4-8 Cavalry

 

4th BATTALION 8th CAVALRY

OPERATION DESERT STORM

 

 

 

 

BATTALION SERGEANT MAJOR

 CSM ALTON B. ECKERT

 

 

 

   

 

  BATTALION COMMANDER 

LTC. BEAUFORD C. HALLMAN

 

IRON BRIGADE

 

Mustangs
“Fore Mustangs”
Coleman Kaserne – Gelnhausen, Germany

 

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The 4th Battalion, 8th Cavalry, although under a cavalry regimental lineage, was an M1A1 tank battalion organic to 2d Brigade, 3d Armored Division.  The battalion deployed from its home station at Gelnhausen, Germany. The main body of the battalion arrived in Saudi Arabia on or about 27 December 1990, and remained in theater until on or about 18 May 1991. Upon returning to Germany, the battalion inactivated.  Please take a look at this roster and see if you can make any additions or corrections.  If you have input, please send an E-Mail including the Battalion, Company and bumper number with your rank.


4-8 Cavalry Roster

Roster Directory:

Battalion Headquarters and Staff

Headquarters and Headquarters Company

A Company

B Company

C Company

D Company

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Battalion Headquarters and Staff

 
 Position Name Remarks
Battalion Commander (HQ66) Hallman, Beaufort C. LTC Frequently said “Root Hog or Die”, and “A prudent man would be ready for…”
BN CDR’s Gunner (HQ66) Roush, Charles W., SGT
BN CDR’s Driver (HQ66) Rosado, SPC
BN CDR’s Loader (HQ66)
BN CDR’s HMMWV Driver (HQ6) Guy, Frank SGT Sometime during deployment, was transferred to C Co. as a gunner
Battalion Executive Officer Irish, “Bud” MAJ
BN XO’s HMMWV Driver
Command Sergeant Major Eckert, Alton B. CSM
CSM’s HMMWV Driver Kuhn, Steven E. SGT Currently living in Berlin Germany and is an author of a best selling book in the german language written about his time in the Army and his time in ODS with 4-8 Cav 3AD. (2003)
BN FSO CPT Nelson P. Patton
S1 – Adjutant McKenna, William K. CPT
S1 NCOIC (PAC Chief) SFC 
S1 Section
S1 Section Velasco, PFC
S1 Section
S1 Section
S1 Section
S2 – Intelligence Officer Prokop, CPT
S2 – Intelligence Officer
S2 – Asst. S2 Irizarry, Nelson 1LT
S2 NCOIC
S2 Asst. NCOIC Komara, Jim SGT
S2 Section
S2 Section
S3 – Operations Officer (HQ65) Kron, Arthur “Artie” MAJ
S3′s Gunner (HQ65) Miles, Christopher SGT
S3′s Driver (HQ65)  
S3′s Loader (HQ65)
S3′s HMMWV Driver (HQ3)
Assist. S3 Pond, Michael CPT
Assist. S3 Air Plante, Robert CPT
S3 NCOIC
Asst. S3 NCOIC
S3 Section Seal, PFC Drove S3 Air’s vehicle (which bumper number?)
S3 Section Prior, David SGT
S3 Section Roach, CPL
Air Liason Officer
BN Liason Officer (LNO)
S4 – Logistics Officer Hanna, CPT
S4 – Asst. Logistics Hilian, Tim 1LT
S4 NCOIC
S4 Section
S4 Section
S4 Section
BN Signal Officer (SIGO) Rodriquez, Carlos A. 1LT
BN Signal NCOIC
BN Chemical Officer
Physician’s Assistant Widhalm, Dave CW3 Attached from 11ACR to serve as the Battalion Surgeon.  Now retired.
Physician’s Assistant Ahmed, Abad CW2 2003 – Currently a Major
Chaplain Kenehan, Dave CPT
Chaplain’s Driver Sparks, SPC
BDE Rear Detachment Goggins, MAJ
Rear Detachment Phillips, SFC

 

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Headquarters and Headquarters Company

