"Yep....looks pretty close to what I remember, though not exactly how I recall it. Course, mine would be 17 years after this one of yours came out, Robert...and the last time I saw mine was over 30 years ago....so you know what I'm…"
"I'd appreciate that, Paul.
If memory serves, they were printed on very heavy cardstock and featured a horse mounted cavalryman with the usual beautiful letting written in calligraphy. On the bottom would be your name and the years you…"
"How many of you remember the old 2nd ACR Border Certificates we used to be issued at the end of our tours (at least we used to get them back in the mid 80's)?
I thought I saw somewhere on this site that you could get a replica if you wanted to…"
"Nice, Glenn.....but if you want to impress me, give me directions to that House Of Ill Repute that was right across the street! LOL...
And by the way, Bob, if you're going back for a visit, make sure you stop and see the museum they have…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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?
"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…"
"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…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
H Company, 2/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
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.
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.
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.