennemeyer; the XO was a 1LT Smith. My PLT SGT was a SFC Doctor, who was, unfortunately, replaced a few months before I was transferred to Ft. Irwin by some useless moron who's name wasn't even worth remembering.

The company armorer was a CPL Hauser, who I've maintained contact with over the last 20+ years and he was even my best man at my wedding in '98. The other guys who were memorable were PFC Bergstrom - that dude was HILARIOUS - for some reason he was always walking around and randomly rolling his eyes back into his head and shout "Aunt Stensen, babe??", among other bizarre verbal "Bergstroms". I would love to know what ever happened to him. Other great guys were also SGT Wetherington, PFC Bassinett, PFC Buskirk, CPL Gumbinger, SGT Bobian, PFC Buboltz, and many others who's names escape me at the moment.

There was a PFC Duffy - a Texan who married a German and he was also my room dog, along with a slimy smartass CPL called Huggins. I never met a bigger cheesedick than this back stabbling, kissass creep, even to this day. He had this weird, undeserved air of entitlement and I never knew anyone who could stand being around him. He is one of the few guys I met in the military that still inspires hatred just thinking about that paper tiger.

There was also one lunatic that most guys pretty much stayed away from - a golden gloves champion boxer with some very serious anger issues and a penchant for hard alcohol. I can't remember his name, but he would go downtown and get hammered and upon his return to the barracks in the early morning hours, he would randomly pick a floor of Charlie Company's barracks building. He would then start randomly knocking on doors and whichever poor sucker was the first one naive enough to answer the door at 2am would be beaten senseless by this drunken menace before he could even rub the sleep from his eyes. I was always amazed that this maniac was never locked up for that. Then again, that was the Infantry back in the day...

Anywho - anyone heard from any of the guys mentioned above? I would really like to hear from any of them and if they made a career out of the military, got out, went to college, etc.

Since the army I have lived and worked all over the world as a contractor for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and even the State Department. I recently took a position that will have me once again permanently based in Wiesbaden, Germany - my second job that will have me living and working in Germany (first time in DEC08 - AUG09 at Coleman Barracks, Mannheim) Next month I will be leaving for Germany and my wife and I can't wait to go back home again.

If any of the guys I mentioned or anyone from C Co. 4/7 that served there between April 1991 through May 1992 see this, give us a shout - always been curious about what happened to the guys I was there with.
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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by ckshep » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:27 pm

redfish wrote:I guess if they said it, it would be accurate. I would'nt know of any official places to go or call.
I emailed the magazine and someone there is going to send me a copy of the citation. It's dated April 29, 1992.
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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by SpecMiller » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:08 pm

Hey Fin this Miller from Mississippi. I remember you. We all had pretty cold memories of Hohenfels and Graphenveer.....Those huge ass wild boars that would wreck havoc on a tent.......lol I was in the FIST platoon. I remember Norment, Bobo, Foye', Hudnall, Parks, Lamb, Wurtz, Grumbo, and may others...... I was later sent to HHC 4-66 armor. I remember the flight from Germany to Saudi Arabia (just cargo straps) lol. I knew that the situation was super serios when the bullets came in a green can with a yellow stripe.......lol I miss all my A'burg buddies. I left active duty after the war and attended college and got in the Mississippi Army Reserves. Truly a band of brotherhood never to be forgotten.........PLATOON!!!!!! Attention!!! ROCK THE MARNE!!!!! HOUU AHHH!!!!!
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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:53 am

Welcome to the forums Spec Miller. Glad you found us.
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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by Redleg13f2h » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:55 am

SpecMiller wrote:Hey Fin this Miller from Mississippi. I remember you. We all had pretty cold memories of Hohenfels and Graphenveer.....Those huge ass wild boars that would wreck havoc on a tent.......lol I was in the FIST platoon. I remember Norment, Bobo, Foye', Hudnall, Parks, Lamb, Wurtz, Grumbo, and may others...... I was later sent to HHC 4-66 armor. I remember the flight from Germany to Saudi Arabia (just cargo straps) lol. I knew that the situation was super serios when the bullets came in a green can with a yellow stripe.......lol I miss all my A'burg buddies. I left active duty after the war and attended college and got in the Mississippi Army Reserves. Truly a band of brotherhood never to be forgotten.........PLATOON!!!!!! Attention!!! ROCK THE MARNE!!!!! HOUU AHHH!!!!!

Small World! I worked under Grumbo at Riley right before he retired. Nice guy, but he didn't do me any favors when I went before the promotion board.
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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by 4-7 BN FSO » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:29 pm

FIN, you had a rough time driving through the Great Sandy Nasty; thank God for TP...I was your shot-gun; still on Active duty -- made it to LTC...after DS/DS, went on to serve in SFOR and OEF; currently at Ft Leavenworth

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Re: 3rd Infantry Division/3rd Brigade/4-7 Inf.

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:56 pm

Welcome to the forums Colonel.
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