Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Glen Green on July 7, 2016 at 5:12pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lisa Schwalme on April 1, 2016 at 4:52pm — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
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
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.
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
Added by Dennis R Breining on July 16, 2015 at 9:15am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by SGT. Mark S. Meyers on July 5, 2015 at 2:54pm — No Comments
in October 1971 there was a shooting towards the evening, on the east and west German border. Does anyone remember seeing or hearing anything about the incident on that day, it would mean a lot.
Added by Eric L. Kafader on April 27, 2015 at 7:35pm — No Comments
This story is true. It is about a month of really bad luck I had on one border tour in the late fall/winter of 1978 (I think). I was the driver on a M113. This border tour started like the others, with a road march to the camp we were to be stationed at. I was going to Camp Rotz. I had just had installed a new engine and transmission (power pack) in my track before the road march. A couple of miles from Camp Rotz my engine seized up. Turned out the Depot had crossed an oil line and radiator…Continue
I wanted to thank you for letting me become a member of this site. I am new to the computer do not know a lot,still learning. My wife know a little more then me. It would be nice to maybe hook up with any one who remembers me from the old days, feeling kind of lost.Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter God Bless you all.
Added by Eric L. Kafader on April 2, 2015 at 9:09pm — No Comments
Cold War Veterans like myself have been denied recognition, respect, and remembrance for too long. It is past time for our country to say Thank You with a simple Cold War Service Medal. We should no longer be ignored.
That's why I signed a petition to Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-5), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI-1), and Sen. Gary Peters (MI-2), which says:
"Millions of veterans served during the Cold War and never received recognition or any type of award. Tell Congress to pass…Continue
Added by Normand l. Albert on March 11, 2015 at 9:09pm — No Comments
Good Darrell good. Had cataracts removed from both eyes, I have 20/20 vision again. I am in a band. The hair on my head went on strike, but the hair in my nose and ears is rioting.
Added by Fred Abress on February 17, 2015 at 9:32am — No Comments
I've tried 37 different photos trying to change my profile photo. All I get is "There was an error uploading your photo: Please try again. If you keep seeing this error, try another photo." Anyone have any ideas?
Added by George W. Smith on January 29, 2015 at 8:23pm — No Comments
It is 5:17 PM on Friday and the site is up and running.I want to thank a couple of guy with trying to get this site up again.Ed Russell ,Dave Gettman and S.Banks.and myself.So everything is back to normal.
Russell Luppo (born: 17 October, 1923) died on 5 April, 2014. He was a long-time member of the 2d Cavalry Association and attended many reunions. He served in the Regiment in WWII in Gen. Patton's army. He will be buried in Jackson, MI on 10 April. His funeral is being handled by Desnoyer Funeral Home, Jackson, MI. Details available online.
I was assigned to Company A, 17th Bn, 5th Bde (A-17-5), USAARMC, Fort Knox, Kentucky, August 30, 1974 to October 29, 1974.
My home was completely destroyed by one of the 13 tornadoes that struck the Oklahoma City area on May 20, 2011. I lost my uniforms, medals, and a number of military awards, documents, and photos. I have replaced a number of the items lost, but would sure like to have some of the photos replaced.
Added by Mark A. Atterson on March 26, 2014 at 9:37pm — No Comments