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Speed Thomas left a comment for Charles J. Awot
"Hey Trooper. Actually, I believe I do remember you! How about a picture. As I recall, you had a great sense of humor. Long ago and far away. I've been in touch with John Moncure. He's still a hoot. Good hearing fro you. Speed Thomas"
Jul 6, 2014
Speed Thomas left a comment for Jim Russell
"Jim, Give me a shot at esthomas3@earthlink.net"
Jul 3, 2012
Jeffrey C Havens left a comment for Speed Thomas
"Hi Speed,hope all is well. I just read THE GULF WAR and was delightfully suprised to see Col. Tony Issacs name as one of the interviewed for the book.Also was pleased to see that he commanded the 1st Squad. in the conlict. Never know when you will…"
Feb 2, 2012
James (Jimmy) Adcock left a comment for Speed Thomas
"Hello Capt. Thomas, Great to hear from you. Lt. Moncure was Platoon Leader & Sargent Ritter was my Platoon Sargent. I left from Graft when we were qualifying. My Father had a massive heart attack & I took an emergency leave. After my leave…"
Dec 17, 2011
Speed Thomas commented on donald freeman's photo
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Some more buddies at the rock

"Jimmy, Left side, middle pic. Guy on the right, humpy elder, perhaps?"
Dec 6, 2011
Speed Thomas left a comment for James (Jimmy) Adcock
"Hi jimmy, Thanks for your note, nice to hear from you. It's been a long time. Who was your platoon leader in A Troop. That'll help me put some context on who was doing what to whom. PT seemed to be a good rallying point for A Troop that…"
Dec 5, 2011
James (Jimmy) Adcock left a comment for Speed Thomas
"Hello Capt. Thomas,I was in 1st. platoon 1973. Oh yes I remember the PT campaign, walking down the hills while running up  the hills in the snow but it was good for us I guess ha ha. I really enjoyed my tour & being part of the 2nd. Cav.…"
Nov 21, 2011
Speed Thomas left a comment for Frank Graham
"Hey Frank, Been a long time. Just got into this site a couple of weeks ago. Give me a shot|: esthomas3@earthlink.net Have been in touch with Bill Barry, John Moncure, Dave Bird and Tony Isaacs. Speed Thomas Bindlach, 73-75 S-4 & A Troop"
Apr 25, 2011
David O. Bird left a comment for Speed Thomas
"Speed - greetings!  Glad to hear from you - e-mail me at bird.david@comcast.net - don't really like "social networking"  - Dave"
Apr 22, 2011
greg miller left a comment for Speed Thomas
"College park, I left Bindlach in "79 (wife in states gifted me a ton of bills-ETS to handle things, wish i'd had stayed) Greg Miller"
Apr 22, 2011
Speed Thomas left a comment for Bob Young
"Bob: 3.5 years as Rgt S-3, what were you thinking?!  I'll always remember you in the 1/2 S-3 shop; I don't think you ever slept nor went home.  Have you been in touch with Bill Crouch recently?"
Apr 22, 2011
Speed Thomas left a comment for greg miller
"Hi Gregg:   Where are you in Florida?  Weve been here since I retired in '89. Speed"
Apr 22, 2011
greg miller left a comment for Speed Thomas
"  Welcome to Dragoon Base neighbor!  I don't know about you but I'm kinda missing those nice summer days we had around the Rock as compared to what we're coming into here in central florida!  regards, Greg Miller, C…"
Apr 22, 2011
Speed Thomas left a comment for Bob Young
"Hi Bob:   great to see you up on the net.  It's been a long time!  Have been in contact with both John Moncure and Bill Barry via this site and off-line as well.  Amazed to see how many of the gang that was there while I was…"
Apr 22, 2011
Speed Thomas left a comment for Bill Barry
"bingo! There are some quirks to this site which are mostly operator headspace errors. My email is: esthomas3@earthlink.net. Give me a shot. Speed"
Apr 20, 2011
Speed Thomas left a comment for Bill Barry
"Hey Bill, I Think I left you a note last week but haven't heard back from you. Thought I'd give it another try. Have been exchanging emails with John Moncure. What a great ride he's had! Also been in touch with Mike Hall (F Troop).…"
Apr 20, 2011

