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Robert M. Lavoie
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Ronny O. Littlejohn commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"It was a classic, great pro games Sunday, both went down to the wire."
14 hours ago
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Ronny, Jerkens love for everything OK started as a child his hero was Micky Mantle. (Guess you knew that) Most people picking favorite Bama to win and I understand why but maybe have enough left in them from OU game to pull it off, if they can keep…"
Jan 8
Ronny O. Littlejohn commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Ernie, you should have been the winner in both pro games yesterday. Very unusual play, Titan QB completed pass to his self. Some luck to this game. Georgia will not have the running yards against Alabama they had vs. O.U. Saban will make the…"
Jan 7
Dave Gettman commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Not really anybody left I want to root for Ernie, so I guess I will go with the winner of my conference, them Damn Rams. Either that, or I'm rooting for the guy driving the casualty cart in every game."
Jan 6
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"For what it’s worth my predictions for this football weekend. College Championship: Georgia over Alabama (got to love dawgs young freshmanQB) In NFL Wildcard: Atlanta over Rams, KC over Titans, Jags over Bills, Saints over Carolina."
Jan 6
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Ronny, that was some game!  Sorry about the loss for OU. I thought their was no stopping OU in the first half, then those Dawgs must have ate something during halftime. Dave it looks like we both have to find a team to root for in NFL playoffs"
Jan 2
Ronny O. Littlejohn commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"It was a thriller, best team won. Always next year for the fans but not always for the players. New players come and some move on. Losing Mayfield but have a double threat five star taking his place.( Tyler Murray) five star…"
Jan 2
Ronny O. Littlejohn commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Georgia vs. Oklahoma 4:00 P.M. today. Don't know if Gene Beck is into sports or not but flagship university from his state and mine is teeing it up for a chance to get to the big game next week. One of our teams is going to play for a so…"
Jan 1
Dave Gettman commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Yup, we both have some tough games left. But this is when the tough get going! Pep talk over. Time for hot cocoa and brandy!"
Dec 5, 2017
Shannon Ryan commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"That was a fun game to watch Dave, even my Raiders pulled off another win yesterday. hopefully you guys beat up Philadelphia enough that we can beat them in a couple of weeks. We have the Chiefs again then Dallas and then the Eagles  and finish…"
Dec 4, 2017
Dave Gettman commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Let me rephrase that....SEA-HAWKS!!!"
Dec 4, 2017
Dave Gettman commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Thanks Ernie. Gonna need it! Eagles are on a streak and gonna be hard to beat with our injured defense."
Dec 3, 2017
ErnieKeel commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Ronnie OU very impressive win, peaking at right time. QB Mayfield should be 1st or 2nd round NFL pick. Gee, maybe Giants might have a shot at him if they loose the rest of their games! LOL Very depressing NFL season for me, got into some college…"
Dec 3, 2017
Ronny O. Littlejohn commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Sooners going to the Big Show with Baker, Baker the Touchdown maker. He will be in Ernie's neighborhood in a few days to pick up a trophy. Will be the first ( walk-on ) Heisman winner in history. Wish we played next week. Oklahoma is healthy…"
Dec 2, 2017
Dave Gettman commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Sooners are kickin' ass and takin' names! Thought it was gonna be a little closer, Ronny."
Dec 2, 2017
Dave Gettman commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Parking won't be a problem either, but your tailgate party will be pretty lonely."
Nov 10, 2017

