Dragoon Base

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For those who served in Bamberg.

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Bamberg 3 Replies

Started by Sigmund Fertig. Last reply by Steve Polli Dec 7, 2017.


Started by Randy Garbrick. Last reply by valor j oshea jr Mar 8, 2015.

Little Switzerland 8 Replies

Started by Randy Garbrick. Last reply by Galen L. Schroeder Dec 28, 2013.

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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 8, 2023 at 11:54am

In my day, 58/60, The Green Goose was named The La Paloma, got carried out of there by 2 MP's in 59, to drunk to walk and causing a ruckus !

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 5, 2021 at 2:17pm

Nice, Sig!

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on August 5, 2021 at 1:27pm

My new Guidon Flag

Comment by Faustino Garcia on March 31, 2020 at 2:07am

E Troop 1968-1970. 

Comment by Ron Lawrence on March 9, 2020 at 5:22pm

Thanks for the assist, John.  I appreciate that.

Comment by John Horvath on March 8, 2020 at 12:26am
I remember the acronym GAK stood for Grenze Aufklarung, or something close to that. Not sure if those are the exact german words, but I remember that was how it was pronounced. Bumped into plenty of those guys back in the day. I had been on many patrols out of Hof.
Comment by Ron Lawrence on March 7, 2020 at 4:25pm

Need some help guys...

Does anyone know where we got the word "Gak" for an East German Border Command Guard allowed outside the fence?

Comment by Bill Hembree on December 12, 2019 at 12:11am

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.

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.


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