Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.
Hello Mad Matt,
I was with B troop 1/2 ACR 1981-1985. Same TO&E, including the equipment transition (Bradley IFV, M1A1), and I was the NCOIC for the V-NET secure communication installation on all of our Squadron's vehicles and communications gear. That began, if my memory serves me right in March 1984 and went through to the end of the year. We ALWAYS carried full combat gear. Due to the equipment transition and secure communication upgrade.. and when two of the GSR Teams were killed on the Border .. I spent most of 1984-1985 at Camp Gates and a few trips to Camp Pitman and Camp Hof. I was in charge of the GSR Team's security, BFI & Recon. We worked with the Grenze and the Bundesgrenzshutz on our Security and patrols along the Border.