"Well Thank you Bob, I will let Danny know next time I talk with him! Wow, was it great seeing him and Linda and I are hoping he and his wife will come up next year to visit. He does construction, and I believe he at one point had his own…"
"Man oh man, you guys look great Louis! Are you guys using hair dye or have you just lived great lives? I'm thinking the latter. Your beard looks great BTW. One second after I retired I stopped shaving and grew a pretty cool beard (Mary said I…"
"Hello Bob, I wanted to send you a couple of pictures of Danny (he doesn't look like he has aged any) and myself and also of him and his wife Naomi. It had been almost exactly 35 years since we last seen each other. In the 2 days we spent with…"
"Wow Bob! I'm glad to hear she did fine and hopefully Mary will be back on the slopes this upcoming ski season! I also broke my leg a few seasons ago, it was a clean break all the way around my fibula, but unlike Mary, I was very embarrassed and…"
"Hi Louis. As always it's great to hear from you.
I remember Danny very well. You guys were a great team on and off duty. Please be sure to tell him that I said hi and hope he is doing well. Guess he couldn't get enough Artillery stuff as…"
"Good Morning Bob!, I'm about to go down to Midland for a family reunion and the reason I'm mentioning this is because on our way back, we are coming up through Dallas and to Tulsa, OK. This is where Danny Vega lives nowadays. I don't…"
"Bob, we had a great time Steamboat! And I want to Thank you for the tip on places to eat, I hit 2 of the 3 places and I enjoyed the breakfast immensely! It was beautiful up there, we had frost on Sunday morning and then it heated up to about 70 or…"
"Oh, one final note. Do not speed coming through Rabbit Ears Pass (not one mph over!!) which is just before Steamboat as we have 3 'agencies' competing for your dollars (CO State Police; Routt County Sheriffs; Steamboat Police).…"
"Thanks Bob for the breakfast tips, will definitely have to go those places for chow!. I will for sure be bringing a couple of jackets! LOL! It got real chilly here this morning. We'll be heading up to the Springs around noon here.
"Very cool, Louis. And let's count on you coming up to the house for dinner, etc.
BTW, be sure to have breakfast at the Shack and Winonas while you are up here this week. Always good places to have chow with the locals. Creekside Cafe also has…"
I would love to go out for a beer and have you come up to the house. Unfortunately, I'm on a business trip right now and won't be in town. Figures, after all these years I'm going to miss you. Let's count on getting…"
"Hello Robert, I wanted to let you know that I will be in Steamboat this coming weekend Sept. 28 thru 30th. I was also wondering if you might want to go have a beer and talk about old times from the Bayreuth days! Give me a call at 303-766-5160…"
We always enjoyed our bachelors. :)
Shawn is in Phoenix. He and Barb are still working as teachers; hopefully he can retire one of these days. He sent us a photo recently of his most recent golden puppy who is much better looking than…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
How Battery, 1st Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Bayreuth and Bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
13A5P: Field Artillery Officer;
Forward Observer; Fire Direction Officer; Executive Officer; 'All the shitty little extra duty officer stuff'. :)
What was your rank/title?
2LT and 1LT
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Long, fun days topped off with great German beer and food
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired as LTC. Served several tours at Fort Bragg; Master Parachutist; Commanded 2 artillery batteries in the 82d Division Artillery; Bn S3 in Gulf War; grad school at Syracuse; stationed overseas in Germany, Italy, Thailand, Saudi Arabia (crap hole!), and Iraq (crappier hole!)
Where is Shawn Tierney now? I spoke with Bill Eicher a couple of years ago. If I never said it before, I will now. Thanks to you and Mary for all the meals for us bachelors and letting me crash at your place before I DEROSed. You guys were the BEST! You need to come to KC so I can repay you a little. I think Dennis P. Malcor is a retired MG and lives near Ft. Knox now.
Good to hear from you and Mary. Marsha and I are in the Kansas City area. Been here since I left the Army in 1982. We are both retired since 2007. Doing well. Both of us retired from Hallmark Cards, but I worked another 5 years for UMB Bank in HR. After Bindlach I went to Armor Officer Advanced course, flight school, Cobra transition, 1/4 Cav at Ft. Riley, 4/12 Cav at Ft. Polk, left the army from there. What did you do with your VW Thing?
Robet - rermember you fomback in the good ole days. I arrived in Bayreuth in the spring of 74 and streched out that assignment until the Sprig of 83. Returned then to CONUS for 15 months and then back to Bayreuth until Dec 96 whenI returned to Minnesota. I went back every ear ortwo until 09 when my my llungs gave out on me and put a halt to my flying and overseas travel.
Also noted you remember "Top" Miller. Great guy! Still lives near Bayreuth.
When my dad was in the 2d Cav, 1953-55, we lived in Bayreuth right across the street from the officer's club on Parsifalstrasse, just across the park from the Wagner Opera Haus. Spent my first two birthdays there. Dad was the 1st Battalion (battalions instead of squadrons then) motors officer.
My brother shot out all the windows in the motor pool at sub-post in Bayreuth with his slingshot when he was six years old. Good times!
Yeah, we actually got in a little trouble over that photo. The tank sits next to the main gate at Rose Barracks in Vilseck. Security guy (German) got pissed because we were taking photos near the front gate and almost took our cameras.
Welcome to Dragoon Base, Robert. I left the Rock when you got there. I left in February '75...was in C Troop.
Visited the Rock in 2008 and 2011. Not many of the original buildings left. We were the first barracks inside the gate when I was there, but heard How Battery got new barracks next to ours later after I left.