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I am working on a book capturing the history of the Regiment as a U.S. force and military presence and need your help. I need your input on the structure of the platoons, troops, squadron, Regiment during your time in service. I know a lot of changes in equipment; especially weapons and vehicles, occurred during the Cold War period. By way of example;

1982 – 1984 1st Plt Fox Troop 2/2 ACR
4 – M60A3 (Transitioned to M1’s in August 1984)
2 – M901 ITV with M60 GPMG
2 – M113A2 with Dragons and M2 Browning
1 – M113A2 with M2 Browning

Fox Troop =
3 Identical Platoons
HQ Platoon =
HQ Section consisting of maintenance, communications, medics, arms room, orderly room
Mortar Section = 3 – M106 Mortar Carriers with 4.2 in mortar and M2 Browning

Your knowledge and help is greatly appreciated.

Always Ready
Mad Matt

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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.





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