"We(3rd sqd 2nd acr)took camp reed in 67. Went to the bar down the hill quite often. We'd stay til the CPs came to chase us out. Then we'd disconnect the low oil safety and go back to the camp and wait for them to call for mechanics for…"
"Rob, 1st Squadron took over Weiden (Camp Pitman) and Camp Gates. Can't quote you a year right off the top of my head. The border assignments changed quite a bit during the 45+ years the 2d Cav was there."
"Hey, I remember hearing of Weiden. I was at Rotz Border Camp permanent party. Some of our unit would staff the camp at Regan. Why they changed their names, I don't know. May and Reed. Had some fun times over…"
"The building with the question mark was built in the mid-80's. It was the Rec Center/Club. Upstairs was a little library and downstairs was a couple of pool tables, TV area and 2-beer bar. I watched the 49'ers beat the Bengals in the…"
"The building with the Question mark... was the Officers Qtrs. and where the 1Sgt. slept also. The Maint.Shop was further down. Camp May was also where the rest of the Troop went when we deployed for Border Duty. Usually only one Plt deployed to Rotz…"
"I am guessing that might have been the operations and radio commo room in that bldg?
I was there working on their teletype once in 1965. I relieved the guys so they could go
eat while I plugged in their commo teletype."
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Where were you stationed?
Amberg and both of our border camps.
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.
Young dumb kid in Germany. Grew up a little, drank a lot of beer, seen the sites and met a lot of good people.
Spent most of my time at Amberg with may be a year split between camps May and Rotz as permanent party medic. The camps were pretty boring time but easy job. Amberg was more work, mostly trying to stay out of site and mind.
And seeing the country driving a M113a(?) was a lot of fun. After hours were spent at the Roma, Chicky House by traffic circle, Chinese Restaurant at the bottom of the hill and many more Guesthouse downtown.
Buddies: Steve, Sam(Pain), Randy, Vance, Shepard, Stubs, Adams, Harrison, Russel, Lutes, Hayward, White, Evans and more.
Good to hear from you Mark. I don't know about Evans but Stan Vance got transferred to Munich and married a soldier (female) that had been stationed in Heidelberg with 1st PersCom. He got out after his enlistment and they moved to Placentia California where they have a son and a daughter and a couple of grandkids. I haven't seen them in a few years. Yea, if you have a couple of pictures of us, please do foward them. I lost all of mine in transit back to the states.
Toujours Pret Mark,
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