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Passing of Trooper CSM (Ret) Edmund "Ned" L. Devereaux III

I received the sad news with a phone call from retired SGM Raymond Anderson, that CSM (Ret) Ned Devereaux our former First Sergeant at C Troop 1/2 ACR passed away on March 4, 2021.

TOP Ned was 81 years old. He was one of the best NCOs that I served with in 22 years. He served with the 1st and 3rd Squadrons 2d ACR and was a Vietnam combat wounded veteran with the 11th ACR, his last assignment was as Command Sergeant…


Added by Rafael Pabon on April 23, 2021 at 7:54am — 3 Comments

Locating Jack Miller

Anyone know anything about Jack miller ( Top) I've tried contacting him with no luck. Thanks Michael w. Roberts I used to talk to him quit often, but haven't heard from in a while !!

Added by Michael Wayne Roberts on September 29, 2019 at 8:34pm — 4 Comments

Joe Flowers

Anyone remember Joe Flowers from L Trp? He was there around 84-87 and I've been trying to track him down for years.

Added by Troy White on September 19, 2019 at 2:56pm — No Comments

SFC Mike "Tank" Cohen, has gone on to Fiddler's Green

Damn it!  :'( Today, this world is an emptier place, since my Cavalry Brother, SFC Mike "Tank" Cohen, has gone on to Fiddler's Green 

Toujours Prêt…Image may contain: Dan Mathews, Robert Torrance and Mike Cohen, people smiling, people standing, hat, beard and outdoor


Added by Dan Mathews on March 12, 2019 at 5:13am — 3 Comments

Amberg july 79 to July 82

Looking for anyone who may have served with me in Amberg biggest mistake I made was not extending but three years was a long time back then. Even if we didn’t serve together give me a shout out!

Added by Dennis Wooten on April 17, 2018 at 12:19am — 1 Comment

Adjutant 1967- April '69

i worked as Adj. for both Ltc. Creuziger and Osborn.  Maj.s Lorigan and Tuttle.  Frank Moseley worked in S-4.  I was in charge of the Sqdn. The day the 155 blew-up in the tank park.  Tuttle and Osborn were at a mtg. In Nurenburg.  It was a cluster f for quite some time.  Osborn was pissed when I called him out of the meeting but he got over it when I told him what happened.  And then the Helicopters began to arrive from headquarters.  Bad day to be in charge.  Mike Noftsger

Added by Michael d. Noftsger on March 27, 2018 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas, Grandpa <3

Dear Grandpa,

well.. it´s time for a new update.

Your great-granddaughter had her 2nd birthday a month ago. she´s such a clever and smart girl, it´s unbelieveable. she is also so damn beautiful - if you could only see her :(

in GER we have our Christmas Eve on 24th of December, so today the "Christkind" .. Christ child ? Is this the correct name? .. came. My little girl is "addicted" to Bob the Builder and so she had a few presents with B.t.B. on it. She was so happy,…


Added by Lisa Schwalme on December 24, 2017 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Pond barracks 1967-69

Tommy kilgore.  Where are you?  Mike Noftsger Adj. for LTC. Creuziger and Osborn

Added by Michael d. Noftsger on December 8, 2017 at 11:01am — 1 Comment

Bamburg Germany

I was on the east and west German border I was radar operator. Dose anyone remember hearing about an incident of a civilian being shot to death on the border or about a weapon being pointed at a Sargent Smith around October 1971. what it was it was me trying to return fire at the other solider on the other side of the fence, the Sargent jumped in front of my weapon that is how it really happened. Please if anyone can remember hearing or seeing anything please I can be reached at 13475624535…


Added by Eric L. Kafader on August 16, 2016 at 8:45pm — 2 Comments

Bindlach Germany shooting

When I was in Bindlach there was a shooting of a brother that was on guard duty with an E-5. I can not remember either of the names, but I have found out that the E-5 was the one playing like John Wayne, twirling his 45, and it feel shooting his partner in the head killing him. I saw it happen, but I had remembered it wrong. I have got  that corrected, buti I still need their names and an approximate time (yr, month) that it happened. I do thank anyone that can remember more than can as it…


