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Tom Costine
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  • St. Clairsville, Ohio
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gene gunia left a comment for Tom Costine
"tom,please let me know when you release your new book but don't wait too long I am pushing 82. you should watch and post on harry warners old timers group.every once in awhile when somebody kicks the bee hive theres a lot of…"
Wednesday
Tom Costine commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"Dave, good to hear from you, yes I,ve been to the Hofbrau Hasus in Columbus,  I never thought about they might have a carry out.  My son lives up there and I'll have him check.  I don't drive that much anymore. Thankd tom"
Tuesday
Tom Costine commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"Gene, yes that is my book, I w4ro9te about 15 years ago.  I've got anot6her one readey to go ,if I ever finish it.  Thanks for reading it.   Tom"
Monday
Tom Costine commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"Thank you Ryan I appreciate that.  Tom"
Apr 15
Tom Costine commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"I haven't been on here for a while coup-le of years.  Davfe Gettman gave me an address several years ago of a German bgeer distributor in Virginia.  It worked , but now they can't mail into Ohio any more.  anyone got any…"
Apr 14
Tom Costine commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"Been a long time since I commented nhere.  I also knew the fire chief in1955 when Iwas there.  He told severa lof us that the first American he saw was a tank coming out of GoldKronach which was across the valley from the motorpool. …"
Dec 20, 2015
Tom Costine commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"I was not one of them."
Dec 6, 2014
Tom Costine commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"Had a similar incidentt happen in Hq Co in1956 with a fraulein.There were 8 of us in room 7 or 8 on the first floor of Hq. Co , one night I got up to go to the john walked out to the hallway  down to the restroom and as met by a naked fraulein…"
Dec 6, 2014

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
I served in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment from 1955 to 1958
Where were you stationed?
Fort George G. Meade, Md and AP Hill, Va basic at Fort Knox , Ky. all from January of 55 till August of 55 then to Bindlach , Germany for the remainder of my enlistment.
What MOS or job description did you have?
Tanker
What was your rank/title?
SP-4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
I was never in the 2nd Cav.
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was in Hq Co, 1st Battalion 3rd Cav for the entire period in Germany. I was supply clerk and drove the mess truck Hq-15 on field trips also at various times Hq 14 the supply truck deuce and a halfs. transfered to mess hall in early 57 for balance of time in Germany. Two of my friends and our wives went back to Germany and Bindlach in 99 went to Normandy two years later . Would like to go back again within the next two years, hopefully.
Tell us a little about you now.
I was in the serrvice station business for 30 years and in politics at the same time , still in politics and retired from the State of Ohio highway department in 1996.
Do you have a web site?
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At 8:33pm on April 17, 2018, gene gunia said…

tom,please let me know when you release your new book but don't wait too long I am pushing 82. you should watch and post on harry warners old timers group.every once in awhile when somebody kicks the bee hive theres a lot of activity.

   gene

At 10:46am on December 16, 2011, Andrei Lofton said…

Hello Mr. Costine,
Thank you for the time spent looking at my photos.. I  have many more and will post others soon.

As for Dad he passed away almost 20 years ago.. he was only 54.

He like you was in  HQ . I  will have to check with my older brother for the company he was assigned.
I need to  add more info to his\my profile.

I have some other info  you might find of interest….
I think I read a post from you about the man who  collected laundry from the base. His business was
across the street from the base entry gate. Sadly he too has passed away and his son’s aquired the property.
 
That was in turn bought by my stepfather and it is where I live now and where the photos were taken.

The large hall is still intact ,where the laundry was processed, and a living quarters is located in the rear, next to the cliff.

I checked the name with Horst (my stepfather) and it was indeed the same man.

Thanks again for your message and “Take Care”

Andrei

At 1:08pm on July 12, 2011, Laney Rich said…

Tom, Interesting! A branch of the family from Mass. All that I know about the Rich name is from immigrants who came down through the northeast and wound up in the southeast states. I am from Alabama myself.

I did know one Rich in Korea from New York, but that's about it.

Laney

At 4:11pm on July 11, 2011, Laney Rich said…
Hello Tom,

No, my father was never in Germany, but I did have a brother in the 4th Armd Div at Ferris Bks, Erlangen from 58 to 60. Did you know someone at the Rock with the last name Rich?
Laney
At 1:13pm on May 29, 2011, Martin Osterdahl said…
Thanks, I was there Nov 75 till May 78.
At 9:59am on December 24, 2010, PHILIP SHERIDAN GREAVES said…
Thanks Tom for correcting me about the Taxi stand across the street.  I've been calling it Pete's and you are correct it was Fritz's.
At 11:48pm on December 21, 2010, PHILIP SHERIDAN GREAVES said…
Hello Tom.  My Grandfather who I never knew was born in 1896 and died in 1922, his name was Philip Henry Sheridan, the same as the Generals.  I have been told all of my life that we are related to the General.  Gen. P.H. Sheridan's parents and my Great Grandparents all came from the same section of Ireland.  I believe it is County Mayo.  Thanks for your interest.
At 5:59pm on March 8, 2010, Jeffrey C Havens said…
My mistake Tom,it was Zanesville where we built the Rubys.We put addition on the PizzaHut in St Clairs.Good to here from you
At 4:21pm on March 5, 2010, Jeffrey C Havens said…
Hi Tom,I see your from St.Cairsville,your just up the road from me.I'm down here in Albany just outside of Athens.Ihelded build that Ruby Tuesday up there.
At 10:35am on December 13, 2009, Dave Gettman said…
My pleasure Tom. Good luck.
 
 
 

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