Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



For those who served at Christensen Barracks.

Location: Bindlach, Germany
Members: 331
Latest Activity: Dec 27, 2018

Discussion Forum

2nd Armored Cavalry 35 Replies

Started by PHILIP SHERIDAN GREAVES. Last reply by Ernest R. Stevenson Sep 15, 2018.

%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 Dave Gettman on May 21, 2015 at 11:00am

Rest in peace, Sgt. Schoenbrun.

Comment by Robert Burns Wadley on May 21, 2015 at 4:13am

Hello Mark:  While I do not recall Major M. Schoenbrun, I was stationed at Bindlach from Feb 1958 to Feb 1960, I do appreciate that you all out there are still making efforts to keep our remembrances alive through this site. I remember that I once painted that entire motor pool maintenance shop floor to earn a day off of my choice. Anyway, thank you all for the memories.

Comment by MARK PILLOW on May 20, 2015 at 11:23pm

RIP old friend

Comment by MARK PILLOW on May 20, 2015 at 11:20pm

The Passing of Major M. Schoenbrun brings me here today.

SGT Major Mike Schoenbrun

Long before i even new i would join the Military I new this man - father of a H.S. Buddy. I asked him if he was Nam Vet because Bindlach sounded like a Nam name and he had a banner hanging on his shop wall from the 2ACR. He told me the story of the Rock.

It would only be 6 years latter while studying the Unit History that I would discover that my own ancestor Gideon Pillow was a former commander it lead it from Vera Cruz to Mexico City.

Now Mike was neither a SGT MAJOR or Major, Just a rock solid NCO named Major - who had a helluva good time running the Maint Sec out of the old Messerschmidt Ammo Magazine. Which Ironically would be my office twenty years later that I ran the ADA Section out of while cross training as a Cavalry Officer.

If anyone remembers him feel free to comment and i'll pass it along to his son.


Time: 1:00PM, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Place: Resurrection Cemetery
1640 N. Maize Rd., Wichita, KS 67212
Comment by Robert E. Webb on April 5, 2015 at 9:43am

Just want say Happy Easter to all my Cav buddies. Have a great  day.

Comment by Tom Costine on December 6, 2014 at 6:08pm

I was not one of them.

Comment by Tom Costine on December 6, 2014 at 6:07pm

Had a similar incidentt happen in Hq Co in1956 with a fraulein.There were 8 of us in room 7 or 8 on the first floor of Hq. Co , one night I got up to go to the john walked out to the hallway  down to the restroom and as met by a naked fraulein coming out of the rest room.  I said HI and she went on by  and she went into the room next to ours .  Several days later all hands went to the dispensary.

Comment by MARK PILLOW on December 6, 2014 at 12:50pm

I had to saddle up Paco and he looked at me like WHHAAAT? I really need to ride more often...good videos

Comment by Elliott Fitchett on December 6, 2014 at 12:48am
niiice. thanks Dave!
Comment by Dave Gettman on December 6, 2014 at 12:42am

Hey Elliott,
Here's another one by Corb Lund you might like....HORSE SOLDIER, HORSE SOLDIER.....


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Colonels of the Regiment

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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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