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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Asahina Jul 6, 2010.


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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Air Troop
Where were you stationed?
Merrill Barracks, Nuremberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
SPc 4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Have been a member of the msn Dragoon Base since maybe 2004. Went to a wedding in 2005 where a half dozen attended and another dozen called in-we were all stationed at Merrill Brks. I found a few other's I was stationed with on Dragoon Base.
Tell us a little about you now.
Studied to be a civil engineer, which I did for 19 years, and now spend my time studing the stock market. I found the stories they use to post on Dragoon Base and Tacoma Dave's collection of history to be inspirational. The market is a battlefield and I'm Cav, not just any Cav, but Second Dragoon. I'm a life member of the Second Cavalry Association.

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My Uncle Forwarded this to me today.

Subject: Real class

The doctor had his TV on in his office when the news of the military base shootings at Ft. Hood

, TX came on. The husband of one of his

employees was stationed there.…


Posted on July 6, 2010 at 1:21pm

MSG Edward Earl Mixon

The E. E. Mixon Second Dragoons Foundation.




Found this website. For those who served in Bamberg around 1988 when SFC Mixon married Beverly in July 1988.

Founding Members of…

Posted on March 1, 2010 at 11:13pm — 1 Comment

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At 6:44pm on March 14, 2014, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

I hope you are well Michael. I noticed that you haven't posted in quite a while.

At 12:11pm on September 29, 2011, Sigmund Fertig said…
Yeah my dad loved em but I never aquired a taste for them but this year I have had a great tomatoe crop, planted early and have been enjoying fresh tomatoes since June, I don't know what i'll do when the cooler temps set in and the fresh tomatoes are gone. Even the " vine ripened' ones grown in hot houses can't compete with the fresh home grown.
At 1:34pm on September 9, 2011, Robert M. Lavoie said…

Thank you Michael,

Can't tell you how much I enjoyed and appreciated that.

Sometimes the truth is so simple we fail to see it.

At 11:57pm on February 20, 2011, Robert Burns Wadley said…
Michael: If you read my anecdote, you know the events. As for the price of the jeep, I believe it was $1100 to $1600. Actually, I was only billed for each damaged part. Someday I will find the document in my attic and give you an update on this. Robert
At 11:38pm on January 30, 2011, Robert M. Lavoie said…

Once again Michael I want to thank you. Spent sometime this evening reading about Joseph Campbell. Totally the stuff I love and a sort of verification of what I believe.  Myth is a powerful avenue to a higher understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. I only wish that all of humankind would attain the divine wisdom and divine knowledge communicated to us by the sages throughout all times and all places. I know that we both hope for a better world. But I'm not sure I would agree with Lipton who thinks it will come naturally - I think we have to work at it. But I could be wrong.

The Hebrew word for "image"  in the OT (God created man in his own image . . .) is zelem.  Moses Maimonidies, 13th Century Jewish scholar, interpreted zelem as that which makes things what they are. In this case it is our "intellectual perception" that makes us like God.

Looking forward to more of your "Sunday nonsense".

I downloaded one of Lipton's books from Audio Books and will listen to it during my long commute to work. Also looking forward to learning from Campbell.

At 8:44pm on January 29, 2011, Robert M. Lavoie said…

Michael,  Thank you for turning me on to Bruce Lipton - I plan to order one of his books before the day is out.

I have always said that man, like any other species, will have to adapt in order to survive in his/her environment. It seems to me that we will have to change the way we think in order to survive the conditions we have created for ourselves (war, disease, environmental disaster).

Another thing is, that one of the histories that goes unexamined is the history of thinking. If we look at this history, from the Mythological mindset through the age of "reason" up to today's Scientific Mindset, we find the same notion or idea that "truth" exists out there. It is our duty as creative and investigative people to discover these so called truths by scientific inquiry.  Just maybe truth does not exist out there- that "truth" is within us.  Maybe we are asking the wrong questions. 

Strangely enough, the first question in OT is posed by the serpent when he basically asked Eve, "who told you these things . . "

My hope is that Bruce is correct and man will discover, rapidly, the important elements to insure a peaceful, healthy and happy future.

At 9:00am on January 22, 2011, Robert M. Lavoie said…

Good Morning Michael from New England where we now have about three feet of snow.  Hope all is well with you.

Once again, I want to tell you how much I enjoyed your comment on life (plus and minus).

It's like Yin and Yang - but today's World seems like it's a little out of balance.  Are you familiar with the Bagavad Gita?  Great story, better lesson.

Went to see the Dali Lama last year - what great experience to hear his wisdom.  But I guess I still get a little angry when I see all the injustice in the World.  He (the dali Lama) said, in response to a question, "World not crazy, people crazy . . .".  They sure are crazy here in Rhode Island.  The economy is awful here and everyone seems to be angry. I try to keep the faith but find it's not always easy. 

I'm not a fundamentalist Christian and all that as I believe God's divine love and divine wisdom is for all people no matter what.  I wish all could experience such enlightenment as it would be a better world. Peace be With You Michael.    Bob L

At 6:47pm on March 1, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Michael, good to see you back. Thought maybe you got lost.
At 3:48pm on May 22, 2009, Rick Curl said…
Yes Michael that's my granddaugther Madison. And if that's not enuough, my son-in-law is a mechanic attached to the fifth special forces group at Ft. Campbell. I'll try to get Grif to give me Webb and the other's email addresses. Maybe we can work out an Air Troop page from it, ha ha.
At 12:57pm on April 7, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Michael,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site (ie,photos,links,ect) in the Forum.
Make sure you stop by and read the latest Tacoma Dave ‘Triva Quiz’, learn some 2nd Cav history and you can even win a kool prize.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, or myself, or just yell out, another member may be able to help you.
And our only wish, ‘Keep it clean’, use our Real names/with Pictures(pix from back in the day, work best for searching for Brothers, but any picture will do).
And that you please tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,
Jesse Kelley



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