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For those who served at Christensen Barracks.

Location: Bindlach, Germany
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Comment by Dave Gettman on December 25, 2016 at 11:10am

Merry Christmas, Robert!

Comment by Robert E. Webb on December 25, 2016 at 10:55am

Merry Christmas to all my Cav friends!!!

Comment by Joe Sellner on October 26, 2016 at 5:33pm
Peter ,
Thank you for sharing this ! I want to go back there before I go to Fiddlers green. Of 4 children I have my twins left at home they are 16. Once they are off to college I would like to my wife over there and kinda walk down memory lane. That place made such a impression on me. The Calvary did also . I think the Gaushaus I lived in Benk is not anymore. I kinda followed it and I think the son sold it. Maybe I am wrong. Does anyone know? Frau Shueller was really good to me. Last I heard her health was failing and I am guessing she is gone.

Again thank you for sharing !

Comment by Lonny L. Leary on October 18, 2016 at 11:53pm

Hey Troopers, I need a little help remembering a date from Graf. There was an Fatal accident involving a HEMTT Cargo from a Field Artillery unit and one of our Regiments M1's . Col Steele was in command at that time so it would have been between May 87 - Aug 89. The Combat Ground Safety Team at Ft Rucker is trying to locate a copy of the accident report for me. If anyone can help to narrow in on the date please email me or call. email me at:   llleary@gmail.com   or call   719-494-4344. Thank you, Lonny L. Leary

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on September 26, 2016 at 12:25pm

Sorry for your loss Andy. Sounds like your old man was quite a guy.

Comment by Andy Josephson on September 24, 2016 at 11:54pm
I will ask my Mom. I know in 1972 he was in the Joint Chief's Staff, SAGA. Strategic Arm's and Gaming Agency. Like 4 floor's below the Pentagon. He was a pilot in the AF flying C-124, wrote the book on C-141 and C-130's out of CCK for Vietnam '68-69
Comment by Dave Gettman on September 24, 2016 at 12:52pm

I'm real sorry to hear of your loss, Andy. My sincere condolences.

Do you know if your dad attended the Air Force 25th anniversary party in Stuttgart, Germany, 1972? I was part of the security detail as a young MP stationed in Stuttgart with the 385th MP Bn.

Comment by Andy Josephson on September 23, 2016 at 10:53pm

Just to let my fellow Trooper's know.  My Dad Lt. Col. USAFA  class of 1959 the first class. Ed H Josephson died 9/4/16.  He came to the "Rock" many times because of his work with Textron developing a weapon.  And I was there.  German guard's got to know him.  There was panic on the Rock when he first showed up, being a LTCOL  I told everyone don't worry he is my Dad.  The weapon he was working on was the WAM.  We dropped it on a company of Iraqi tank's 1 shot all tank's dead.  My Dad loved the 2d Cavalry.

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 16, 2016 at 11:41am


This Quonset hut was still there too when I visited in 2008.

Comment by Peter Knoll on September 16, 2016 at 11:22am

I had a chance to visit Bindlach last fall. I was stationed there in 83-84. My son currently is an 1st Lt. in the 2nd Cav stationed in Vilseck. We spent a rainy afternoon on the old post. It is now a housing development. Most of the old barracks are gone and replaced by single family homes. Only Delta Company barracks is still there. It is now an apartment building. The regimental HQ is still there and is now a housing complex. The family housing is still there. The old motor pool and the new motor (which was built while I was there) are now part of a business park. The mess hall and commissary are gone, but the PX is still there. It was fun to go back and see Christensen Barracks. The memories started flooding back.


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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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