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                                         14th Armored Cavalry Regiment Colors                                                           Regimental Crest

Suivez Moi

Why We Served

GOD, HOME AND COUNTRY

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.

Suivez Moi

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. jimcdecker@earthlink.net

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

http://www.cats4x4.com/14thhq&hq.htm

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

 

1st Battalion

HQ Company

 

A Co.

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.

B Co

 

C Co.

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,

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/carrollcountytimes/obituary.aspx?n=harold-w-roeder&pid=142556985 .

Howitzer Battery.

Lt. Col.(ret)Welborn LaRoy Pete Matthews, Sr. of Valley Head, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2010 at Valley Head  Buried at Arlington National Cemetery  http://times-journal.com/story.lasso?ewcd=42c3d8670a7d1ac9
 

Larry Taylor, San Leandro, California  2007

Tank Co.

2nd Battalion    Bad Kissingen

D Co.

 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

501st AMC

Robert Emery.  San Antonio, Texas
Billie G. McGee.  Mississippi
Arthur "Arab" Morrow.  Alabama
Marvin Rash.  Fulda, Germany
Marcus Berry
John Mazach
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
 

 

58th Engineers

 

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

Unit Police

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

Fiddler's Green Cavalryman's Poem

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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