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Since you asked... 4 Replies

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by Jeff Jarriel Aug 18, 2019.

That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

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Another Border Story. Almost accidental WWIII... 1 Reply

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Comment by Dave Gettman on Wednesday

Ernie, here is the link to the Troop Portrait page, but there wasn't an M Company photo there. http://dragoonbase.com/group/troopportraits

I've got 1973, 1978, and 1980 in my collection. Any of those help?

Comment by Harry Warner on May 27, 2020 at 2:29pm

Today, My wife said to me:

Honey, get off your ass and fix that gutter downspout!

And, I want it done before the end of the day!"*

Well, as you all know, at my age, and most of my friends,

are retired and we do have the time to work on such "Honey do's"....

So, I invited some of my buddies over to help with the project.

One is a sheet metal worker.

One is a Iron Worker so he came with his welder.

One brought beer and Nachos.

One brought a grill and burgers.

Took us about 6 hours, and 30-40 beers, but we got it done

just as we finished off the last of the beer and burgers.

As usual, **the wife is still not happy !!

Can't understand, cause all us guys love it!

  Personally, I cannot wait for it to rain





Comment by harold goldstein on May 26, 2020 at 2:48pm

Comment by ErnieKeel on May 26, 2020 at 10:35am

Hey Harry, Erika is still recovering but during well all things considered. She is dealing with residual (neuropathic?) pain and is a bit in the dumps about that. Having some experience with spine/ neuro surgery I tell her that it takes some time to "fully" recover if one does fully right? They removed her C-1 vertebrae to get at tumor, (did not know you could even do that). As far a cancer ALL GOOD, thanks for asking, I appreciate it and all the well wishes from oldtimers.

Shannon glad to hear you are enjoying Tenn, 

Hey Chief, one of your Pics the label says PaPa in Wehrmacht? I had 2 uncles in it, that were killed in 43 on Russian front. I have Iron cross second class and wound badges from one or both of them. My Mom was a war bride, met my dad in 1945. She was from Koln, I was able to connect with some of my German relatives when Mom came over to visit her family in 1974.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on May 23, 2020 at 10:47am

Harold I posted that video of the battle of 73 Easting it is the video section here on the base.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 23, 2020 at 10:40am

If any of you did not see this file of 73 Easting


Comment by George Crump (Chief) on May 22, 2020 at 7:12pm

a few more -   thanks for letting me share -  have a great Memorial week end - Chief

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 22, 2020 at 6:55pm

Well Chief, I tried to do some reading up on it to give you a decent answer but my head is about to explode from all the BS I was reading. All I can say for sure is that the border was a screwed up mess in the 60's.

In the early 50's the border was 14ACR up north (V Corps), 2ACR in the middle, and 6ACR down south (both VII Corps). During Operation Gyroscope, 2ACR was replaced by 3ACR (1955) and 6ACR was replaced by 11ACR (1957). 1958 during another Gyroscope, 2ACR replaced 3ACR. 11ACR was supposed to Gyroscope back to the US but the program was cancelled and 11ACR remained to our south until 1964 when they finally left Germany. It was a helluva lot more complicated than that with the French, Germans and Belgians involved piecemeal here and there along with elements of several other US regimental and divisional cavalry units filling in gaps at times.

When 11ACR left Vietnam, 14ACR in Germany was inactivated and reflagged 11ACR. That's how they ended up north of us in V Corps.

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on May 22, 2020 at 5:47pm

 A few more Pics..- Chief

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on May 22, 2020 at 5:35pm

  old-timers I would like to share with you few photos from my military collection,.and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you have on the items in the pic. -  Unfortunately there' nothing going on locally for Memorial Day. -  But I know we will never forget our brothers who gave it all - Chief.


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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



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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