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

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

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Comment by nelson f wheatley on February 13, 2015 at 6:07pm

Dave   thanks very much  this old man really appreciates it alot  know how i'll spend some hours with it   i can't walk and am homebound 100% disabled  i can't say thank you enough

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 13, 2015 at 9:20am

Good morning, Nelson. Welcome home!

Here is the entire 1964 yearbook, just click on the link. http://history.dragoons.org/modules/gallery/album01

Click on a photo to enlarge it. Once it is enlarged, click on it again to make it even larger for reading the text. If you have any problems, give me a holler.

Comment by nelson f wheatley on February 13, 2015 at 9:10am

don't mean to bugging anyone from amberg  but does anyone have or was there a yearbok for 64-65  if so could you post some pictures from it especially HHT and pitman  i'm just really starting to learn this thing and have found some pictures that will be trying to learn how to save and then post  this 72 year old man is kinda slow in leaning something new bear with me

Comment by nelson f wheatley on February 13, 2015 at 8:53am

spent 64-65 in amburg and weiden  was radio teletype operator  was in HHT   really enjoyed my time over there  have been trying to find anyone that might have served with me during that time frame   PTSD has messed up my mind from vietnam but if anyone happens to remember me please let me know  i remember kirby and wetsel(am not sure of the spelling)  but he was in sqdn commo  thanks for your time and god bless you all   nelson

Comment by Frank L Moseley on February 12, 2015 at 12:13pm


Started by Glenn Gutshall in General Nov 3, 2014.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on February 12, 2015 at 12:12pm

Garry Byers - - - 

Check out Glen Gutsall's Discussion on Ham Operators on the Main Page

Comment by Garry J Byers on February 12, 2015 at 11:35am

Any of you guys ham radio operators?

Comment by Jack R. Tarvin on December 16, 2014 at 1:08am

Spent 19 months in Amberg, 1968-1969 with a great group of guys.  Still keep up with most of them, and we try to get together every now and then.  Last reunion-2014 Haverhill, MA.  We published a book this year about our experiences in the 3d Herd, titled, What Did You Do in The Cold War, Daddy? by Jack Tarvin with Ed Paquette.  Ya might want to look at it if you were there.  It's available on Amazon.

Comment by Chris Scheibel on November 9, 2014 at 4:55pm

Thanks, folks. Yeah I looked up the place in Google - looks fantastic - but according to the internet there are only 40 people living there :)

Any recommendations when travelling there from Germany?
A rental car seems to be a must - probably a 4x4 ;)

Comment by Lonnie Holcomb on November 5, 2014 at 10:36am

Atlanta Idaho, wow that is way up the hill, I used to live in Boise its 70 miles into the mountains a Friend I know from HP has a house there


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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.


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