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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, 2018

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Amberg--LTA 56 Replies

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

Larry Agee 2 Replies

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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 14, 2015 at 6:21pm

butch  i left amberg  straight to 13th cab at can tho vietnam  ended up with 31/2 tours overt here everything from chopper door gunner to a radio operator  then spent tours at dachau and  crailsheim germany  hanks for the response

Comment by G. "Butch" Mundy on February 14, 2015 at 1:31pm

Nelson I was in I-Troop 64/65 then 1/9 cav of 1st Cav 65/66 .

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 13, 2015 at 9:29pm

Sorry Ed, I've got 1922, 1941, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1961, 1962/63, 1964, and 1989/91.

I've also got the 1976 book but I haven't had a chance to scan and post it.

Comment by Ed paquette on February 13, 2015 at 8:57pm
Would there be a yearbook for1968-1969?
Comment by Dave Gettman on February 13, 2015 at 7:33pm

My pleasure, Nelson.

I know you won't be able to make it, but here is an invitation I just now became aware of. As you mentioned you were a Vietnam vet, Arizona State University is having a Welcome Home Ceremony for Vietnam vets the 20th of this month.

Here are the details: http://dragoons.org/2015/02/13/welcome-home-ceremony-for-vietnam-vets/

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


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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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