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Fellow Dragoons!! I am trying to collect information on all of the border camps 2d ACR had from 1948-1992. If you have stories, info, pictures, or anything else (IE: Berets, Uniforms, TA-50) PLEASE PLEASE post and share. We (2nd Cav Reed Museum) dont really have much info on the Cold War. I would like to build a file for future reference and to preserve YOUR history to the Regiment. Thank you all for your time and Service. Toujours Pret!

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this is a collection of on n off border 73-77

I have some comments on My page, and Bamberg Group as well as E troop Group page


We use to have to have a certain amount of German coins " Pfennigs" to use at pay phones, due to loss of radio transmissions. It was part of our inspection layout before patrol.


PRC 77 and batteries for dismounting patrol, Border Map, MRE's, Water Can, Gas Can




Wool Army blankets for winter.

I am currently TDY in Europe and am planning on making a trip to see the museum, which I have not been to since I was stationed at Camp Hof in the early 80's. Any chance I could be given a street address or directions from the gate to find it. I have plenty of pictures to share, but will have to wait until I return home next month. Can discuss when I am there.

Thanks, David

Planning on coming to the museum as my current TDY winds down, sometime next week or the week after. Any chance of getting a buildkng number and hours of operation? I spent 5 years with the Regiment in the 80's, including 2 as a Border Operations NCO at Camp Hof.   Lookjng forward to it! AB/CM

David, Try and leave a message for Ryan T. Meyer the Curator, he checks in here often, if you don't hear from him by the time you get there, the guards at the main gate at Rose barracks should be able to help you. Do you need a escort to get on base? if you do, they should be able to help you. I can not remember the bldg. number but I think it was near a wash rack it used to be a old horse stable they remodeled it is very nice. I think the Regiment has already left for Afghanistan. Check out Memorial park while you are there also, and they also have a burger king on base. It is a nice facility Rose barracks, and you are not far from Amberg which is a great city to explore. Enjoy your time, and enjoy some Bier and some brats... I have a lot of pictures on my page from when I went over in 2011. Toujours Pret.

Thanks Shannon, I will try that.

Wasnt able to get through on here,  but I went to Vilseck and found the museum, alot of memories flowed back as I remembered going to the museum wheni t was at Camp Hof, and was a stop when they did 7 Corps Border Tours.......one more thing off the  bucket list.   

Good picture, James!!



Colonels of the Regiment

9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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