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At 1:37pm on September 13, 2015, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Mike, enjoy the day, see you at Valley Forge.

At 1:36pm on September 13, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Happy birthday, Mike!

At 6:25pm on December 17, 2012, Dale Cogdell said…

Good to hear from you and so quickly. It's been 35 years! Wow, time flies. Dale

At 6:19pm on December 17, 2012, Dale Cogdell said…

Mike, do you remember me from good old Bamberg? Dale Cogdell. I still have a picture of you passed-out with a bottle on your chest! How did we live through all the crazy stuff? Send me a line. I saw John Morrisette before I moved to Knoxville, Tn.

At 1:37pm on October 24, 2012, Victor Martinez said…


I appreciate the birthday greeting my friend, thanks! Toujours Pret!!


At 8:17pm on April 1, 2012, James F. Burgos said…

Dang, Mike.  Lookin' at those Bikes makes me drool, but I remember the reconstructive surgery very well.  NO THANKS !  I mentioned being a Teamster, and I remember, too often, the Coroner picking up pieces of bikers splattered along the highway !   Back in '66, in my first year of College, some dumb old bitch pullet her old Ford Station Wagon out of a driveway, right in front of me.  Tried to go head first right through her passenger door !  Had the bike repaired, and SOLD IT !  Don't feel safe lessen' I have 18 wheels under me !  Once again, thanks for being my AMIGO !  ( that's IRISH, like me Mum taught me. )

At 5:21pm on February 13, 2012, John G Boyd said…

Thanks a ton for the b'day wish, Mike.

I still love that side-car, althogh I never "Learned" to pilot one; We had a three-wheeled bike at fedex to get around the warehouse on, i drove into a wall every time!

Big-Bad biker dude, can't even ride a three-wheeled bicycle, I got so embarrased that I quit trying.  

At 4:57pm on September 21, 2011, R C Johnson said…
Hey Mike, I love the side car, how does it ride? Had to put the project bike on hold due to my wifes illness, but it will be built. Got to get it ready before John Boyd retires, so we can have a gatherin, you are invited.  We are a coupla yrs older, but its all good.  RC
At 5:13pm on September 13, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Happy birthday brother. Hope all is well.

At 11:30am on September 13, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all us at DragoonBase!!!
At 2:53pm on July 21, 2011, John G Boyd said…

I am reading a book by a former teacher in BAMBERG. She is telling the stories of the cav and the engineers and maybe the artillery , too. But I am not a brother of those who, like her, were civilians, and did not have to pull guard duty at the ammo dump, pull kp or any ot the other bs the army gave us.

I am glat to have you as a friend and thank you for listing you ph one number.

by the way, I lived in Joplin for nearly ten years, 72 - 81 - we all know what happenned there recently, but I learned a lot about the world in Missouri, almost as much as I learned in the ARMY. I left alot of friends in J-Town  and now am trying to piece together as many survivors.

Thanks again for making me a friend.


At 1:28pm on January 20, 2011, Harry Warner said…


Welcome to the group.  Hope you meet up with some old friends here, or you just might make some new ones.

At 3:56am on December 10, 2010, john morrisette gave Michael 'Mike' Jones a gift
At 10:04am on November 2, 2010, Kenneth D. Meek said…
I'll be in Ottawa, Kansas this weekend for the Veterans' Day observance. Look for the tan Kubelwagen.
At 7:58pm on April 10, 2009, Rocco Lanzisera said…
When I can, I'll send some pics of my wrecked sporty. I built a hardtail
showbike out of it.....the only parts I saved was the motor,triple clamps,
lower forktubes. The rest was destroyed.
At 4:24pm on April 8, 2009, Rocco Lanzisera said…
Hey Mike! cool bio.sounds like you 'been a busy guy. I didn't realize you
and I were in Germany so long at the same time. On the 17th of this
month I go to the VA doc to make my appointment to have my 2nd knee
replacement from that damn crash.
At 1:49pm on April 8, 2009, john morrisette said…
you didnt mention Hof and Coburg!!!!
At 3:22pm on April 6, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Michael,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site (ie,photos,links,ect) in the Forum.
Make sure you stop by and read the latest Tacoma Dave ‘Triva Quiz’, learn some 2nd Cav history and you can even win a kool prize.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, or myself, or just yell out, another member may be able to help you.
And our only wish, ‘Keep it clean’, use our Real names/with Pictures(pix from back in the day, work best for searching for Brothers, but any picture will do).
And that you please tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,
Jesse Kelley

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