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Thomas Blaszkiewicz
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  • Depew, NY
  • United States

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The Forgotten Seventh Army
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis K. Hansen Apr 22, 2013.

Happy Holidays To All
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Blaszkiewicz Dec 15, 2011.

Video Thanking The Troops

Started Apr 12, 2010

 

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Latest Activity

Alan Scott Adams left a comment for Thomas Blaszkiewicz
"Thomas, I have been busy via my job as I have been traveling quite a bit.  We officially left that Communist dump called NYC and moved to the GREAT state of Florida."
Aug 5
Thomas Blaszkiewicz commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Mike,you were a good friend to me both on the computer and the telephone.Your last detail is finished rest in peace."
Jul 14
Thomas Blaszkiewicz commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Tom,sorry for your loss try to stay strong."
Jun 16
Thomas Blaszkiewicz left a comment for Alan Scott Adams
"Where have you been lately.?????????"
May 2
Thomas Blaszkiewicz commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Getting old ,almost forget yesterday,50 years ago I left Pond Barracks to get on the big bird and ETS,Time really flys by."
Mar 14
Thomas Blaszkiewicz left a comment for TONY D WILSON
"I was in HQ Troop with Redeye from 9/69-3/71.For awhile Tom was in the same room as me.My phone number is on my page,call me I can't get you on your phone."
Jan 22
Thomas Blaszkiewicz commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave or anyone else,how do I save my page and my pictures??Thanks."
Jan 4
Thomas Blaszkiewicz commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good article,Shannon and Happy New Year !!!!!!!!!!!"
Jan 2
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New Year

Happy New Year to all on Dragoonbase.!!!!!!!!!
Dec 31, 2020
Thomas Blaszkiewicz commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"To all the troopers near and far,Merry Christmas and have A Happy New Year !!!!!!!!"
Dec 24, 2020
Thomas Blaszkiewicz commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Dec 24, 2020
Thomas Blaszkiewicz posted a status
"Print still screwed up."
Dec 10, 2020
Thomas Blaszkiewicz posted a photo

Happy Thanksgiving

To all the troopers on Dragoon base.
Nov 25, 2020
Thomas Blaszkiewicz commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Happy Birthday Harold,stay healthy and safe."
Nov 16, 2020
Thomas Blaszkiewicz commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Nov 16, 2020
Thomas Blaszkiewicz updated their profile
Aug 3, 2020

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HQ Troop 3/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks-- Amberg,Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
11B4R6---- Redeye Gunner
What was your rank/title?
SGT-E 5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
9/1969-3/1971
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Had a great time,I was drafted,sent to Germany instead of Viet Nam.Great bunch of guys in Amberg,To bad Pond Barracks is gone.Had a good time with my Redeye group.Still in touch with a bunch of them.
Tell us a little about you now.
Travel a lot ,go to Germany ever few years,retired from the Pepsi Bottling group in 2006.My photo with my wife was taken in2001 when we went to Germany on vacation and we stopped in Amberg for a few days.
Phone number (Optional).
716-683-4334 .
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
LynnHill,(found) Keith Brewer(found),Gregory Anthon (deceased),Joseph Musser(deceased ),,Richard Childers,Jim Mullins,Richard Kerr(deceased),,Terry Morris,Robert Clark, Cliff Barr(found),,Terry Foster(deceased),Robert Dionne (found),Louis Frye(found),,CSM Charles McQuerry(deceased),David Bodie(found),James Clendenen (found),Andrew Millsaps(deceased),John Boyd (deceased ),Kip Miller (found ),Charles Koenig (found),Robert ( RC )Johnson (found ),
John Orlando-K-Troop-Cook-Mess Hall &Officers Club (found),
Richard Hornkohl (found),Darwin Leckington (found),Paul Etenhoffer (found),David Glamm(found),George Smith(deceased ),Robert Lavoie(found),Eliot Kimble(found),Dale Swanberg(found),Skip Kostecka (found ),Bruce Loudermilk (found ),Anthony Alfer (found ),Ralph Heinz (found ),John McDonough (deceased),Holger Hellwig (found ),Gary Meads (found ),Michael Jeary (found ),Paul Nagengast (found ),Charles Frisino (found ),Gary Mason (found ),CWO B.J. (Fritz ) Mintz (deceased),1st..SGT.Dave Vaughn(deceased ),1st.SGT.Guy Wiggins (deceased ),Carl Backgren (found ),Mark Stewart (found ),Ed Longstreet (found ),Neal Mars (deceased ),Bruce Harrelson (deceased ).Kenneth McClung (found ),Paul Robinson (found ),

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Dragoonbase

It is 5:17 PM on Friday and the site is up and running.I want to thank a couple of guy with trying to get this site up again.Ed Russell ,Dave Gettman and S.Banks.and myself.So everything is back to normal.

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 5:19pm — 2 Comments

SMLM CARD

This was a Soviet Military Liaison Mission card.Used on Soviet auto's or trucks driving in Germany.

