"Criteria: Awarded for 30 days of service in one of the occupied territories after World War II between May 9, 1945 and March 2, 1946 or for service in Berlin between May 9, 1945 and October 2, 1990.
"Great. Thanks. I´ve got more pics from OP51, too. Some are on my pics and many more i canput there. Do you know any storys abou your service there? Do you have any map of the OP´s in the near of Waidhaus, or do you know the other…"
"That kind of photo is great! I wish I had one of those, the GI´s on FTX with me sitting on a tank! That happens often in the eighties, but no one thought of making photos! What a pity!! I have not a single photo mae in that good times!"
"I like this picture. It brings back good memories. When we would take our armor down to the Bahnhof in Amberg to load up to go to the border camps. Children would come, fascinated by the activity. Though they would get shoo'd away by the men in…"
"Yes, I do believe this was at OP51. The dirt road in the near background running right to left went from the OP to the border crossing. That tree wasn't far from the 50 meter sign, which was to the left of the photo. That tree can be seen on…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
No Unit, I´am an Civilian
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Tell us a little about you now.
I live in Waidhaus, Bavaria, directly on the border to Czech Republic. I work in a historic association named "Heimatkundlicher Arbeitskreis Waidhaus". More Information abou this association you can see under: http://www.heimat-waidhaus.de.
We have a exhibition this year about the Border from Waidhaus, from the year 1945 till today. To control the border there was the 2nd ACR, 1-1 CAV responsible. In the near of Waidhaus there was any Observation Points and Bunker. On the Dragoon Base-Site i find some Pictures, where i think they was made in Waidhaus.
Can you help me, to find someone, who has made Observations and Border Patrols in Waidhaus?
Maybe they have some Photos, who was interested for us.
Hello Andreas, hope all is going well, did you ever get your hat we were looking for? Things has sure changed since I was there last in 1964. You have a couple of photos from me, pass one with my squad (Patrol) at the Generals inspection. Did you ever make a print out in english? I sure would love to have one, you send me a copy in German but I was un able to get it translated. If you should get a copy in English. I sure would appreciate a copy to go in my files.
You take care, best wishes.
Looks like the out post has totally fell apart over the year. I think I have a couple from earlier times they were given to me. you are welcome to copy what I have, or I can forward to your e-mail address. I worked all that back in 59-61 and 62-64.