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
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?
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.
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.
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!