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Bindlach

For those who served at Christensen Barracks.

Location: Bindlach, Germany
Members: 336
Latest Activity: May 28

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2nd Armored Cavalry 36 Replies

Started by PHILIP SHERIDAN GREAVES. Last reply by George Crump (Chief) Oct 5, 2019.

%Kw Laser equipped Styker

Started by MARK PILLOW Mar 24, 2018.

Cold Cold 19 Replies

Started by Cosme Guzman-Torres. Last reply by Roger Digel-Barrett May 23, 2016.

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Comment by Andy Josephson on May 28, 2020 at 7:25am

How did the Cook's Tank get down to HQ?  We went somewhere, tank in front of chow hall, got home, tank gone!  After some reconnaissance I was told it was driven down there.  I was surprised they got that thing running.  Who did it?

Comment by Andy Josephson on March 28, 2020 at 6:51am

C Trooper here. Scout 85-89.  Dave I was tasked to the SOC as an operator when you were there.

Comment by David M. Gray on March 27, 2020 at 11:08am

COMMO CHECK from Dave Gray 2ND PSG in C TRP from late DEC 1987 to OCT 1989 then 1SG of D CO from NOV 1989 through May 1992. Trying to re-establish contact with any troopers from either unit. 

Comment by Jim Borge on December 23, 2019 at 11:19pm

Hi Frank R. Twitcell, I was in How Battery 1st Squadron from 74-77. I remember LTC Dennis Malcor well. Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Malcor  passed away in 2016. Here is his obituary.
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thenewsenterprise/obituary.aspx?p...

Comment by Frank R. Twitchell on December 23, 2019 at 11:16pm

Sept 75 -Sept 80, I had many great memories.  First it was the tight group in c Trp 3rd Plt. Troop 1SG Miller certainly was one of the best 1SG I had the chance to work for.  SSG Cassidy was the next, cannot forget Sgt Jeriken squad leader.  These men were my mentor that made me have the drive which helped me have the success I have had..  Their leadership and professionalism gave me the direction along with the success to stay in the military too retire.   

Comment by Frank R. Twitchell on December 23, 2019 at 10:58pm

LTC Malcore  (believe how it was spelled) was  Squadron CDR 75 or 76. I remember he was a basketball player.

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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.

 

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