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At 7:19pm on May 7, 2018, WHITNEY YOUNGS said…

Hi Dave, yes, I am, I didn't want to intrude on your forum since I am not a Dragon. I noticed my grandfather's name was listed here, so I thought I'd reach out. His name is Lt. Francis L. Tooley, and I am trying to find out more about what he did in WW II. I have attached a newspaper blurb and his photograph, perhaps you can shed some light on the "Ghost Troopers"? I know Tooley was shot three times by the Nazis: ankle, thigh and upper arm. Thank you for any help you can give me. Whitney Youngs

At 11:07am on April 29, 2018, Lawrence R Crawford said…

I remember you Dave ! !   You were pretty crazy like the rest of us back then.

I sure enjoyed my time at the "Rock" and it was definately a growing experience.

The good times far out weighed any of the bad times....  It was sure great getting back to the "World".

At 6:05pm on April 28, 2018, gary schmidt said…

sorry...not that Im aware of...

At 12:38am on January 31, 2018, James Cooper said…
Yeah but what a rush. I started as a loader, started driving. Nothing like firing that main gun and you being right under it.
At 6:07pm on January 30, 2018, James Cooper said…
Yeah Dave we were still rockin in the ol M 551s slot of guys hated them especially the packs blowing up all the time but I loved them. I think D and F trp. was using the M60A1 and some A2s though
At 4:40pm on January 16, 2018, Jose Aviles said…

Don't recall at first hand.  

At 4:25pm on January 16, 2018, Jose Aviles said…

Thanks for the add.  Certainly a great honor to "again" join forces with the best of the best.  

At 1:23pm on December 2, 2017, gary schmidt said…

not that im aware of...

At 3:06pm on September 24, 2017, Wayne Dixon said…

Dave, I was just looking at our 8th Coronel of the Regiment, I was wondering if he might have been any relation to my old Troop CO, back in 59.  the name was spelled different    Schwietzer.  Robert l. made 4 star then didn't keep his remarks to himself, I think was reduced back to 3 star before he passed away.  He was in the pentagon.

 

At 3:05pm on September 2, 2017, Wayne Dixon said…

DAVE, Has the store closed down I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET ON, I got  on one called GATTS they said the 2AC was joined with them. I wanted to get on there and buy the Decals and some other items.

At 12:51pm on August 5, 2017, Richard Raymer said…

Haven't come across SSG Brow here in Copperascove, been back here since 1993 when I retired. But If I do come across him i will let you know.So glad to hear that he survived.

At 12:47pm on August 5, 2017, Richard Raymer said…

I remember that issue with the Sheridan. Being assigned to the S-3 back then it was due to the heater that caused the fire, Yes it was a bad situation.

At 12:52pm on August 4, 2017, John Ross said…

Thanks Dave, John Ballard has contacted me, been 44 years .I got out August 13, 1973 

At 11:55am on August 4, 2017, Richard Raymer said…

Thank's Dave, Franks was the S-3 Along with Robert Young., which whom I worked with when assigned to S-3. Both are retired now.Gen.T.Franks Is in OK. and Robert Young is living in Italy. Still looking for Troop Photo of HHT 71-74. If you happen to come across any please send. Till later.(ALWAYS READY)

At 10:43pm on August 3, 2017, John Ross said…
Thanks Dave
Been 44 years since I have been in contact with JB
At 6:31am on July 28, 2017, Siegbert Marquardt said…

Happy Birthday David

Greetings from Bayreuth

At 5:44pm on July 17, 2017, George McKay said…
Hi Dave it's been a long time. Finally back up and running. Hope your doing well
At 8:17am on July 3, 2017, Joe Sellner said…
Thanks Dave! That is kind of what I thought. A guy in his late 70's is trying to recruit me and I think he is being over zealous! Need an Occupation Ribbon for Berlin or proof of danger pay!
At 9:19pm on July 2, 2017, Joe Sellner said…
Hi Dave,
Did you receive danger pay while at the Border Camp?
Th VFW is trying to recruit me and I do not think I qualify! They said if I recieved danger pay at Camp Gates I would. I remember talking about it, but, cannot remember if we did. I would be honored to be a member of the VFW, but , do not want to be if I am not qualified. I contacted my County Service Officer and am waiting on a reply if he can find those records.

Thanks for all you do!
At 11:56am on May 24, 2017, Bill Williams said…
Yep!!! Thats the beer. Lucky you To bad I cant get it here.

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