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At 11:56am on May 24, 2017, Bill Williams said…
Yep!!! Thats the beer. Lucky you To bad I cant get it here.
At 11:36pm on April 18, 2017, Keven Gardner said…

  Dave send me your address and I will get the 72 K Troop roster to you.

At 1:46pm on April 17, 2017, Tim Adams said…

Hi Dave, I don't mind...I actually enjoyed showing it to my kids (who are now older than I was then).  I was looking for the video, but I couldn't find it.

Tim Adams

At 3:07pm on April 3, 2017, Rollin Craig Bammer said…

Dave, Yes i joined the Bindlach Group a couple of years back but never heard from anybody.  I thought maybe they all had passed on to that patrol in the sky?  I did just heard from a fellow trooper that was in another troop and frequented places i went to.  I just decided to join the Honorary US Dragoons as i is one :)  I participate in many functions as a American Legion Rider and have stood in flag lines many times including those at the new Omaha National Cemetery which is right behind me on my fence line.  Got a mission on Thursday morning to lay a wreath commemorating our involvement in WWI at the ONC.  About them recruits from Nebraska in the 1860's i don't seem to remember them?  It was a little bit before my time.  I do call myself an Old Relic...  RC Bammer

At 6:42pm on March 7, 2017, Joe Sellner said…
Dave,
What's going on? I am not able to post on old timers .
Joe
At 8:53pm on March 4, 2017, Thomas G. Carlson said…

No Gnu's in western michigan I guess that's good news....... all secure.

At 5:39am on January 29, 2017, Jack A. Miller said…

Dave, Never came anywhere Close to that. Top

At 3:10pm on January 15, 2017, Ron Lawrence said…

Unbelievable, Dave!  I knew (I use the term "knew" loosely - I "knew" him as well as an E-4 / E-5 could know an 0-5...lol) Lt. Colonel Molino when he took over 2nd Squadron sometime in either 83 or 84 (can't remember exactly).  You mean to tell me he was there as a Captain as well?

At 5:49am on January 9, 2017, Jack A. Miller said…

Dave,  All iss well on this side of the Pond. No Problems at all with knee. Top

At 4:52pm on January 2, 2017, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Hey Dave, don't we have a sports "Group"?

At 12:32pm on December 26, 2016, David E. Hooker said…

Again thank you Dave I understand rules are rules,I hope you enjoy the holidays.

At 1:47pm on December 24, 2016, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

I hope you have a Merry Christmas Old Friend.

At 10:42am on December 6, 2016, Jack A. Miller said…

Dave, Happy Holidays qand a prosperous New Year. Top

At 1:46pm on November 17, 2016, Paul Gargis said…

What an endeavor, my hat is off to you, hang in there Brother!

At 10:55pm on November 16, 2016, Paul Gargis said…

That is the picture, I knew that the picture was of RA Togliatti when I saw it, we went thru basic at Meade, Bindlach, and then hooked up again in 1980 and have remained friends ever since, he sent me an e-mail a month or so ago and that is when I sent him the picture for conformation. Not really a big deal, just wanted to mention it to you, like I said, it took me hours to find it again, too bad there is not a way to put those pics in some sort of category.

At 5:21pm on November 15, 2016, Paul Gargis said…

Hey Dave

1. Is there any way that the photos could be put in some sort of order,ie,by Sqdn or year, by location would work very well, would be a huge task I am sure.

2. You, I think it was you showed a picture of a fellow and identified as Roy Franke, it is not Roy, it is a buddy of mine that contacted me a couple of weeks ago, his name is Robert Angelo Togliatti, HHC 1st Sqdn, same section as Roy, but the photo was mis-identified.Took me hours to find the photo that I remember seeing back then!

Roy even had pictures of me and I did not even know him, told me a few years ago that he was some sort of spook!

Thanks Dave, hope all is well, starting to rain here in Florence.

At 6:05am on September 24, 2016, Jack A. Miller said…

Dave, Knee Problems are the result of a command detonated land mine, thats why Pt runs for me were seldom. You cannot always pick your poison. Top

At 11:13am on September 12, 2016, Mike Lavoie said…

Actually, I think I'm Bob's cousin once removed - according to his blog post from 2012 one of his uncles is Col. Richard Lavoie, my grandfather. I never knew the man and I'm trying to find out as much about his life and career as possible and there's just not a lot out there on Google except a mention in some declassified documents about Chile, an article referencing his a mysterious heart attack while guarding a watergate witness and a mention in a 1973 New York Magazine article about ITT. 

Is there a military or intelligence resource you would recommend? I'm also reaching out to Bob of course! Really appreciate any guidance - thank you!

Mike 

At 10:50pm on July 27, 2016, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday to you my friend, enjoy the evening and the company. Stay well.

At 4:38pm on July 27, 2016, Sigmund Fertig said…

 " HAPPY BIRTHDAY " my friend, blessings on your day !

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