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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.


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”


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.


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?
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.
At 11:14pm on December 12, 2009, Tom Costine said…
Dave: Thanks for the info I will look into it. I'll try to buy it.
At 10:23pm on December 12, 2009, Dave Gettman said…
Thought you might like to know that there is a 1933 3rd Cavalry Regimental history book up for auction on eBay. I know it's a couple years before your time, but it is an excellent resource for unit history. You can see it by clicking on this link.........HISTORY OF 3RD US CAVALRY
At 6:22pm on April 28, 2009, Patrick cavdoc Biddy said…
Joe, I have a 1954 year book. I could not locate that name. Possibly a different spelling? There is a name Asleson but he looks caucasion .Would you happen to have a photo? I'll go through the rest of the book as he might have been moved to another BN.

At 5:43pm on April 28, 2009, Joe Alston (Henry Gast ) said…
Hello Tom. Great to read about your experience at the rock. I think that my father, who I have never meet may have been stationed at the Chriatensen Barracks sometime around 1953-1955. Would you know anyone that was around during that time. I am trying to locate some information. Any help would be apperciated. Thanks

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