Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



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: 275
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2017

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

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Comment by John liebig on November 5, 2014 at 8:11am

I remember Blueberry pancakes!..... I loved coming off patrol.... and eating BLUEBERRY PANCAKES!!!

Comment by Shannon Ryan on November 5, 2014 at 1:36am
That is great news Chris , I am glad that you found your Father.
Comment by Chris Scheibel on November 4, 2014 at 10:23pm

I don't know where to post this, but the Amberg semms to be the best place.

I joined Dragoon Base four years ago because I was searching for my dad I never knew and I did not know he even existed for 35 years.

Today I am more than happy to be able to say 'mission accomplished!'

Tonight I was able to talk to my father for the first time in my life. With the help from you Troopers here at the Dragoon base, who supported me and provided me with information that was older than myself!
I was able to bring together enough pieces of the puzzle at last...

I finally found my dad with the help of the great people over at the USA Military Facebook Directory who located him in Atlanta, Idaho.

The search is at an end,

I'm looking forward what the future will bring.

Thank you all for you support, especially Thomas Blaszkiewicz!

Comment by doris eichner on July 5, 2014 at 12:21am
listening to some great old music from the 70's and it sure takes me back to the good old times in Amberg
Comment by Robert M. Lavoie on February 25, 2014 at 10:03am

Wow!  I an totally overwhelmed by the kindness in all your birthday wishes.  Now I know where I should spend more time and it's here with all you guys.  I can't tell you how happy you all made me this day.  Because I have lost a lot of time here, please let me know if I missed anything major.  Once again thank you for thinking of me - it means a lot.  I will be posting this message on other pages, in case I missed any one.  With love and kindness,  Sincerely, Bob Lavoie

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.


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Colonels of the Regiment

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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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