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Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on February 20, 2010 at 12:23pm
Dave & Jim,very good info. I was there 69-71.
Comment by Harry Warner on February 20, 2010 at 12:21pm
It sure would have been nice if someone, back in the day, had given us a good swift boot in the behind and told us someday we were going to look back and wish we had taken more pictures, or somehow written things down to remember. I'm having trouble with this morning, no less almost 50 years ago.
Comment by Dave Gettman on February 20, 2010 at 11:12am
Actually James, it's Moehl Kaserne, named after General Arnold Ritter von Moehl, Bavarian Commander-in-Chief in the early 1900's. He was removed from office in 1922, and died shortly after the end of WW II.

I wish I had taken more photos of this stein before I gave it away. It celebrated the 60th anniversary of Moehl Kaserne, and had a photo of Ritter von Moehl on the side. It's part of the 2d Cav museum now with the other steins I had. My dad's stein from 1954 is in the center, and some Major's stein on the right. S'pose I should have recorded that also!

Comment by James F. Burgos on February 20, 2010 at 10:39am
Thomas, Yes , Pond Barracks was there long before 1956 ! Pond Barracks was built before WW II for the German Wermmacht. It was called Meulle Kassern ( mule ) and even in my day ( 68 & 69 ) the German Eagle was on the wall next to the front gate. The Swastika had been chipped off of course. If you remember, the interior walls of the Troop buildings had wooden alcoves built in, about chest high. There were indentations in the base and small holders above. These were for the Mauser Rifles to be placed when not being carried. If you believe some of the BS going around, there was a secret underground motor pool under the parade ground !! LOL
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on February 19, 2010 at 2:08pm
Pond Barracks was there in 1956-58 ?You belong in this group with us other old timers!!!!!
Comment by Dave Gettman on February 19, 2010 at 8:35am
Your well qualified for THIS group Charles! Welcome!!
Comment by Charles W. Rightnour on February 19, 2010 at 8:24am
I took my basic training with A Co 2nd Cav May 1956 at Ft Meade.Left there in Oct 1956 for Germany and was assigned to the 3rd Bn 3rd ACR in Amberg.Left there 18 Feb 1958 for Ft Meade.Left the service 1959 for 6 months Reuped and retired Apr 1977
Comment by Charles R. (Bob) Lane on February 17, 2010 at 9:33pm
Bruce , you might be snowbirding , but thats why I live in Las Vegas. We don't have to shovel sunshine. Bob Lane
Comment by Daniel J. Wroten on February 15, 2010 at 11:55pm
Ya, I know what you mean, here is my place in Baltimore, And me in Florida, I love it!! LOL!!!

Comment by Bruce Lantz on February 15, 2010 at 11:25pm
Heck, it did work!!!!!!

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



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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