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Ron Lawrence commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"Hey John, remember SSG Wigley in H Company?  We were doing police call around the barracks in Hof one day when we found a pair of hot panties one of the girls from the whore house threw over the fence.  We put them in Wigley's car (E6…"
Mar 3
Dave Gettman left a comment for Ron Lawrence
"Oh, hell yeah. He also commanded the Regiment from July 1992 to July 1994, and was president of the 2d Cavalry Association for many years. This is Tom and I (I was pretty drunk by then) at a Stable Call in Vilseck, Germany, November 2008, welcoming…"
Jan 15
Ron Lawrence left a comment for John Lazaro
"John I see a bunch of guys commenting on here, and I think I remember you too.  You made one hell of an impression back in the old days.  If you graduated from the Citadel, then you're the guy I remember.  Did you ever get that…"
Jan 15
Ron Lawrence commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"I wonder if Colonel Molino even realizes what an enormous impact he had on all us 20 year old guys who discovered what it meant to be a man under his command? I remember standing for guard mount one afternoon while the Sergeant of the Guard was…"
Jan 15
Ron Lawrence posted an album

Mödlareuth, Germany

Some pictures I took on vacation in 2008 when I went back and visited. Of course, this was after reunification. Still, very odd and creepy seeing that border again. Who would believe any of us would ever get a picture from the inside of a GAK tower?
Jan 15
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Jan 15
Ron Lawrence left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
"Thanks!  I can't wait to share some memories with you guys!"
Jan 15
Ron Lawrence left a comment for Dave Gettman
"Unbelievable, Dave!  I knew (I use the term "knew" loosely - I "knew" him as well as an E-4 / E-5 could know an 0-5...lol) Lt. Colonel Molino when he took over 2nd Squadron sometime in either 83 or 84 (can't…"
Jan 15
Ron Lawrence commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"Holy smokes everyone, I can't believe it's taken me this long to find this group! My name's Ron and I was assigned to Hawg Company between 83-85.  Lot's of you guys have been commenting on names from the past, so I'm…"
Jan 15
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Bamberg

For those who served in Bamberg.
Jan 15
Sigmund Fertig left a comment for Ron Lawrence
"Welcome from an old Bamberg boy from 58/60 !"
Jan 15
Dave Gettman left a comment for Ron Lawrence
"Welcome to Dragoon Base, Ron. Tom Molino was my troop commander when I was in C Trp 1974-75. Just the other day I bought a wool shirt on eBay that belonged to Tom. Still has all the patches on it, including his name tag. I was thinking about wearing…"
Jan 15
Ron Lawrence is now a member of Dragoon Base
Jan 15

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
H Company, 2/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg, FRG
What MOS or job description did you have?
19K20
What was your rank/title?
Sp5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1983-1985
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Best years of my life. Lt. Colonel Molino turned the Cav around when he took over. I was there when we transitioned to M1s in Vielsek. Never saw a unit with more esprit de corps. I remember how many times they had to reset us during Reforger 84 because we kept wrecking the stateside boys. I even enjoyed my time in border ops up in Hof.
Tell us a little about you now.
I work for the Arizona Department of Corrections. My wife and I live just south of Winslow in the Mogollon pine forest where we plan to retire.
Phone number (Optional).
602-493-3434

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At 4:54pm on January 15, 2017, Dave Gettman said…

Oh, hell yeah. He also commanded the Regiment from July 1992 to July 1994, and was president of the 2d Cavalry Association for many years. This is Tom and I (I was pretty drunk by then) at a Stable Call in Vilseck, Germany, November 2008, welcoming the Regiment back from their final Iraq deployment.

Note the matching ties!!!

Tom and his wife have recently been touring much of the world. He has been posting pictures of their journey on Facebook.

At 10:34am on January 15, 2017, Sigmund Fertig said…

Welcome from an old Bamberg boy from 58/60 !

At 8:29am on January 15, 2017, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base, Ron.

Tom Molino was my troop commander when I was in C Trp 1974-75. Just the other day I bought a wool shirt on eBay that belonged to Tom. Still has all the patches on it, including his name tag. I was thinking about wearing it to the next 2d Cavalry Association reunion to surprise him. He is currently the Honorary Colonel of the Regiment.

 
 
 

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