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Comment by Wayne M. Watters on May 1, 2017 at 9:38pm

Thanks, Bruce.  My son, who was like 8 years old at the time, said that he thought it was Warner II.  He just was there in April on vacation with his family.  The place sure has changed.  The housing area is now a refugee camp enclosed by chain link fence and the occupants throw rocks at folks outside the wire. 

Comment by Bruce Sorge on May 1, 2017 at 9:08pm
Wayne, Warner Barracks II
Comment by Wayne M. Watters on May 1, 2017 at 8:53pm

Can someone tell me what the name of the kasern for 2nd Squadron in Bamberg?  I remember the one across the street was Warner Barracks.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Toujours Pret!

Comment by Glenn Gutshall on March 15, 2017 at 5:07pm

betcha there's a LOT of us troopers loaded for bear

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 15, 2017 at 11:16am

I got my stuff ready to roll too, John!

Comment by John r. Ushman on March 15, 2017 at 11:04am

I remember the day I landed in west Germany. the sgt. at the air base [Rheine meine ] handed me an m-16 said get on truck the px has just been bombed by terrorist. so tyhis terrorist shit is no new news to me. I am armed to this day.i am and will defend this soil more than any other. any body out there holler back .

Comment by John r. Ushman on March 3, 2017 at 10:51am

Ron I think that is 1 hell of a funny story. the man probably deserved every little bit of that. I myself do not remember sgt. wigley .I was in G-Troop with a sfc mixon platoon sgt.tank for a while they liked the way I loaded the m-1 my load time was 2-3seconds one time I was at a gunnery and was the only soldier to take a man size target with a 240 machine gun at 1100 meters all of their self righteous jaws just dropped and stayed that way man. I still look back on that day . igot off my tank and looked around I can stiil see theamazment n their faces out done by me aa poor little pvt. ha ha ha ha  420 to ya ron thanks for the comment lets me know somebody has a sense of humour.keep in touch

Comment by Ron Lawrence on March 3, 2017 at 9:30am

Hey John, remember SSG Wigley in H Company?  We were doing police call around the barracks in Hof one day when we found a pair of hot panties one of the girls from the whore house threw over the fence.  We put them in Wigley's car (E6 and above were allowed to drive to Hof back then) and pretended like we found them there so we gave him a bunch of shit.  Well he took it seriously and called his wife back home and accused her of cheating!  It took us an hour to convince him it was just a prank.

Comment by John r. Ushman on March 2, 2017 at 9:55am

hi. Bamberg 1985 was the year and boy was it a learning time in the cav. m-1 baby,hof, 5-6 times foot patrols jeep patrols reaction force gaks looking at me if they I let them see me I know I seen enough of them oh and the towers and the hips, hinds and our loved cobra's and of course the whore house across the street from hof.  well that is all 4 now oh yea baby 420 2 ya old buddies.

Comment by Ron Lawrence on January 15, 2017 at 3:36pm

I wonder if Colonel Molino even realizes what an enormous impact he had on all us 20 year old guys who discovered what it meant to be a man under his command?

I remember standing for guard mount one afternoon while the Sergeant of the Guard was putting us through our paces to determine who was going to be Supernumerary for the day.  It was down to me and another guy and the Sergeant was running us through Chain of Command questions.  He had gone all the way from President Reagan all the way down to Colonel Molino and we had both gotten it correct all the way through.

Finally, he said, "First one to answer wins.....what is Colonel Molino's wife's name?"

The other guy stumbled for just a second too long, but I blurted out, "Mrs. Molino!" and won....HaHaHa


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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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