Added by Glen Green on July 7, 2016 at 5:12pm — 1 Comment

another update 4 u, grandpa..

dear Grandpa,

my last blog post was written long time ago.. so.. here u get another update from my life without you..

you´re a great-grandpa since 25th of november 2015. you´re having (one more ?) a great-granddaughter, called Alexa Ilvy. I really wish to send u a pic of her.. to let you see, how wonderful and pretty she is.

I hope you will torn the wall you built around you before it´s too late. I hope you´re clever enough to know, that it´s the…


Added by Lisa Schwalme on April 1, 2016 at 4:52pm — No Comments

1/2 ACR BIndlach, Germany; Christensen Barracks

I have been trying to reconnect with anyone serving in the 1/2 ACR Christensen Barracks in Bindlach, Germany during 1969 - 1972.

Please let me know if you were there.


Steve Oliver

Added by Steve Oliver on March 12, 2016 at 4:02pm — 6 Comments

A Christmas Poem

Twas the night before Christmas

And all through the track

Not a creature was stirring

We'd all hit the rack.

Our web gear was hung

On the side with great care

Hoping our relief

Would soon be there.

Suddenly we saw

On the radar with fright

A blip heading from the East

With great height

Unable to raise Pittman (the batteries had froze)

We saw through the binos a shiny read…


Added by Cary E. Ley on December 22, 2015 at 11:10pm — 1 Comment

The Army Wears Berets?

What?  The Army now wears berets?  No shit.  Wonder where they got that idea from.

Added by Cary E. Ley on December 22, 2015 at 11:02pm — No Comments

It Appears I'm Still Alive

Thanks for calling Gene.  Haven't been on here for years.  A very Merry Christmas and a semi sober New Year to everyone.  Me?  Working for JPMorgan Chase as a home equity loan auditor.  Downtown Phoenix, Arizona on the 23rd floor.  Some military, mostly civilian.  My trainer was a Marine and my AVP was Air Force.  Guess they needed someone from the Army to round it out.  No stress, easy job, good money.  I'd venture to say this is a good place to retire from.

Added by Cary E. Ley on December 22, 2015 at 10:59pm — 1 Comment


Been reading posts about the Rock and stories about bunkers, Ammo storage, etc.  The How Battery complex at Bayreuth (barracks, Mess, Offices and club building) had a fourth floor.  The 1st Sergeant and I inspected it often to ensure it was clean and no female garments were there.  Seems the previous 2ACR Commander had walked through once and wanted to see the whole building.  He found a bra and panties on the fourth floor. That floor was off limits, but soldiers will be soldiers...

Added by Joseph Robert Williams on December 22, 2015 at 6:09pm — No Comments

I need to find my buddies

Greg Warni ck. Chris Hahn. Paul v nelson. I need buddy statements or the va.
Amberg 01/87--01/89
Ft. bliss 01/89--04/90
Recalled for Desert storm 01/91
Does any one remember the Brain man.
I need to find my brothers

Added by Dennis R Breining on July 16, 2015 at 9:15am — No Comments

In Deutsch Bayern, "Danke Dragoon Basis"

I want to take the time to say that I am very glad that I have found the Dragoon Base site. The Dragoon Base here is extremely beneficial not only for me but to others that belong here and will eventually find their place here like myself. I also want to thank some of the old timer and new timer Cav Troopers, Specialist Dennis Hansen, Sgt. Frank Moseley, Sgt. Carl Kreitzer, Sgt.Thomas Blaszkiewicz, and SSG. Wayne Dixon for joining my Pond Barracks group page and for…


Added by SGT. Mark S. Meyers on July 5, 2015 at 2:54pm — No Comments




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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