 
 Position Name Remarks
Commander Wright, Kevin CPT
Executive Officer Lloyd, Tom 1LT
First Sergeant Newman, 1SG
1SG’s HMMWV Driver
Supply Sergeant
Supply Section
Supply Section
Armorer
Commo NCO
Commo Section
Commo Section
Commo Section
Mess Section Bauman, Elvis 2003 – working for the Boy Scouts in North Central Wisconsin

Mortar Platoon

Platoon Leader Harper, Kenny D. 1LT
Platoon Sergeant Montgomery, Robert SFC
HMMWV Driver Bristow, Robbie PFC
Positions Unknown Dodd, Bobby CPL
Scriber, Dale CPL
Cassar, Francesco PVT
Foreman, Willie SGT
Bourassa, Matthes PFC
Benda, William SGT
Colquitt, Keith SPC
Taylor, Jeffrey SPC
Johnson, Lamar PFC
Dowery, Keith PFC
Tibbs, Douglas PFC
Purifoy, Horace SSG
Lusk, Michael SPC
Mailett, Gabriel PFC
Denham, Joseph PFC
Baker, Curtis SGT
Pomales, Celso SGT
Jordan, David CPL
Little, Mark SPC
McLean, John SPC
Buice, Billy SPC
Kasse, Christopher PFC
Linde, Robert SGT
Hodge, Curtis PVT
Parrish, Robert SSG
Black, Kenneth SSG
Bragg, James SPC
Gibson, Robert SPC
Furrh, Lance SPC
Sullivan, Brent SPC
Carlson, Johnny PFC
Jones, James PFC
Webber, Scott PFC

1st Section

1st Section Sergeant Black, SSG
1st Section FDC Chief
1st Section FDC – Check
1st Section FDC – Driver
Gun 1 Sect. Ldr. (1st Sect.) Linde, SGT
Gun 1 Gunner (1st Sect.)
Gun 1 Asst. Gunner (1st Sect.) Mallot, Gabriel PFC
Gun 1 Driver (1st Sect.)
Gun 2 Sect. Ldr. (1st Sect.) Pomales, Celso J. SGT
Gun 2 Gunner (1st Sect.) Mclean, John M. SPC
Gun 2 Asst. Gunner (1st Sect.) Little, Mark PFC
Gun 2 Driver (1st Sect.) Buice, Billy
Gun 3 Sect. Ldr. (1st Sect.) Jordan, CPL
Gun 3 Gunner (1st Sect.)
Gun 3 Asst. Gunner (1st Sect.)
Gun 3 Driver (1st Sect.)

2d Section

2d Section Sergeant Purifoy, SSG
2d Section FDC Chief Parish, SSG
2d Section FDC – Check
2d Section FDC – Driver
Gun 1 Sect. Ldr. (2d Sect.)
Gun 1 Gunner (2d Sect.)
Gun 1 Asst. Gunner (2d Sect.)
Gun 1 Driver (2d Sect.)
Gun 2 Sect. Ldr. (2d Sect.)
Gun 2 Gunner (2d Sect.)
Gun 2 Asst. Gunner (2d Sect.)
Gun 2 Driver (2d Sect.)
Gun 3 Sect. Ldr. (2d Sect.)
Gun 3 Gunner (2d Sect.)
Gun 3 Asst. Gunner (2d Sect.)
Gun 3 Driver (2d Sect.)

