"I remember a similar thing happening during CAPSTONE in '81 or '82. If I remember correctly, it wasn't a 2nd ACR tank, but one of the other participating units. I think the tank was going across a field, and the snow covered a pond.…"
"I remember now when Roach made E-5. And I definitely remember then-Lt Marshall. Both real good guys. And CPT Porchia was a great S-2. He tried to talk me into extending when I was going to PCS. I should have listened to him!!!"
"Bill - Internet still good, just been crazy busy. Hey, do you remember a guy named Chuck? I think he left early or mid 82. He was the only corporal we had. Pretty sure he was a scout. Driving me crazy trying to think of his last name."
"I'm new to the group, so forgive me if I'm overstating the obvious...the 2 beer limit being talked about is referring only to the border camps and other training sites, right? When I was there ('81-83) there was a 2 beer limit at Camp…"
All things beer. Dedicated to the two beer limit (Border Camp, Grafenwoehr, BNCOC at Hohensfel, etc) Share your favorite beer stories or beer news or beer anything. Beer, beer, beer, beer, beer....See More
"Well, sometimes doing internet searches can bring unexpected results. After reading about the Troop photo from Robert Haynes, I got curious about Lt. Pinkus. It appears that he was murdered in Colorado in 2010. I haven't seen a death…"
"I agree with you about Lt. Johnson. He was quiet, but solid. Just a great guy. It doesn't surprise me that Fuss made it to CSM. I didn't know him well, but he was all in, Army all the way. I got along well with 1SG Collins. We had some…"
"I definitely remember Lt Pinkus being our platoon leader. For some reason I was thinking he might have made 1LT and moved over to the XO spot. But that doesn't seem too likely.
I just remembered another 2LT…Pete Brigham. I…"
"A quick Foote story…a much smaller dude picked a fight with Foote in one of the hallways of the barracks. He soon realized he screwed up when Foote started toward him. Remember when each floor had the triangle and bar as a fire alarm? The guy…"
"Hi John. It's possible Top Collins could have been in Amberg. Or, it could have been a different Colins. He was on the Rock in C Troop in 81-82 until he got injured. He came back to Bindlach for a while, I think to B Troop. I suppose some guys…"
"Mike, that deuce and a half is sweet! Very nice. I keep in touch with Jimmy Lynch (we were stationed at Ft. Riley together after Germany). I touched base with Rivera in NY about 6 yrs ago. And Sgt. Young contacted me 6 or 7 yrs ago. I talk to…"
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