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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Comment by Dave Gettman on March 31, 2011 at 9:09am
My condolences Greg and Andrew. Thank you for allowing us to share your grief.
Comment by michael ruotolo on March 31, 2011 at 9:01am
Not a good day on the Base Andrew, Greg my heart gos out to you. Know you have friends on the Base who will mourn will you.
Comment by Andrew T. Hirsch on March 31, 2011 at 8:47am

I am sorry to hear that Greg. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

On Sunday nite I lost my wife Norma . We were married two mounthes shy of 55 years.

Comment by Warren C. Wagner on March 31, 2011 at 8:42am

Condolences Greg.  Sounds like it was a tragic accident and a story of great sadness.  Prayers sent.

Comment by Greg Rad Radosin on March 30, 2011 at 10:33pm
Guys tomorrow My family burys my cousin Cpt. Laura Matejik Ebert
She was killed in Argintina on her Honneymoon.Her and her husband just completed thier tour in afganistan.Laura a JAG and 1st Lt. Rob 101st No time for a honeymoon. 28 yrs old.
I'll miss her.
Comment by John G Boyd on March 17, 2011 at 5:05pm

Hey RC

Come on over.

You can bring the Harley in my house!!

Ha Ha Ha Ha

Comment by R C Johnson on March 16, 2011 at 8:43pm

Just got my cousin, Olin, to a picture of my wife and I on my page.  They wouldnt let me bring the Harley in the house!!!!!!

 

 

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 15, 2011 at 11:48am

Wow John, that's quite a lineup. Sorry I missed that one.

James, you're right on track, my friend. Good stuff!

Comment by John G Boyd on March 15, 2011 at 11:27am
Willie for President!!
Comment by James F. Burgos on March 15, 2011 at 11:08am
Dave, glad that you had a good time and are able to remember it ! WILLIE NELSON. Yes, sir. I dig him too. Not only does he make great music, he isn't bad as an ACTOR either. If you like hard, gritty Western Movies, ya gotta see " Red Headed Stranger ". He portrays a Christian Minister who turns killer and gunman. My favorite is " Barbarosa " , he plays an outlaw in the Wild West of Texas. In that film, he REALLY looks like an Outlaw would. Dirty clothing, unwashed, and looking pretty ragged. Even the pistols are accurate to the time. Colt conversions. These were cap and ball revolvers converted to .44 Rimfire cartridges after the Civil War. Willie really looks authentic in the part. Gary Busy also plays a good part. Gilbert Roland also does well, as the Father in Law who has tried to kill " Barbarosa " for about 20 years ! Find the film on line and enjoy !
 

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888

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