Scout Platoon

Platoon Leader (HQ81) Wynn, Frank 1LT
Driver (HQ81) Hood, SPC
Gunner (HQ81) Deal, SPC
(HQ81) Young, PV2
Senior Scout/Alpha Section Leader (HQ86) McColloch, SGT
Driver (HQ86) MacDonald, SPC
Gunner (HQ86) Hall, SGT
(HQ86) Bradshaw, PFC
(HQ86) Fisher, PV2
Alpha Section Sergeant (HQ82) Fariello, Mark SSG 2002 – 1SG still on active duty. 2009 – Retired, Army CIV/GS11 at Fort Knox, KY.
Driver (HQ82) Williams, George PFC
Gunner (HQ82) Keaton, D. SGT
(HQ82) Palomo, PFC
(HQ82) Tripplet, PFC
Bravo Section Sergeant (HQ83) Clendenen, SSG
Driver (HQ83) Hezler, SPC
(HQ83) Barry, SGT
(HQ83) Shinn, SPC
(HQ83) Reed, Robert SPC
TC (HQ85) Abbot, Delbert SSG
Gunner (HQ85) Beets, Paul SGT
Driver (HQ85) Chamberlain, SPC
Scout (HQ85) Allen, Matthew SPC
Scout (HQ85) Burns, SPC
Platoon Sergeant (HQ84) Zettelmeyer, SFC Now (2002) a Brigade CSM w/ 2 ID in Korea.
Driver (HQ84) Fisher, David PFC Awarded the Purple Heart – exposed to a Blister Agent while scouting a bunker.
Gunner (HQ84) Hanson, Jeffrey SGT
Dismount (HQ84) Goss, SPC
Dismount (HQ84) Harris, PV2
Jones, PVT

one of 4 new cruits sent to the platoon one month before
deployment, the support platoon was hurting for drivers and he was 
transferred but is recognized as a scout!

 Support Platoon

Platoon Leader Aguto, Tony 1LT
Herring, Bryan

 Medical Platoon

Platoon Leader Vancosky, Joseph 1LT Now (2002) a Major.
Platoon Leader Driver Schisler, Kenneth PFC
Platoon Sergeant Davis, Leonard G. SSG
Asst. Platoon Sergeant Maxwell, Carl SSG
HHC Medic Powell, Daniel SGT
HHC Medic Facey, Elvis SPC
HHC Medic Lentine, John SPC
HHC Medic Schier, Randolph SPC
HHC Medic Eshelman, Jeffrey PFC
HHC Medic Brown, William PFC
HHC Medic Schisler, Kenneth PFC
HHC Medic McGraw, Timothy PVT PO BOX 165 Newhall WV, 24866
A Co. Medic Sergeant Jenkins, Darrin SGT
A Co. Medic Sergeant Williams, Michael SGT
A Co. Medic Duncan, David SPC
B Co. Medic Sergeant McKinnon, Dozier SGT
B Co. Medic Vaughn, Horace SPC
B Co. Medic Killmer, Scott PFC
B Co. Medic Bennett, Paul PVT
C Co. Medic Jones, John PVT
C Co. Medic Sergeant Smith, Robert SGT (2004) deployed with the army reserve in FT Bliss TX as a SSG.
C Co. Medic Starkey, Matthew PFC
D Co. Medic Sergeant McCree, Adolphus SGT
D Co. Medic Saunders, Clarence M. SPC “currently living in Dublin VA.”
D Co. Medic Lewis, Christopher SPC
D Co. Medic Franco, Hector PFC

 Battalion Maintenance Section

Battalion Maintenance Officer Hickey, David E. CPT
Battalion Maintenance Tech. Fields, Steven M. CW2
BN Motor Sergeant Deckard, Michael L. MSG
HHC Motor Sergeant Wescott, Joseph F.
HHC Maintenance Tanke, Robert W. SPC operated a wrecker during the war
HHC Maintenance
HHC Maintenance
HHC Maintenance
HHC Maintenance
HHC Maintenance
HHC Maintenance
HHC Maintenance
A Co. Maintenance Sergeant
A Co. Maintenance 
A Co. Maintenance 
A Co. Maintenance 
A Co. Maintenance 
A Co. Maintenance 
A Co. Maintenance 
A Co. Maintenance 
A Co. Maintenance 
A Co. Maintenance 
B Co. Maintenance Sergeant
B Co. Maintenance
B Co. Maintenance
B Co. Maintenance
B Co. Maintenance
B Co. Maintenance
B Co. Maintenance
B Co. Maintenance
B Co. Maintenance
C Co. Maintenance Sergeant
C Co. Maintenance Geis, Douglas Sr. Turret Mechanic.  Currently (2002) a Senior Instructor on active duty at Ft. Knox.
C Co. Maintenance
C Co. Maintenance
C Co. Maintenance
C Co. Maintenance
C Co. Maintenance
C Co. Maintenance
C Co. Maintenance
D Co. Maintenance Sergeant SFC Macabeo
D Co. Maintenance  SPC Charles H Eaton Sr. Turret Mechanic. (2003- currently a SSG/E-6 serving as an Army Recruiter in Kansas City MO)
D Co. Maintenance  PFC Beardsley Turret Mechanic
D Co. Maintenance  SPC Gleen Hull Mechanic
D Co. Maintenance  SGT Flemming, Tony Team Leader
D Co. Maintenance 
D Co. Maintenance 
D Co. Maintenance 
D Co. Maintenance 

