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2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
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Fellow Dragoons!! I am trying to collect information on all of the border camps 2d ACR had from 1948-1992. If you have stories, info, pictures, or anything else (IE: Berets, Uniforms, TA-50) PLEASE…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gettman Oct 10, 2013.

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Dennis K. Hansen left a comment for E.J. Rennier
"Happy Birthday E.J. have a great one..."
Oct 11, 2013
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Oct 11, 2013
Dave Gettman replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"Happy birthday, brother!!!"
Oct 10, 2013
Tony Fowler replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"E.J. I don't have any pics or equipment to share but have a few stories if you can use them. I was stationed with HHT 3/2 77-80 and did plenty of patrols at May and Rotz. Once while on night patrol we were going just along the border on a…"
Oct 8, 2013
Dennis K. Hansen replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"sounds like a great time you had...also on me bucket list to see old stomping grounds,although I was at Amberg,its still great to see pics of where you all were at,hope to see you get them posted....  "Toujours Pret""
Oct 1, 2013
Phillip Dagenais replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"Hi Gene, My wife and I  just arrived back home from Germany and now the catch up on jet lag hits. I went to Bindlach and went thru the old base. Like everyone who has been there, it isn't the same. The guard house, dependent quarters are…"
Oct 1, 2013
Oliver Talbert replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"Not sure why but when I got there in May of 74 they had been wearing them about a year, maybe a little less, if I remember correctly, Most of the guys there at the time were draftees with only a few months left. Talk about a real FTA attitude,…"
Sep 29, 2013
Dave Gettman replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"Heck yeah we want to see 'em. If you go to my profile, you can see 15 pictures I took up on the "Rock" and in Bayreuth when I was there in 2008, including the old officer's club in Bayreuth (me standing in front, leaves all over…"
Aug 30, 2013
Phillip Dagenais replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"Thanks Dave but I'm sure I was down that hill within the first week. Hof and Cronark( wrong spelling) were our border locations and then there was Graf. We had an operation Marion Rock and our company was the aggressors. What a cold trip. Mid…"
Aug 30, 2013
Phillip Dagenais replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"Ya, I don't remember the name but that doesn't mean anything...sometimes I don't remember my wife's name. I cqn't wait to get back there and take a bunch of pictures. Fifty years of habben nien deuch beir ( wish I…"
Aug 30, 2013
Dave Gettman replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"I'm pretty sure I made it down there once, Phillip, but don't remember much of the trip but the walk back. I was only there a year and we spent most of that on the border, at Graf, Hohenfels, or in the field somewhere."
Aug 29, 2013
Phillip Dagenais replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"Thanks Dave. What about the guest house at the borton of the hill. I was alway there on week-end my my local girfriend and then into Bindlach but I can't think of the places we went. Fifty years is a long time. I wish I could remember. Did you…"
Aug 29, 2013
Dave Gettman replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"Phillip, the barracks are still there, somewhat. They turned the whole thing into a little town called Bindlacher Berg, above Bindlach. Some of the original buildings, like to motor pool and headquarters are still there, but not many more. C Troop…"
Aug 29, 2013
Phillip Dagenais replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"I am taking a trip to Germany and I was wondering if anyone has a topo map of Bindlach or knows where I can get on. I have a current one and I'm trying to determine where we really were. There was a guest house at the bottom of the LONG and…"
Aug 29, 2013
Sigmund Fertig replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"I have a couple of sights here and have some pictures of my tour in Bamberg 58/60 Spent some time in Graf and Coburg. We were a Howitzer Co and didn't pull much border duty as I remembered. Gyro'd over in Feb 58 with the Regiment from…"
Aug 28, 2013
GERALD R JORDAN replied to E.J. Rennier's discussion 2nd ACR Border Camps 1948-1992
"Glad I seen this, I love to know more about this, and to be a part of this...I joined the army in July 1957 , Took boot at fort mead, ,,, tank gunnery. Fort Stewart Georgia,,back to mead. Gyro. To Germany feb8 1958 to Germany Pond barracks Tank co.…"
Aug 28, 2013

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Bull Company, 1st Sqdn, 2nd Stryker Cav Regt
Bull Troop, 1st Sqdn, 2nd Cav Regt
RHHT, 2nd Cav Regt
HHT, 2nd Cav Regt
Where were you stationed?
Rose Barracks, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
11C
What was your rank/title?
SPC and CPL
60mm/120mm Mortar Gunner
2nd Cavalry Reed Museum Assistant
2nd Cavalry Reed Museum NCOIC
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
2010-2013
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Deployed with 2nd SCR to Afghanistan 2010-2011
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At 6:56pm on October 11, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…

Happy Birthday E.J. have a great one...

At 11:00am on October 11, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Happy birthday, my friend!!!

At 3:57pm on January 19, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…

Eric I did go to his page and left him amessage that I had mentioned his name to you.. we'll see good luck...

At 3:34pm on January 19, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…

Oops, guess I didn't leave his name.... it is Ivan Styblo.. I don't think  he would care that I dropped his name to you, atleast I hope not... I should probally asked him first but anyway don't believe its a secret...

At 3:30pm on January 19, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…

Eric,just athought, you are pursuing info on 2nd Cav,I think particulary cold war  info and maybe this angle is not of interest to your research,anyway we have agentleman on the base who was on the other side of the Czeck border (69- 70)    we have friended each other and have exchanged a few  comments ,,, he evidently was on a listening post, monitered our radio tranmission ,, interesting  conversations and such!! pretty decent guy.. he hasn't been on long.. anyway I thought I throw this at you... It seems to be part of our history...

At 8:43am on January 19, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…

Welcome aboard Eric.. thankyou for your service to our country..  I can feel your enthusiasm on the info you are looking for from this site... good luck and know its appreciated of what you do... "Toujours Pret" again welcome to the base..

At 9:07pm on January 16, 2013, carl kreitzer said…

Welcome aboard Eric. We got a young buck over in the 84th,Thomas Richey.How about we send him over for a history lesson?

At 6:46pm on January 16, 2013, Jesse Kelley said…
At 4:37pm on January 16, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

You have no choice, Eric. Once you have been in the 2d Cav, you are infected for life.

Please read the following article I put together several years ago....

http://history.dragoons.org/2004/01/20/a-horse-by-any-other-name-is-still-a-horse/

At 10:37am on January 16, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Hey Eric, how's it goin'? Come to pick some brains? Don't bother with the oldtimers group....brains gone long ago!

Good to see somebody from the active Regiment. Not very many of the next generation around here. Kick back and make yourself at home. First bier is on me....

 
 
 

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