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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 harold goldstein on June 29, 2020 at 8:29am

pic 3 we all picked him to be the spy.  never wanted to be photo'd and was S-2 sgt melinchek s-2 (spy).bmp

Comment by harold goldstein on June 29, 2020 at 8:27am

Pic2 is a new radio room that Dick Egan built Feb 59

Comment by harold goldstein on June 29, 2020 at 8:26am

Hey Chief, I was looking through my pics to find a training pic with the German Troops of 57-58.  Good guys even though a couple of them were starting in their hitler youth program.  I guess that ended in 45.

pic 1 our old radio room  that is a BC 610 Transmitter

Comment by Harry Warner on June 28, 2020 at 4:34pm

Did you hear the one about the guy who got hit in the head with a can of soda?
Luckily for him, it was a soft drink. 

Comment by harold goldstein on June 27, 2020 at 8:44am


I was dating a frauline for a while and she wanted me to come home and mett her mother and brothers.  I got there and 3 or 4 Aunt and uncle couples with her mother two brothers, a sister and us.  In the middle of the meal I learned during the war he was stationed at Merrill so I knew he was SS.

The his mother said Harold is eine yiud.

He looked at me with eyes that could kill and said DU BIST EINE YUD

I pushed back from the table and the entire room went quiet.  I said YA ICH BIN EINE YUD AND IN ENGLISH I'M DOING YOUR SISTER WHAT YOU DID TO MY GRANDMOTHER.

He shrugged his shoulder with a 'fed up' wave and said


I took the girl and walked out

My spelling might be wrong but those that understand german know what I said

Comment by harold goldstein on June 27, 2020 at 8:33am

Sig, My team was there over two weeks before we were relieved. I received ONE MESSAGE, only ONE MESSAGE the entire time. Yes we did have a full alert that week with the Air Force involved.

It was an embassy net and my clearance was not high enough for Code to allow me inside their room. When they came out, the only thing they said was you guys are going back to HQ and an Officer Team was replacing us. Meanwhile the Colonel flew over the border I do not recall if it was E. Germany or Czechoslovakia. We were guessing the Commo team arriving was from the Pentagon, maybe Dave you could find out. Also who else was with the Colonel in his plane? nobody said.

We were billeting in the Air Force complex and because we were on 8 hour shifts we ate 4 x a day in their mess and great food.

HOF WAS A VERY INTERESTING PLACE.. If it was going to be an all out war, this is where it would begin.

We operated in the parking lot of the Air Force 2 3/4 trucks and a Jeep for protection I don't think the jeep was regt hq.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 26, 2020 at 7:17pm

Harold, I vaguely remember that incident with the group being caught on the wrong side of the border, took a week and the Commanding General of USEUAR to get them freed if'n I remember right.

Comment by harold goldstein on June 26, 2020 at 6:25pm

Remember Chief, a flag of tyranny is a flag of tyranny.

I CRINGE WHEN i SEE THESE nazi bastards walking freely here.

Comment by harold goldstein on June 26, 2020 at 6:21pm

I never blamed the German Soldier.  He was doing his duty in fighting.

I had dinner one night with a SS Officer and told him what I was doing to his sister.

Comment by harold goldstein on June 26, 2020 at 6:18pm

No Chief and I do not get into politics.  Those statues are of anti American Nazi type soldiers that I would  kill in a heartbeat.

No politics


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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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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