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT, S-4
A Troop, Cdr
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
71204-5
What was your rank/title?
CPT
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Jan 1973 - May 1975
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired (Twice)
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
John Moncure
Tony Isaacs
Joe Duncan
Tom Leney
Jackie Packer
Bob Pollard
Dave Bird (D Co)
John Willett
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At 4:33pm on February 2, 2012, Jeffrey C Havens said…

Hi Speed,hope all is well. I just read THE GULF WAR and was delightfully suprised to see Col. Tony Issacs name as one of the interviewed for the book.Also was pleased to see that he commanded the 1st Squad. in the conlict. Never know when you will discover things about those in your past.Great guy.  Take care. Jeff

At 2:14pm on December 21, 2011, Bill Barry said…

Speed,

 

Exchanged emails with Cal Hosmer.  The Govers visited with them last summer so it was great that you'd tickled my memory bank about Don as well.  They live in Fort Worth. Cal said to give you his best.

Bill

At 2:40pm on December 17, 2011, James (Jimmy) Adcock said…

Hello Capt. Thomas, Great to hear from you. Lt. Moncure was Platoon Leader & Sargent Ritter was my Platoon Sargent. I left from Graft when we were qualifying. My Father had a massive heart attack & I took an emergency leave. After my leave was up I got reassigned to the 19 th. replacement Sq. @ Ft. Bragg only 42 miles from my home. I ETS in Dec. 21st.1973. I posted some new pics hope you check them out. Hope You Have A Merry Christmas God Bless Our Troops & God Bless The USA. Spec.4 Jimmy Adcock. Scout Out. Always Ready.

At 1:35am on November 21, 2011, James (Jimmy) Adcock said…

Hello Capt. Thomas,I was in 1st. platoon 1973. Oh yes I remember the PT campaign, walking down the hills while running up  the hills in the snow but it was good for us I guess ha ha. I really enjoyed my tour & being part of the 2nd. Cav. from the Rock. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. God be with you  & Your Family. Spec.4 James Adcock. Scouts Out & Always Ready.

At 9:47am on April 22, 2011, David O. Bird said…
Speed - greetings!  Glad to hear from you - e-mail me at bird.david@comcast.net - don't really like "social networking"  - Dave
At 9:06am on April 22, 2011, greg miller said…
College park, I left Bindlach in "79 (wife in states gifted me a ton of bills-ETS to handle things, wish i'd had stayed) Greg Miller
At 8:31am on April 22, 2011, greg miller said…

 

Welcome to Dragoon Base neighbor!  I don't know about you but I'm kinda missing those nice summer days we had around the Rock as compared to what we're coming into here in central florida!  regards, Greg Miller, C troop mechanic

At 9:32pm on April 20, 2011, Bill Barry said…
Speed,
I received this one, but apparently not the one you sent earlier.

I've bumped into John Moncure on here, but am not really aware of what he's been up to.
Maybe the best way to connect initially is by email.  Mine is bbarry8417@gmail.com what's yours?

Bill
At 9:31pm on April 18, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Yes I do, and this is the only picture I have of him. I think it was FTX, and Sgt. Villie ran over his jeep, actually only the gun tube hit the jeep. He was not happy. We got along pretty well, I talked him into giving us bus to go to a 3 day concert, which he did, but only the one way. We had to find our own way back, walked all Sunday night from Wurzburg to Bamberg, to make it to Monday morning formation.
At 8:32pm on April 12, 2011, Bill Barry said…

Speed,

It's been a long time!  Write if you get a chance and leave me an email.  I'll reply.

 

Bill

 
 
 

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