Posted on April 28, 2009 at 9:19pm — 2 Comments

Who Remembers

Another old one!! The little German store on the way to Nurnberg.In the early 70's we called it Queer Willy's.He made you a sandwich and gave you a drink for just about nothing.He took the money out of your hand.Great guy always took care of the GI's . Anyone remember??? Tom.

Posted on February 22, 2009 at 8:43pm — 4 Comments

Years Ago

An old one.Anyone remember what and where was NATO TWO-THREE.Did a week of guard duty there in 1970.

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 5:31pm — 5 Comments

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At 3:29pm on August 5, 2021, Alan Scott Adams said…

Thomas,

I have been busy via my job as I have been traveling quite a bit.  We officially left that Communist dump called NYC and moved to the GREAT state of Florida.

At 11:52am on May 31, 2020, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Thomas enjoy the day. Hope to see you at the reunion next year.

At 8:58pm on May 14, 2020, Kerry M. Carroll, Jr said…

Nope that not him.

At 2:42pm on May 12, 2020, Kerry M. Carroll, Jr said…

I know he was in G Troop 2/2 ACR

At 2:36pm on May 12, 2020, Kerry M. Carroll, Jr said…

Not sure remember his first name. I know he was a Sgt. Both of us ended up at Fort Stewart in B Troop 2/9 Cav. The unit was suppose to Get M551 but was changed to M60s. Seeing how both had experience on tanks they made TC on M60s. It was a hoot for us.

i know we both reported in the same day wearing our black beret from 2/2. The CSM, and our 1Sg to be said now that what to to see, Beret on all his troops.

At 3:24am on March 19, 2020, Paul Raymond Robinson said…

Hey Tom, I finally got around to joining the Dragoonbase!  I'll try to upload some pictures soon--I have a bunch with, who else--Bob Lavoie!!!  Some of Major Blake too.

At 2:05pm on December 21, 2018, Dennis Hughes said…
Hi Thomas,
Was feeling nostalgic, trying to recall some old memories as they seemingly are disappearing faster than time itself, thinking about my fellow soldiers, and time in Amberg...ran across your posts about Redeye. Was in M Company, as an E2 and M60 tank driver, #31 I think, when during mid-year of 1971, I was transferred to HQTroop and the Redeye unit and promoted as an acting E5, squad leader and training NCO. I believe that there was a Gregory that was charged with NCO of the 6 squads. Seems we were short staffed, squads were basically leader, driver , jeep/trailer and simulator redeye. I used to plan for training missions at a reservoir located atop a mountain.
Would love to pry out more of those treasured memories. Will send what ever photos I can find soon., Dennis Hughes
At 12:27pm on May 31, 2018, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Thomas. Have a great day. Hope to see you at the reunion next year.

At 5:27pm on September 19, 2017, Joseph Halter said…

Thank you brother.

At 12:35pm on February 25, 2017, Robert M. Lavoie said…

I may be a lot of things but I will never admit to being "old". 

At 9:48pm on September 20, 2016, Joseph Halter said…

Thank You very much.

At 1:57pm on July 26, 2016, Wayne Dixon said…

TOM B>  WOULD YOU SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS AGAIN WHEN MY UNIT WENT DOWN I LOSTA LOTOF INFORMATION>
WAYNE DIXON
wedtx@aol.com

At 1:00am on June 1, 2016, Dennis K. Hansen said…

Happy Birthday Thomas.. hope you had a great day...Prost

At 8:13pm on May 31, 2016, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Thomas, I hope it was a good one!

At 1:44pm on May 25, 2016, Ed paquette said…

thanks for the well wishes and compliment on the book by Jack Tarvin (I only added a couple stories) -I don't go to this site often -still working full-time in Hampton NH but will try to get on more often.  We're having a reunion in Oregon Aug 25 if anyone is interested.  thanks, Ed Paquette

At 2:26pm on March 7, 2016, Melvin L. Utz said…

Tom,

No all my family is from Va. Looking for several buddys, maybe you can help,

1. Vergial Horton, Va. area

2 Eugene Westerfelt, Nj area.

Jack Bullock, Baltimore Md area,

All in 2nd cav 57 thru 60

Any help will be greatfuly  apperated.

                                                                       M.L. Utz

At 3:46pm on November 30, 2015, Lawrence Stanley Snow(DUSTY)SSG said…
Thank you
At 12:15pm on June 8, 2015, Frank L Moseley said…

Thank You Tom B.

Hope to have a good day. Twixt the wife, the Doc's and mesel'... I am trying.... Lord knows I can be trying!  LOL

At 12:30pm on May 31, 2015, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday today Thomas enjoy your day.

At 5:37pm on December 5, 2014, michael patrick long said…

Thomas thanks for the photo of mark keith maybe you could help everytime I go to load my pics it is coming up with an error message am I doing something wrong the pics are small and don't exceed the size

 
 
 

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