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Comment by Alan Scott Adams on November 8, 2019 at 9:35am

Bamberg, 1981 to 1984 Echo Troop 19E20

Comment by Ron Lawrence on December 10, 2018 at 8:49pm

lmao......true dat.

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.

Comment by Glenn Gutshall on December 10, 2018 at 8:27pm

@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)

Comment by Ron Lawrence on December 10, 2018 at 8:12pm


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.

Comment by Ron Lawrence on December 10, 2018 at 8:09pm

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!

Comment by Robert W. Whitton on December 10, 2018 at 5:28pm

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.

Comment by Robert W. Whitton on December 10, 2018 at 5:21pm

Comment by Ron Lawrence on December 10, 2018 at 3:19pm

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!

Comment by Paul G. Liebeck on December 10, 2018 at 3:08pm
I have Border Certificates: 2d Squadron & Regiment from 1975 and 1st Squadron & Regiment from 1988. I don‘t know if they’re still available, but I can ask at the Reed Museum the next time I get over to Vilseck.
Comment by Ron Lawrence on December 10, 2018 at 2:51pm

How many of you remember the old 2nd ACR Border Certificates we used to be issued at the end of our tours (at least we used to get them back in the mid 80's)?

I thought I saw somewhere on this site that you could get a replica if you wanted to pay for it.  Does anyone know if they're still available?

My ex got mine and destroyed it out of pure spite.


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Colonels of the Regiment

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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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