 

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Alpha Company – “Axemen” – Task-organized to 4-18 IN

 
 Position Name Remarks
Commander (A66) Herdade, Joe CPT Currently on active duty as a LTC.
CDR’s M1A1 Gunner (A66)
CDR’s M1A1 Driver (A66)  Campell, Todd  “Soup”
CDR’s M1A1 Loader (A66)  Doi.  Ken
CDR’s HMMVW Driver (A6)
Executive Officer (A65) Speight, James 1LT “Shep”
XO’s M1A1 Gunner (A65)
XO’s M1A1 Driver (A65)
XO’s M1A1 Loader (A65)
First Sergeant Walker, Rufus 1SG Retired living in Fort Hood Texas (2003)
1SG’s HMMWV Driver
NBC NCO
Supply Sergeant
Supply Clerk
Commo Sergeant

 1st Platoon

Platoon Leader/TC (A11) Rosier, Nathan 2LT
Gunner (A11)
Driver (A11)
Loader (A11)
TC (A12) SSG Guzman
Gunner (A12) SGT Reagan
Driver (A12)
Loader (A12) PFC Michael J Milinkovich
TC (A13)
Gunner (A13)
Driver (A13)
Loader (A13)
Platoon Sergeant (A14) Armstrong, SFC
Gunner (A14)
Driver (A14)
Loader (A14)

2d Platoon – “Rogue Axe” – task organized to B/4-18 IN

Platoon Leader/TC (A21) Verhaeg, Leonard “Leo” 2LT
Gunner (A21) Smith, Jeffrey E. CPL As of 2002, a SSG(P)
Driver (A21) Scudder, SPC
Loader (A21) Cope, SPC
TC (A22) Edge, Jimmy SGT
Gunner (A22)
Driver (A22)
Loader (A22)
TC (A23) Blount, SSG
Gunner (A23)
Driver (A23) Reno, Cano SPC 2003 – currently stationed in 4th ID at Ft Hood
Loader (A23)
Platoon Sergeant (A24) Miller, James R. SFC
Gunner (A24) Green, Matthew J. CPL
Driver (A24) Gori, Tom SPC
Loader (A24) Schabel, Peter PFC

3d Platoon

Platoon Leader/TC (A31) Redner, Joe 2LT
Gunner (A31)
Driver (A31)
Loader (A31)
TC (A32)
Gunner (A32)
Loader (A32)
Driver (A32)
TC (A33)
Gunner (A33)
Loader (A33)
Driver (A33) Dolenti, David PFC
Platoon Sergeant/TC (A34)
Gunner (A34)
Loader (A34)
Driver (A34)

 

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Bravo Company

 
 Position Name Remarks
Commander (B66) Peterson, Paul CPT
CDR’s M1A1 Gunner (B66) Major, Jeff SGT
CDR’s M1A1 Driver (B66) Reese, SPC
CDR’s M1A1 Loader (B66) Doest, PFC
CDR’s HMMVW Driver (B6)
Executive Officer (B65) Tolbert, Michael T. 1LT
XO’s M1A1 Gunner (B65) Alderidge, Andy SSG Master Gunner
XO’s M1A1 Driver (B65) Smith, SPC
XO’s M1A1 Loader (B65) Sartin, SPC
First Sergeant
1SG’s HMMWV Driver
NBC NCO
Supply Sergeant
Supply Clerk
Commo Sergeant

