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Border Patrol

Many of us experienced a unique part of history patrolling the East German & Czechoslovakian Borders during the Cold war. Share those stories here with those who served on the border.

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Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2022


Discussion Forum

First memories of the boarder 69 Replies

Started by Darrell Bullard (Bull). Last reply by Rob Gould Dec 11, 2022.

Border Patrol Equiptment...151 "Jeep" vs Hummer. Which was best? 25 Replies

Started by R Stanbery "Stan".. Last reply by David M. Gray Nov 21, 2022.


Started by Sigmund Fertig Dec 7, 2017.

Mox nix 1 Reply

Started by David Kelly. Last reply by Harry Warner Dec 27, 2016.


Started by Jeff Stamper. Last reply by Joe Sellner Feb 28, 2016.

Funniest Border Story 25 Replies

Started by Rick Hurst ( Cav Sarge ). Last reply by Bill Hembree Sep 27, 2015.

Demarcation Line Marker 1 Reply

Started by Galen L. Schroeder. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 5, 2015.

Funny or Not So Funny Things That Happened At Border Camps 17 Replies

Started by Bill Underwood. Last reply by charles roger albright Nov 28, 2014.

Border Plaque, crossings, or just things you threw across the fence!!! 21 Replies

Started by Jesse Kelley. Last reply by James M Campbell Nov 12, 2014.

2nd ACR History 25 Replies

Started by Mike, Madd Matt, Matthews. Last reply by Troy Wilson, D.D. Jul 14, 2014.

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Comment by Juan R Vargas on January 13, 2017 at 12:52pm

Border rotation those where the days . Rail load from Amberg to camp May and stopping between towns and looking for fraulines.

Comment by Ric Perry on December 26, 2016 at 11:19am

Mox nix! – From the German phrase, "Es macht nichts!" Often used by U.S. servicemen to mean "It doesn't matter" or "It's not important".[1]   AND THERE YOU HAVE IT...

Comment by Dennis Erickson on December 25, 2016 at 9:52pm

If we didn't have the right materials to complete a job, we would mox nix it and get it done. also if someone asked you if you wanted to do something an acceptable answer was mox nix.

Comment by Ric Perry on December 25, 2016 at 7:02pm

I thought it meant "Means Nothing"...Oh well, it wouldn't be the first or last time I was wrong.

Comment by Lawrence Stanley Snow(DUSTY)SSG on December 24, 2016 at 2:26pm
You are correctGlenn Gutshall it is Nacth Nichts
Comment by Edward (Gene) Beck on December 24, 2016 at 1:52pm

Mox Nix is what I heard, Dennis.

Comment by Glenn Gutshall on April 29, 2016 at 6:22pm

I believe it's "macht nichts" Dennis.  Word for word it means "makes nothing".

Comment by Dennis Erickson on April 29, 2016 at 6:15pm

Does anyone still say mox nix?

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 29, 2016 at 10:50am

Pay it forward, as they say Joe.

Comment by Joe Sellner on February 28, 2016 at 5:02pm
Yes Dave. The stablization gyro worked well. I do not recall that are nemesis the T-72 had that. Another good piece of technology from
The Roswell crash.

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