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Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson
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Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson commented on Jesse Kelley's group Border Patrol
"I found some slides from July-August 1963 when I did training with the 2nd AC. I accidentally loaded slide film in my camera.I was attached to the BGS because I spoke fluent German. I think these were taken on the border near Hof . The BGS patrolled…"
Nov 21
Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson posted a status
"Check out my profile about 2AC, BGS and Gerry Warner, my sponsor summer 1963. Just started remembering after reading some articles"
May 4
Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson joined Jesse Kelley's group

Border Patrol

Many of us experienced a unique part of history patrolling the East German & Czechoslovakian Borders during the Cold war. Share those stories here with those who served on the border.See More
May 4
Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
"No. PA, NY, CA, AZ, TX, HI. BUT, I once had a girlfriend who was from Hemet!"
Mar 28
Sigmund Fertig left a comment for Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson
"Did you ever live in Newark, N.J. ?"
Mar 28
Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson posted a photo

2nd Armored Cavalry Certificate & Related Memorabilia

Reading the articles brought back memories of the short time I spent with the Regiment. Not only the Beast of Bayreuth incident, but other memories popped up of my time in Bayreuth, Kronach, HOF and the BundesGrenzShutz. What a great experience for…
Mar 24
Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson is now a member of Dragoon Base
Mar 24

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
B Troop? 2nd AC
Where were you stationed?
Bayreuth, HOF, Kronach
What MOS or job description did you have?
West Point Cadet on AOT
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
July-August 1963
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was assigned to the second A/C as an Army Overseas Training duty. I don’t remember much except my Sponsor was Gerry Werner, the Beast of Bayreuth. I double dated with him and Ursula several times. I was detailed to the BundesGrendzShutz because I spoke fluent German. Liked The three cities, especially Hof and my German comrades right on the fence!
Tell us a little about you now.
I retired in Princeville HI, play a little golf, drink a little beer…
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
I can’t remember any names except Gerry Werner. I think my Co was Jim something, had an Austin Healy 3000 that he let me drive a couple of times, great guy, taught me a lot. Mostly spent time with the German guys I was assigned with. Got me dates,etc. lotsa Bier!

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At 10:13pm on October 19, 2022, James Pollard said…


I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on ( cb.ae@tuta.io ) for the full details.Have a nice day
Thanks God bless.

At 1:42pm on March 28, 2022, Sigmund Fertig said…

Did you ever live in Newark, N.J. ?




This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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