 1st Platoon

Platoon Leader/TC (B11) Beck, Timothy 2LT
Gunner (B11) Helstrom, SGT
Driver (B11) Denson, SPC
Loader (B11) Manning, SPC
TC (B12) San Jose, Richard K. SSG 2002 serving as MSG (NCOIC) in ROTC at Southwest Texas State University.
Gunner (B12) Bond, Jason SGT
Driver (B12) Larkin, PFC
Loader (B12) Neifert, PFC
TC (B13) Paxson, Don SSG
Gunner (B13) Miller, SGT
Driver (B13) Mullins, PFC “Lumpy”
Loader (B13) Plandel, PV2
Platoon Sergeant (B14) Acuna, Rudy A. SFC
Gunner (B14) Denny, SGT
Driver (B14) Barnes, SPC
Loader (B14) Raya-Romero PFC “Rah-Rah”

2d Platoon

Platoon Leader/TC (B21) Carroll, 2LT
Gunner (B21)
Driver (B21)
Loader (B21)
TC (B22) Hill, Johnnie SSG
Gunner (B22)
Driver (B22)
Loader (B22)
TC (B23) Arnold, Ray SSG raymond.arnold@riley.army.mil
Gunner (B23)
Driver (B23)
Loader (B23)
Platoon Sergeant (B24) Rivera, SFC
Gunner (B24)
Driver (B24)
Loader (B24) Davis, Louis PVT chipdavis@sbcglobal.net 

 3d Platoon

Platoon Leader/TC (B31) Carey, 2LT
Gunner (B31) Mouton, SGT Now (2002) a SFC with 1-8 Cav at Ft. Hood.
Loader (B31)  
Driver (B31) Dillow, SPC
TC (B32) Vazquez, SSG
Gunner (B32) Turner, SGT
Loader (B32) Cranmer, Sammy PV2
Driver (B32) Sistrunk, SPC
TC (B33) Graham, SSG
Gunner (B33) Welch, SGT
Loader (B33) Braun, PFC
Driver (B33) Watkins, PFC
Platoon Sergeant/TC (B34) Curry, SFC
Gunner (B34) Hoffman, CPL
Loader (B34) Allen, PFC
Driver (B34) Bastian, SPC

 

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Charlie Company

“Cobras”

 
 Position Name Remarks
Commander (C66) Szabo, Ernie CPT
CDR’s M1A1 Gunner (C66) Hill, SGT
CDR’s M1A1 Driver (C66)
CDR’s M1A1 Loader (C66) Cooks, SGT
CDR’s HMMVW Driver (C6)
Executive Officer (C65) Cox, 1LT
XO’s M1A1 Gunner (C65) Rimseck, Frank SGT
XO’s M1A1 Driver (C65)
XO’s M1A1 Loader (C65)
First Sergeant Fiaoni, 1SG
1SG’s HMMWV Driver
NBC NCO Bookert, SGT
Supply Sergeant Coley, SGT
Supply Clerk
Commo Sergeant
Brown, James Got out in late 1990. Recalled for Gulf War. Reassigned to 3AD 2 ACR K-Troop. Sent home in April 1991.

 1st Platoon

Platoon Leader/TC (C11) Place, Timothy 2LT
Gunner (C11) Best, Jeffrey SGT SGT Guy was transferred to Gunner after cease fire (was last seen in 1993 as an MP at Ft. Knox
Driver (C11) Sanchez, PFC
Loader (C11) Corcorran, PFC
TC (C12) Jones, SSG Received Purple Heart for wounds as a result of shrapnel from an impacting RPG round or by 73mm fire from a BMP.
Gunner (C12) Groeniger, SGT
Driver (C12) Wong, SPC
Loader (C12) Moyer, PFC Received Purple Heart for wounds as a result of shrapnel from an impacting RPG round or by 73mm fire from a BMP.
TC (C13)
Gunner (C13)
Driver (C13)
Loader (C13) Johnson, Troy P. PVT 2007 SFC still serving and back in Iraq with 4ID.
Platoon Sergeant (C14) Ashley, SFC
Gunner (C14) Taylor, SPC
Driver (C14) Rozzo, SPC
Loader (C14) Corcoran, PFC

