Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



For those who served at Christensen Barracks.

Location: Bindlach, Germany
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Comment by Richard Diersch on December 18, 2015 at 3:21pm

He may be talking about the new Barracks further up the road.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 18, 2015 at 3:14pm


That was the EM/NCO Club. My barracks (C Troop) was right across the street. The DP camp was long gone before I got there in '74. Didn't even know there was one until I heard about it on Dragoon Base a few years back.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 18, 2015 at 2:55pm

Eric, click on the view all tab below the photo on the main page.

Comment by Eric Maley on December 18, 2015 at 2:41pm

how do you get to the photo's page?

Comment by Joseph Robert Williams on September 5, 2015 at 1:12pm

Concerning basic loads.(2009 comments)  When I commanded How Battery.  We were required to leave the compound in Bayreut with 50 % manning fully loaded within minutes.  The rest of the Battery personnel followed in the Supply and Maintenance trucks.  Each howitzer had its ammo, powder and fuzes aboard. Our other ammo was always maintained at the ammo area on the Rock on the 5 ton Ammo Trucks.  Etc.  I remember a lot of what Dutch Falk and others have said.  During the 60's and before the border was an intense situation.

Comment by Joseph Robert Williams on September 5, 2015 at 12:48pm

Concerning LT Warner.  I don't have any personal knowledge, but each Company/Troop/Battery has a Unit Fund that is managed by the Commander.  When you assume command, you have a complete inventory which includes the Unit Fund and all its property.  When I assumed command of How Battery in 1965, the Unit Fund Book had his signature a few years before.  That means he commanded How Battery.  I also remember we were not allowed to wear a red scarf in Bayreut since he used to walk to work wearing one and the Germans asked that we never display that scarf again in their town. Later, when he would go to trial, the Squadron had to escort him.  Major Redmon was his escort in 1966. We all know the SOB needed the death penalty, but...

Comment by Kevin V Gluck on May 21, 2015 at 2:19pm

Rest in Peace Trooper

Comment by Mark A. Atterson on May 21, 2015 at 11:22am

Thanks for letting us know Mark. R.I.P. SGT Major Mike Schoenbrun.

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.


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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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