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For those who remember or want to share with others who also served at Pond barracks. Pleasepost lotsof pics. We love them.

Location: Amberg, Bavaria, Germany
Members: 286
Latest Activity: Jan 19

Discussion Forum

Amberg--LTA 56 Replies

Started by Eric Heller. Last reply by Dave Gettman Feb 15, 2016.

Larry Agee 2 Replies

Started by Dennis West. Last reply by Dennis West Jan 12, 2016.

LTC Delaney, Squadron CO 3 Replies

Started by Edward N. Voke. Last reply by Dave Gettman Feb 11, 2015.

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Comment by Dennis Erickson on January 19, 2023 at 4:49pm

So when did tops get added to patrol and all jeeps? would have been nice when I was on the border and all other times in the late 60s.

Comment by Kenneth R. Block on November 21, 2022 at 8:10am

I was in I Troop from Jan 87 to Nov 89 and remember CPT Rogers, Arroyo, Buzbee, Cervantes, Otomura, Grasher, Wiggs, and many others both pictured or not. I really miss the people and what we endured together. I especially miss my driver PFC Parman.  I was in Amberg on Dec 2021.  The entire post became a nice housing area, and the mess hall was turned into a very good restaurant. During my visit many memories came flooding back to me,

Comment by Ron "Psycho" Franzen on November 21, 2022 at 1:16am

My jeep (the Captain's jeep). I put over 21,000 miles on that thing in just a year's time driving between Amberg and the border camps and the training grounds and the TAC site and all over the "war plan" site (which was nowhere near Amberg ... the "war plan" at the time had us taking quite a long road march to the north) with several odd runs to Nurnburg and Bamberg and Coburg as well. The First Sergeant's jeep is on the left. The chow hall is in the background.

Comment by Ron "Psycho" Franzen on November 21, 2022 at 12:31am

Comment by Ron "Psycho" Franzen on November 20, 2022 at 10:39pm

Comment by David Kurtz on July 19, 2022 at 3:51pm

Found my gate pass...Parking%20pass%20%282%29.jpg

Comment by Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin on November 5, 2021 at 2:21pm

Served with HHT and M Co 3/2 ACR 1982-1984 in Amberg

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 15, 2019 at 9:10am

Edward, a good book about the 2d Cav's last days as horse cavalry is F TROOP, THE REAL ONE - AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF TROOPER JAMES V. MORRISON.

Comment by Edward N. Voke on August 14, 2019 at 1:05pm

If you're interested in what life was like in the Regiment during its horse days, found

something last night you might like. It's a 1969 study about Fort Laramie Wyoming

in the 1870's and includes a lot of comments about the Regiment, mainly K Company - muster roll, daily calls, life in the barracks, equipment, furnishings, etc. The whole thing is online (and also ads to buy it).  To see it, google:  Fort

Laramie NHS, The Cavalry Barracks - Fort Laramie.   www.nps.gov/...fola//

barracks-hfs/index.htm  might also work.

Comment by Dennis J Vaughn on June 13, 2018 at 11:57am

Here is a picture of Swoop.


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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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