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This page is Dedicated to the Men and Women who Served in the 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment and Supporting Companies from 1956 until 1962 and who have passed on to Fiddler's Green.
Fiddler's Green is reserved for Cavalry Men and only Cavalry Men can Dip their Canteens at Fiddlers Green..
Cavalry Men are the First in to Battle. They are the eyes and ears of the Army. To slight the importance of the Cavalry is a mistake and one only needs to read Gen. Lee's comments about how much he missed the information that only Gen. Jeb Stuart's Cavalry could provide him about the movement of the Northern Armies in the battle of Gettysburg. Many a good Cavalry Men passed by Fiddlers Green on both sides during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Fiddlers Green Belongs to us, The men of the US Cavalry, United States Army
How was it that you were chosen to be a Cavalry Man. God must have been smiling down on you that day. You could have been a grunt but God decided that the Cavalry needed you. At the time you never knew it but you were a lucky man that day to be chosen to join the ranks of the greatest organization in the Military.
We were US Cavalry Men.
Only you can stop at Fiddlers Green.
Listed here are the names of the men that we know that have passed on to Fiddler's Green. God Bless their souls. They were our friends and comrades in arms. If you know one of us that has passed on please let us know so that we can add his or her name to Fiddlers Green. email@example.com
Regimental HQ & HQ Co. 14th ACR
LT. General William E Potts CO 14th ACR Born 11-09-21 Died 8-16-2005 Buried at Arlington Nat. Cemetery Section 3 site 1843E http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/wepotts-lieutenant-general-usa.htm
Col. William Rawlings Jr. XO 14th ACR Born August 14, 1914 Died June 17, 1999 at Charleston, SC and buried at St. Stephens. Photo at
Walter A. Burdge died in August 2001 two weeks before the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers. Photo at http://www.cats4x4.com/14thunitpolice.htm
Howard Grover Aviation Platoon, Photo at http://www.cats4x4.com/14thhq&hq.htm
Stuart Cullum Aviation Platoon, Photo at http://www.cats4x4.com/14thhq&hq.htm
Capt. George Jarrard Aviation Platoon Photo at http://www.cats4x4.com/14thhq&hq.htm
PFC Bruno P; Rickeviciouis Maintenance Section Photo at http://www.cats4x4.com/14thhq&hq.htm
Master Sgt.Edward Rumsey, Oct. 2008 meet wife in Fulda, Maintenance Section Photo at http://www.cats4x4.com/14thhq&hq.htm
Ralf Butcher June 1998 meet wife in Fulda
E-5 Vlado Jovanovic, Photo at http://www.cats4x4.com/14thACo.htm
Harold B "Barney" Blackman Passed away in Walla Walla, WA. February 2008 Photo at http://www.cats4x4.com/14thACo.htm Married Rita from Fulda. We all walked pass Rita's parents Hardware Store across the street from Cafe Hesse on Bahnhof Strasse.
Capt. Raymond H. "Dusty" Cromwell
Lt. John Schick 2nd Platoon and XO Photo at http://www.cats4x4.com/14thacrleclercteam.htm
1st Sgt. Harriman
E-4 Bob Davis also of HQ Co. 1960-63 Tucson, AZ
Arthur H. Tooles of PA. 2nd Platoon 1999
PFC. Clifton H Gosser 2n Platoon 1942-82 Louisville, KY. Retired as 1st Sargeant (E-8). Son Clifton was born at Fulda 1963. Married Renate Vengand who worked at the Flower Shop in front of Downs Barracks.
LTC (Ret) Harold W. Roeder Also of Hq&Hq Co. May 3, 2010 Harker Heights, Texas. His Obituary can be seen at,
Lt. Col.(ret)Welborn LaRoy Pete Matthews, Sr. of Valley Head,
passed away, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2010 at Valley Head Buried at Arlington
Larry Taylor, San Leandro, California 2007
2nd Battalion Bad Kissingen
SSG James L. DuRain 1st Platoon Also a member of the Regimental Le Clerc Rifle Team winning several awards in the 45 cal. pistol competition. Photo's at http://www.cats4x4.com/14thacrleclercteam.htm
Robert Emery. San Antonio, Texas
Billie G. McGee. Mississippi
Arthur "Arab" Morrow. Alabama
Marvin Rash. Fulda, Germany
Leverett Dale Mansfield Peoria, Ill
Hans Jensen, Arizona
Kenneth Stutzman, Waco, Texas
Millard Bryant Augustus Cooley, Pennsylvania
Kenny Stutzman Goshen, Indianna 2008 Possible photograph in Snack Bar at http://www.cats4x4.com/14thintro.htm
Skip Crocker. Santa Cruz, California 2/2009 was an
officer in the 501st AMC
15th Ordnance Co.
James Allan Ruiz, San Jose, California June 1, 1959 Photo at http://www.cats4x4.com/14thintro.htm Story and Photograph at http://www.cats4x4.com/501ACM.htm Buried at San Mateo, California National Cemetery.
Jacky Elrod, Concord CA Photograph at http://www.cats4x4.com/15thord.htm
Men whose Companies were unknown
Sgt. Phillip Boiser from Hawaii, worked in S-4, died shortly
after retuning home from Fulda. Photo at http://www.cats4x4.com/hqco1-14th.htm
Halfway down the trail to hell
In a shady meadow green,
Are the souls of all dead troopers camped
Near a good old-time canteen
And this eternal resting place
Is known as Fiddler's Green.
Marching past, straight through to hell,
The infantry are seen, '
Accompanied by the Engineers,
Artillery and Marine,
For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
Dismount at Flddlers' Green.
Though some go curving down the trail
To seek a warmer scene,
No trooper ever gets to Hell
Ere he's emptied his canteen,
And so rides back to drink again
With friends at Fiddlers' Green.
And so when man and horse go down
Beneath a saber keen,
Or in a roaring charge or fierce melee
You stop a bullet clean,
And the hostiles come to get your scalp,
Just empty your canteen,
And put your pistol to your head
And go to Fiddlers' Green.
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