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
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Latest Activity: Feb 18

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Comment by Tom Russell on September 8, 2015 at 2:54pm

Pulled guard duty at the air strip (always wondered why) one really cold night   trying to keep warm, I used a "church key" to carve; "1002 days left" in the office stucco wall.  After enlisting (what???) they sent me to Personal Spec school arriving in Amberg; January 1968.  I wound up in M Troop and as a company clerk working with a guy by the name of David Fuselier from Lake Charles, Louisiana.   Saw a better opportunity and moved into the Como area because the Chief at the time (Joe Hart) was short, which helped me make buck-sgt 16 months in.  I enlisted because I didn't want to go to Nam and come back in a zipper bag.  My plan didn't work out very well as I was levied to Nam in December '69.  Footnote -- I've been back to Amberg several times over the last 45 years and managed to find my 'days left' carving on the airstrip office wall. in the late 80s.   Some of my fondest memories were those two years.  Anyone have a M Troop unit roster from the 68-69 era?

Comment by Mike Stone on May 6, 2015 at 7:31pm

L Troop 80-83 . Good to hear from some old frieds. Best days of my career. 

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


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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.


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