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For those who served at Christensen Barracks.

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Comment by John N Giles on December 21, 2015 at 1:07pm


1962 we had only M48A2 's in 1962, the M60's did not show up until mid 1963 and yes they slide too.  Happy Holidays to you all.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 21, 2015 at 7:37am

Might I add that it warms my heart to see some of our veterans showing that fine patina that only comes with age. It is really good to hear from you!

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 21, 2015 at 7:31am

Tom Costine,

It was April 14, 1945 that the battle for Bayreuth began. 2d Cavalry was to the south of Bayreuth screening as the 11th Armored Division attacked from the north. Next day C Troop accompanied the 71st Infantry Division in mopping up Bayreuth.

Comment by Rollin C. Bammer on December 21, 2015 at 1:09am

Paul has it right. Next was the chow hall then came A B C.  Speaking of 62 do you remember late Oct. 62 when the alert siren sounded and they told us to take every thing.  I had never seen a M60 sliding sideways between the barracks and picking up the foot lockers then scream out the gate?  And little did we know how close the Cuban crisis was!  A Trp 61-63   Merry Christmas to all :)

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.


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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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