"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…"
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…
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?
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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