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For those who served in Bamberg.
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Its been a while since visiting Dragoon Base. I recently seen in the Army News about a tank crew in Poland experienced a run away tank. They could not stop it as it rolled down a hill crashing into a bunch of trees. The Driver kissed the hull broke his back, the loader apparently had his leg pinched off in the turret, The gunner A FEMALE!! injured her hip. YES! a girl gunner / tank crewman. Politicians ruining everything, but then again its not like we have a whole battalion of Female Tank Crewmen! From My years of experience they wouldn't last, nor make it a career. Holding the Title "Tanker" is one thing, serving as one is another. What idiot designed the modern day physical attributes of being a TANKER? I know from DS status My Company was assigned the first Coed Male Female Basic Training. "ONLY ONCE! "
I held a question and answer session toward the end of Graduation. Joe hated every thought of a female during his Basic Training, and I'm sure some even refused to purchase their graduation memoir. There were training standards set for females and one for males. The problem for cadre was keeping them separated. There would be no females in Armor if we had the old M-60 series Tank. A tanker bar in those days along with manually adjusting track with the heavy " little joe" wrench would send females back home from AIT quick.
Bamberg, 1981 to 1984 Echo Troop 19E20
And in the interests of full disclosure, I probably could find that place in my sleep from all the times I....ugh...ahem.....escorted other guys there. Yeah, that's the ticket.
@Ron Lawrence you gave your own directions... directly across the street. Appears without the regular traffic of GI's the brothel couldn't stay afloat... Per google maps it's now the Singaporean Restaurant. Even after all this time, diners there wonder why every dish smells of fish! ( Lat./Long.: 50.315884/11.8931198)
I see you were in Hawg Company. That's my alma mater as well. I was fortunate enough to have served under LTC Molina. Most capable and best troop commander I ever had.
Yep....looks pretty close to what I remember, though not exactly how I recall it. Course, mine would be 17 years after this one of yours came out, Robert...and the last time I saw mine was over 30 years ago....so you know what I'm saying.
We're not young fellas anymore and I'm even starting to wonder about some of the things I "remember" from the Good Ole' Days....
Thanks for posting yours, though - brings back good memories...even if half of them are embellished!
This is the Certificate I was given in June 1968 when I left the Squadron on my way to Vietnam. LTC Robert G Bond was the Squadron Commander at the time. As luck would have it, he followed me to the same Unit in Vietnam, 2-1 Cavalry. As luck further would have it, I was gone when he arrived.
I'd appreciate that, Paul.
If memory serves, they were printed on very heavy cardstock and featured a horse mounted cavalryman with the usual beautiful letting written in calligraphy. On the bottom would be your name and the years you served. Not certain if there were several different versions of the Border Certificate or not.
Wouldn't that be interesting if we were somehow able to collect all the versions and scan them onto the web page for people to look at?
Anyway, please let me know if there is a way to buy a reproduction. My office needs one!
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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891
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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