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd - Amberg
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
Infantry, red eye missile training, drove for supply officer in Amberg.
What was your rank/title?
E3 was E4 before I refused to report to KP - F the Army
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1969-1971 (drafted)
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I drove for the supply officer. Good friends with Paul Robinson (Commanding Officer's Driver). Traveled with others throughout Europe. Spent most of my time in a different state of consciousness. Tore up my pay check and told Sargent Vaugn "I quit." He put up with my antics for about a week - had to go to Nuremberg to get a new check (pay voucher). Stopped at Willy's to get one of his great homemade sandwiches, he loved our money because it was real silver! So much more. Went to see the Stones in Munich.
Tell us a little about you now.
Small business owner, married (second) with six boys, ages 8 to 35. Three grand children. Got a BA from Stonehill College in 1984. Studied theology there. Favorite authors: Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn. Things change guys and so do people!
Interests: Camping, fishing,kayaking, beekeeping, and football (Patriots). Traveled with the team (New England) in 84 and 85. I befriended many alumni and now a active participant in (Patriots) alumni events. Went fishing with John Hanna (HOF) back in June.
Do you have a web site?
http://www.phonecrd.com
Phone number (Optional).
NEW CELL 401-486-7656 home 401-647-4614
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Paul Robinson, Mike Boyd, Tom B. and many others.? Kerr - Larry S.- Kurt Warner (the dealer) - Mulholland. Miss and love you guys. Where is Lynn Hill??? Want to shake his warm hand again. How about Ron Long and Michael Becker. Still searching back for more names - help me. More names from the past: George Friend, Sargent Marion, Sgt. Russel, Sgt. French and Sgt. Vaugn.

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Israel's History is a lesson for all Nations: Have we abandoned God?

A commentary worth reading by Ben Stein:

Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as Holiday Trees for the first time this year, which prompted CBS presenter, Ben Stein, to present this piece which I would like to share with you.



The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.



My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was…

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Posted on December 31, 2012 at 9:30am

Christmas 2012 - with love and kindness

A Christmas Story for the Children of the World

It was about one in the morning on Christmas Day when little Billy made his way from his bedroom, where he was suppose to be sleeping, to the living room where a Christmas Tree was standing with all his presents below it. With scotch tape in his hand, Billy's plan was to carefully unwrap all his presents to make sure he got what he asked for and then carefully re-wrap them so his parents would never know what he had…

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Posted on December 19, 2012 at 2:00pm

Memorial Day Memorial

Memorial Day Memorial

On this Memorial Day, 2012 I would like to remember and share with you four of my Uncles on the Lavoie side who served their Country during the Second World War, two of which continued on to serve for over thirty years. All four are deceased. From the youngest to the oldest they are:

Sgt. Edgar Lavoie – Served as a career soldier in the US Air Force from the 1940's to the 70's. He fought in three wars. He died a few years after his…

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Posted on May 28, 2012 at 7:06am — 1 Comment

No Place for Anonymity

No Place for Anonymity

Dragoon Base has become for me an important link to a group of wonderful men and women who have served their Country in the Second Armored Calvary – the same unit I was in during the Vietnam War. The time, effort and energy that goes into designing and maintaining this site is a credit to all those involved. It is educational, informative and entertaining as we all reveal…

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Posted on January 2, 2012 at 9:19am — 11 Comments

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At 2:05pm on February 25, 2017, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Robert good to see you back on base. Enjoy your birthday to the fullest as I am sure you will, I also enjoyed seeing that comeback in the Super Bowl.

At 12:00pm on February 25, 2017, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…

Bob,we hope you have a great day and a Happy Birthday !!!!!!!!!

At 11:59am on February 25, 2017, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…

At 6:15pm on February 24, 2017, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

LAVOIE is BACK.  Please stay this time. I will be nice. Really missed you.

At 9:51am on February 24, 2017, Sigmund Fertig said…

An early "BIRTHDAY GREETING" from a fellow trooper, blessings !

At 8:06pm on February 25, 2016, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Happy Birthday Robert. I hope you and yours are well. 

At 10:37am on February 25, 2016, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…

Bob,hope you are enjoying your day.Happy Birthday !!!!!!!!!!!

At 11:17am on February 24, 2016, Sigmund Fertig said…

" HAPPY BIRTHDAY " trooper !

At 8:10pm on February 25, 2015, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Lavoie. I hope you are enjoying life and that all is well.

At 12:47pm on February 25, 2015, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…

Buddy,Happy Birthday where ever you are or have been.Have a good one.

 
 
 

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