2d Platoon

Platoon Leader/TC (C21) Brlecic, Jefferey 2LT Currently (2002) a Major on active duty.
Gunner (C21) Lopez, Carlos O.
Driver (C21) Rozzo, SPC
Loader (C21) Todd, SPC
TC (C22) Knowlton, K. SSG Tank named “Christine”
Gunner (C22) Brown, SPC
Driver (C22) Nierras, Joseph SPC Currently (2004) living in California, working for
Pythos Technology, Inc. as Vice President of Operations.
Loader (C22) Thomlinson, SPC
TC (C23) Watson, SGT
Gunner (C23) Taylor, SPC
Driver (C23)
Loader (C23)
Platoon Sergeant (C24) Hammond, Frank SFC
Gunner (C24) Geraldi, SGT
Driver (C24)
Loader (C24)

 3d Platoon

Platoon Leader/TC (C31) Agard, 2LT
Gunner (C31)
Loader (C31)
Driver (C31) ShupeTroy SPC
TC (C32)
Gunner (C32)
Loader (C32)
Driver (C32) Bromer, Spc
TC (C33) Palmer, SSG
Gunner (C33)
Loader (C33)
Driver (C33)
Platoon Sergeant/TC (C34) Blossom, SFC
Gunner (C34)
Loader (C34)
Driver (C34) Crossman, SPC

 

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Delta Company

 
 Position Name Remarks
Commander (D66) Fletcher, Paul CPT
CDR’s M1A1 Gunner (D66)
CDR’s M1A1 Driver (D66)
CDR’s M1A1 Loader (D66)
CDR’s HMMVW Driver (D6) Watson, Michael SPC
Executive Officer (D65) Binderim, Richard 1LT Reported in 2002 to be a Major on active duty at Ft. Knox.
XO’s M1A1 Gunner (D65) Wells, SGT
XO’s M1A1 Driver (D65) Solis, SPC
XO’s M1A1 Loader (D65)
First Sergeant Hicks, 1SG
1SG’s HMMWV Driver
NBC NCO
Supply Sergeant
Supply Clerk
Commo Sergeant
POSITION UNKNOWN Slater, David
POSITION UNKNOWN Bills, Gregory

 1st Platoon

Platoon Leader/TC (D11) Lawson, 1LT
Gunner (D11)
Driver (D11)
Loader (D11)
TC (D12) Dials, SSG
Gunner (D12)
Driver (D12)
Loader (D12)
TC (D13)
Gunner (D13)
Driver (D13)
Loader (D13)
Platoon Sergeant (D14) Steele, SFC
Gunner (D14)
Driver (D14)
Loader (D14)

2d Platoon

Platoon Leader/TC (D21) Moore, James 2LT Pictures of the D21 crew
Gunner (D21) Burton, SGT
Driver (D21) Radcliff, Jeremy Just returned from Iraq (Sept. 2003)
Loader (D21) Gordon, SPC
TC (D22) Bird, SSG
Gunner (D22)
Driver (D22)
Loader (D22)
TC (D23) Colson, SSG
Gunner (D23)
Driver (D23) Pena, SPC As of 2002, work as a civilian at one-stop processing at Ft. Knox.
Loader (D23)
Platoon Sergeant (D24)
Gunner (D24)
Driver (D24)
Loader (D24)

 3d Platoon

Platoon Leader/TC (D31) Oh, Christopher 2LT
Gunner (D31) Rivera, SGT Sgt. Mark Morton became the gunner in March.
Loader (D31) Burke, Damon SPC
Driver (D31) Kelly, Winston SPC
TC (D32)
Gunner (D32)
Loader (D32)
Driver (D32)
TC (D33) Butler, David SFC Platoon Sergeant
Gunner (D33) Sgt. David Slater
Loader (D33)
Driver (D33) Spc. Johnson
TC (D34)
Gunner (D34)
Loader (D34)
Driver (D34) Young, SPC

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