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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…


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…


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

At 12:06pm on November 27, 2014, Ed White said…

Thanks Tom. 64 Today SOB :-)

At 7:04pm on November 17, 2014, George W. Smith said…

Thanks for commenting on something I am trying to forget.

At 5:40pm on November 17, 2014, Tim Gavaghan said…

Thanks Tom.  I was "surfing" the net and thinking about Amberg when I found this site.  When I saw SFC Z was on here, I had to join.  Soooo many memories from Camps Reed and May.  Thanks again for the warm welcome.


At 8:33pm on November 14, 2014, Dave Gettman said…


"Tiny" Hayden was one of my best friends in C Troop. We did a lot of crazy shit together!

At 1:53pm on September 20, 2014, Joseph Halter said…

Thank You for the birthday wishes.

At 12:30am on July 27, 2014, Stanley H. Salot Jr. said…

Thomas, I will need to check my records for the actual date.  I left sometime after the Russian invasion of Czechoslofakia.  I spent my last year there running the Officers club dinning facility.   

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