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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: 277
Latest Activity: Jun 13

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Comment by tommy w. kilgore on February 25, 2014 at 9:31am

how about when the cooks would use up the c rations that were close  expiring.

they would open  cases of c rations and prepare them and serve in the mess hall

pretty good food

Comment by Steve McKee on February 25, 2014 at 7:30am

Don't forget Christmas and Thanksgiving when they pulled out all the stops. Complete with officers serving the enlisted men.

Comment by Bill Morris on February 25, 2014 at 12:36am

To this day I love sardines!

Comment by Bill Morris on February 25, 2014 at 12:35am

Before we left for exercises, we always saved up our cash and converted them into D-marks.  But only after we bought sardines, crackers, cases of sodas and Pringles.  You can put 8 cans of a 12 oz. beverages in a .50 caliber ammo can and then strap it to the turret.  Along the way, we would stop into little stores to buy bread, mea and cheese from the locals, and beer if we could get away with it.

Comment by Tony Fowler on February 24, 2014 at 6:38pm

I loved the border chow. They used to kick it up a notch to use Emeril Lagasse's catch phrase. We even had the kitchen left open for us if we came in in the middle of the night. We could go in and raid the fridge. Like you say Bill 3 egg omelets. The only bad chow I can recall usually came in marmite cans. The real creativity came out when we ate c rats. I had a special way of heating mine up. Kike my favorite spaghetti and beef chunks, it fit perfectly between the manifolds on my jeep. Insert close hood drive around for 15-20 minutes. Crackers and cheese spread and peanut butter and of course the John Wayne bars were all good.

Comment by Bill Morris on February 24, 2014 at 12:01am

Let's talk food, what was the best or worst instance of army chow.  I always loved the breakfasts at the border camps because the cooks liked being there (and worked hard to stay) and the omelets had 3 eggs instead of 2 like back at base.  The worst was a meal prepared at Graf.  It was so bad, guys were coming back saying don't bother,  As we got there to the mess tent, the cooks were breaking out steaks!  Seems some very high officer also thought that the previous "dish" needed to be changed...

Comment by Tony Fowler on February 7, 2014 at 11:09am

HHT just below Mco. I see the track park where I froze my ass off my nights on guard duty. I see where I parked my jeep in the motor pool. 614th maint. was in the L troop bldg. also.

Comment by Bill Morris on February 7, 2014 at 12:05am

About Keneth's picture, L Troop is (was) located south (above) K Troop in the end looking over the motor pool.

Comment by Kenneth L Durham on February 6, 2014 at 12:43pm
Comment by carl kreitzer on February 3, 2014 at 12:03pm

Oliver,I believe you are correct.


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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



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.


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