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Mike Rollins
  • 57, Male
  • Castro Valley, CA
  • United States
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Mike Rollins commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"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.…"
Jun 7, 2013
Mike Rollins commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"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!!!"
May 9, 2013
Mike Rollins commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"Oh wow, I forgot about him. It's not who I was thinking of, but good memory! "
May 8, 2013
Mike Rollins commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"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."
May 7, 2013
Mike Rollins commented on Jason Hastings's group The Two Beer Limit
"Holy crap!!! I'm on it..!!!!"
Apr 29, 2013
Mike Rollins commented on Jason Hastings's group The Two Beer Limit
"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…"
Apr 29, 2013
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The Two Beer Limit

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
Apr 29, 2013
Mike Rollins commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"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…"
Apr 29, 2013
Mike Rollins commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"Bill, Capt. Ponder was the short/heavy set one. He replaced Capt. Hawkins. "
Apr 29, 2013
Mike Rollins commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"I wonder when in '83 it was taken. We were up at Camp Gates in March when I PCS'd out. I went up there for a week or so, and then caught a ride back to the Rock to out process. "
Apr 28, 2013
Mike Rollins joined Jesse Kelley's group
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Border Patrol

Many of us experienced a unique part of history patrolling the East German & Czechoslovakian Borders during the Cold war. Share those stories here with those who served on the border.See More
Apr 27, 2013
Mike Rollins commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"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…"
Apr 27, 2013
Mike Rollins commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"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…"
Apr 27, 2013
Mike Rollins commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"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…"
Apr 26, 2013
Mike Rollins commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"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…"
Apr 26, 2013
Mike Rollins commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"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…"
Apr 26, 2013

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Troop 1/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Christensen Barracks
Bindlach, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
31V (Commo)
What was your rank/title?
Spec. 4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1981-83

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At 11:31am on April 2, 2011, Dave Gettman said…
Jeez, they sure fly by, don't they? I swear I was ten years younger when I went to bed last night!
At 12:42am on April 2, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…

Thanks Mike,

I cant really say how many times I have already filled my glass, if I did someone might think I have a drinking problem. There is not a problem till I run out.

Have a great weekend!!!

At 7:34pm on March 5, 2011, Dave Gettman said…
Happy Birthday, Mike! Breaking that glass in good?
At 2:01pm on March 5, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 4:51pm on March 1, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Mike,

Your glass arrive OK? Let me know if there were any problems.

Dave

At 6:22pm on September 27, 2010, mike flewelling said…
Hey Mike seems we served together I do remember you I think. whers your photo? seens you were freinds with sgt. morris.
At 10:43am on March 5, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 11:34pm on December 3, 2009, Les Cherry said…
Hey Mike! I jsut found this site. Have you fond anyone else from the Mechanics of C Troop?
At 9:54am on April 2, 2009, Richard Spell said…
Hello, Mike, How are you?
At 6:21pm on February 21, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Mike,
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.
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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