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Robert M. Lavoie
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  • Foster, RI
  • United States
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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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