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For those who served at Christensen Barracks.

Location: Bindlach, Germany
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Comment by Tom Costine on December 20, 2015 at 10:23pm

Been a long time since I commented nhere.  I also knew the fire chief in1955 when Iwas there.  He told severa lof us that the first American he saw was a tank coming out of GoldKronach which was across the valley from the motorpool.  That was in April or May of 1945.  Wishing all you Troopersa Merry Christmas and a great Silvester.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 20, 2015 at 5:54am

No idea where that's at, Hippe, but have a safe trip and a Merry Christmas.

Comment by Scott Allen Hippe on December 20, 2015 at 4:38am

Wishing all of you that read this a Merry Chrismas and a Happy New year we are leaving for Aygt on monday for one week

Comment by Paul Gargis on December 20, 2015 at 1:27am

Are we speaking of across from the main gate, like Pete the Pirate or the taxi stand, can/t remember his name or are we speaking across from the gate guard house, across from the gate shack was the 1st bldg. on the right, was the enlisted club, I spent a lot of time at both places.

Littlejohn, you are not crazy, but I can't say the same for that comrade fire chief, he was nuts when we were there, no telling 20 years later!!

Comment by Jack Hamilton on December 19, 2015 at 8:00pm

My first tour (77-80) I had a long converstion with Herr Goeltz, the fire chief.  He had been working there for 40 years, arriving in 1935 as  a Lufftwafffe recruit fire man.  He stated that the building across from the gate was built as the "official" whore house with girls inspected by the physicians from the Hospital which was the Squadron HQ building.  That was why it had glass walls and sinks in most of the offices.  It was rebuilt prior to my second tour.

Comment by George Wallace on December 19, 2015 at 2:02pm

Ronny, you're getting old like the rest of us:-)  1962 was along time ago. 

Merry Christmas everyone.

Comment by Thomas Salo on December 19, 2015 at 12:54pm

They built a new Barracks building for the How Battery on the end of the runway.  Sub-post was then only being used by the MP's.  I have an aerial photo of Christiensen barracks somewhere..

Comment by Lawrence Stanley Snow(DUSTY)SSG on December 18, 2015 at 8:32pm
Dave you are correct on the location of the barracks from ,1970 to1972 that's where they were when I was there.
Comment by Dave Gettman on December 18, 2015 at 7:49pm

When I was there the first barracks inside the gate on the left was C Troop, then A, B, D, and HQ (I think?), with HOW Battery down in Bayreuth.

Comment by Paul Gargis on December 18, 2015 at 7:16pm

When I was there, the enlisted club was the first bldg. on the right, Hq Company was across the street like pretty much in line with the flag pole, the next bldg. was Tank Company and How Battery with Tank Company closest to the street, do not have a clue after late 1962


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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.


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