"Ed, Since you started this about BG Tuberty's personal weapons, I will share an incident that occurred on an FTX sometime in 1965 or so. About 2300 hrs, my CO informed me to report to SCO at the Officers Mess Tent, upon…"
"Wayne - Sorry, have no recollection of anyone going down to Bad Tolz. Had to be before or after my assignment to I Troop. I was in K as a 1LT when 1LT Jim Dierickx was the XO; CPT Ray Trouve had the Troop; CPT Ron Zeltman took over from him.…"
"It was at Camp Gates; I was the acting XO for Troop I; should have been 1963. I just took a look at the Stars and Stripes European archives, entering Camp Gates/death/ 1963 to early 1964 date parameters. Five possibles popped up, but…"
"Wayne - Sorry for not answering much earlier, but haven't been on the site for a good while. Can't recall his name. It was dark; we were watching the movie and the standby patrol (M151's) was sent out. Had to…"
Last night, looking at the Centurion Auctions February 2016 catalog, noticed two .45 cal pistols that belonged to one of our Squadron's commanders, BG Tuberty - his General Officer's M15 and a Commercial Colt 1911A1 presented to him by the Squadron's officers, and so inscribed.I served under him only briefly and knew nothing of his background. He assumed command of the Squadron as a major (P) and I was already alerted of my move from Squadron to Regimental HQ at Nurnberg. I found an…See More
"This is LTC Delaney from the 1955 yearbook, as former 3d Battalion commander.
This is him again from the 1963 yearbook, commanding 3d Squadron again. Gotta say, it sure looks like the same guy to me."
Found some of my old notes in response to somebody asking if two different listings for LTC Delaney as a squadron CO could be the same person. I think so - at least when I joined 3d Squadron in Nov 1962, Colonel Delaney was the CO and I was told he had been the CO before. Found an April 1955 Stars & Stripes article re 2nd Cav Advance Party moving in June to Fort Meade, and that LTC William M. Delaney, assisting the Regimental CO, is in charge of the Advance Party. So, it looks like he…See More
"Truth be told, the only name I can remember from K Troop is Burns. He is to my right in the photo taken in front of the barracks. I had become friends with many troopers back then because of running the PX at Gates, but time has taken a toll on…"
"Harry - Thanks for the comment; haven't managed to pull up the photo - keep getting a notice that Firefox has prevented it - will try to get around it. Speaking of K Troop, does the name Harlow ring a bell? He was my senior scout; I…"
"I joined the Troop in November 1962. Was a 1LT with about 5 1/2 years in the Reserves - to include several short stints with the 6th Cavalry at Knox; came on AD at my request as a Volunteer Indefinite and flew from McGuire to Rhine-Main AB…"
Truth be told, the only name I can remember from K Troop is Burns. He is to my right in the photo taken in front of the barracks. I had become friends with many troopers back then because of running the PX at Gates, but time has taken a toll on their names.
Col. Voke, If you ever have a chance, you might obtain a copy of "FORGOTTEN PEACEKEEPERS" "The story of the United states Constabulary in Germany" by JOHN CAPONE. The ISBN # 978-0-578-02800-2. A friend from the Constabulary wrote this book, I even made the acknowledgements, I did remember a little to help him, I was stationed in Sonthofen, Germany where the school was. I was there at ripe old age of 16, I had entered the Ohio National Guard at the age of 15 and used my discharge to enter the regular service, with direct assignment to the US Constabulary in Europe.
Col Voke, I was reading some of the comments. I am sure the Constabulary Assn. would love any items you might have for their Museum. I received a card yesterday from the National Commander, I was in the US Constabulary in 49 until 1951. We disband and sent to Combat units.
Col. Voke, as I remember 62-64 we had only one Mess by the main gate. The other they always told me was S4, Sqdn Hdg Was 1st floor of I Troop, I always was under the understanding. That is where you went to when you left I troop to become Border Officer. I departed in June of 64 for the states. Did you remember Lt Crittenden, where he went to. I thought he was the officer that took our group down to Bad Tolz to train with the 10th Special Forces. They made a lot of changes in Amberg, When I was there we did not have a bowling alley on the post.
I am sorry for so tardy with this Rich Griffitts fwas the K Troop CO as a 1LT. he followed CPT Daves and Rich retired as an MG, we all thought he would wear stars. His contact info is email@example.com. Cell 727 505-2016. I have enjoyed your recollections of the 3/2ACR and your time in Nurnberg. The next to the last Regt. CO that I had was Col. Frank B. Clay (Ret. as an MG) wanted me to be his Asst. S-1, I should have took him up on it. Col. Clay made the offer after I represented an M Troop E-1 who had been busted down from E-6, I prevailed against a very bright guy from Bowdoin College in Maine, in fact we had 3 Bowdoin Grads in the 3/2 ACR during my time. One of those Grads, Bill Hallaron sp? lead a patrol that was able to evade a Special Forces Team for a week or so....they never captured his patrol. Dick Rees former CPT Armor USAR