"This is what the club looked like in 2008. We talked to a lady coming out the gate and she invited us in to tour the place, but we didn't want to keep her from her Christmas shopping. Found out later from a friend who lives in Bayreuth that the…"
"Living right across the street, our house was the scene of a lot of after hour parties. I've got several b&w photos of parties at the club, mostly costume.
And then there was my dad and future Major General Stan R. Sheridan as the incoming…"
It was still in Bayreuth. The problem was that we all lived at Christenson Barracks on the Rock, 8 km away. We made a lot of DUI type trips home. The Officers Club was the old SS Headquarters and had a pit in the basement…"
Was the Officer's Club still in Bayreuth when you were there? We lived right across the street from it in 1954, and I found it in 2008 when I visited. It was just across the park from the Wagner opera house on Parsifalstrasse.
My pleasure. I didn't have much time to take photos since I lived on the 'Rock' and commuted daily to/from the Battery. I made that 8 km trip many, many times. I can still remember the New Years Day Alert…"
And thank you very much for submitting those photos. What I remember most about the sub post was that there was a bar there, and great big serious guns. Also If I'm not mistaken the MP's were posted…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
commo section, Ist Squadron @nd Armored Calvary egiment
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach, Germany (the Rock)
What MOS or job description did you have?
31B20 radio mechanic - general repair and maintenance of various radio equipment
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
September 1969 to june 1971
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I remember driving an M-60 because the driver's commo helmet would only screw up when the vehicle was in motion, I ran down one of the big plywood outline targets (by mistake) like it was nothing. Mostly we traveled in an M577 to the border for month or so long stays, "Alerts" resulted in "Road Trips' to the "railhead" where the tanks would be loaded on trains to take us most of the way to the border. Most of the tie on the border can be summed up with one word; cold. Standing outside for any length of time could result in the snot in your nose freezing, the water on your eyes.
I still think the Black Forest is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, and that Schnitzel should be the official sponser of almost everything.
Tell us a little about you now.
Now I live alone and listen to and play music. I retired from being a tech, first for Ohio Bell Tel. Then for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. Don't ever let anybody tell you that working is better than not working, it's not.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
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Toujours Pret Daniel,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the site has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site(ie,photos,ect) in the Forum.
And his only wish that ‘We keep it clean’, use our real names/with pictures, and you tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.