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Bindlach

For those who served at Christensen Barracks.

Location: Bindlach, Germany
Members: 331
Latest Activity: Oct 5

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2nd Armored Cavalry 36 Replies

Started by PHILIP SHERIDAN GREAVES. Last reply by George Crump (Chief) Oct 5.

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Comment by George Crump (Chief) on October 4, 2019 at 8:02pm

Hi Simon - happy to hear you enjoyed my pictures, I checked your profile and you never mentioned what troop and/or if you're in D company or not. just wondering. OK here's a story for you, communication guys, This incident happened to me in 1965 at our annual tank gunnery in Graf., I was assigned to Hq Company S/3 section. our base station was set up in a typical building, half was used as operation the other half with cots, since we needed good communications with tank unit's out on the ranges, the section Sgt. told me to put up, I think it was called 2-92 it came in a canvas bag with aluminum pipes you put together the more you put together a higher it got, last piece of the puzzle was a Bakelite piece you put on the end and attached 3 or 4 smaller antennas. after it was altogether, I think it was 20 feet more or less, with guide wires to hold steady. Now comes the plan, to get maximum distance my section Sgt. said put on the roof Crump I kinda mentioned to him there was only two of us to erect this very hard and heavy by now long piece of metal, his answer was you can do it. okay was my response, I don't remember how we did it since we did not have a ladder but the two of us got the antenna up on the roof, okay now what do we do? So we grabbed the pole to push the antenna up I held on the pole while he grabbed one the guidelines slowly but surely it was going up but it came to a point of no return when both of us looked at each other and decided we needed to let go, unfortunately along beside the building was power lines, that supplied power to all the buildings on that side of post, did I mention we also had already installed the lead that ran in to the radio inside the office, I'll let your imagination take over from here, but the next day the post put out a stern letter that in the future antennas would not be placed on the roofs. I think that rule is still in effect. in the attached picture it's hard to see but you'll see where the antenna was placed as I suggested to my Sgt. alongside the building. Dragoon for life - Chief

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on October 3, 2019 at 2:29pm

Hi Dave - okay - I do not know the details but thanks to you, the important thing is to make sure he's not forgotten, it's only a name, like so many that's past through our life. And someday sooner or later we also will be just a name. I just seen a very interesting story on YouTube about the German night fighter BF-110B4 the same aircraft your dad found.- I'll try to find it and send it to you, the aircraft was very efficient shooting down British bombers. Lancaster's - again thank you for all your help with Chuck - Dragoon for life - Chief

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 3, 2019 at 1:39pm

Hi Chief.

The individual names aren't going to be on the monument itself. The names and information will be on a searchable electronic kiosk at the monument. Engraved on the wall will be all our battles/campaigns listed by war/era.

Comment by simon campos on October 3, 2019 at 1:33pm

Enjoyed your pictures George Crump(Chief) Simon Campos 1/2 ACR 1977-1980.

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on October 3, 2019 at 1:12pm

Hi John - thanks for your pics - I'm in touch with a few old-timers from D company maint. as of now a couple of them are not signed up to Dragoon base, but I'm working on them. Ricky Kruegar and Steve Zumberge as you know Dave Grose and Warren Wagner are with us. right now were working with Dave Gettman on placing Charles Price name on the 2nd Cav. Memorial wall, Ricky has pictures of Chuck's grave marker from Arlington national Cemetery. if you go to my site I posted a lot of pictures of the rock and D company. It's just memories, does not mean much, except for us who made and lived through this time, no one else, just us..attached a few pictures of my favorites that you took. pic.1976 of my dad in the co-drivers position and myself in the drivers position M-24 Tank the other and M-24 firing blank round bringing in the new year and the last is of Chuck. Dragoon for life - Chief

Comment by John W. Bederman on September 29, 2019 at 4:47pm

Hello..This is John Bederman  Capt. Birds driver n gunner.  Here are some of my pictures.  73/77   https://www.flickr.com/photos/bambusaman/albums/72157632480505721

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on September 29, 2019 at 11:51am

it's that time the year for Oktoberfest - so I thought I would share old pictures from Munich Germany. - my follow troopers who were stationed on the rock. I am Looking for any pictures from the rock and or sub post matter-of-fact from whatever you did in the 2nd. encourage you to look at my profile, many pictures from the rock. also have pictures of Douglas lute. when he was a lieutenant, Dragoon for life - Chief

Comment by Ernest R. Stevenson on September 15, 2018 at 4:42pm

Comment by Ernest R. Stevenson on September 15, 2018 at 4:04pm

I was at the Rock from 1976-1979. I was a 94B assigned to the dinning facility. Looking for old 94B's who were their with me and old friends that hung out @ old baileys down in Bayreuth or depps..

Comment by Mark Grazier on May 23, 2018 at 4:56pm

A proud day  on Tuesday for  our former Regimental Commander ,LTG Douglas Lute, for recognition  as one of the  2018 Distinguished Academy  Graduates by the West Point Association of Graduates. A complete write up will be sent  as a separate comment.

 

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