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Amberg, Third Squadron


Amberg, Third Squadron

Third Squadron from Guardians of Peace to Gulf War Warriors and Guardians of peace.

Members: 260
Latest Activity: Feb 18

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Comment by David Kurtz on February 18, 2021 at 10:14am

Hardly know where to begin but I flew for LTC Konitzer from May 82 - May 83. Lots of adventures with the best troopers I ever served with. I remember shooting an approach to the parade ground the day one of the GSR teams passed out from methane gas along the grenz when the snow started melting in the spring of 83. Turns out they set up in a field that had been fertilized with manure. Created quite a panic and we scrambled from Bayreuth and cut short Capstone to get back to Hotel Sierra.

Comment by Brian Biesemeyer on August 26, 2020 at 11:32pm

Best unit I ever served with.  Looking for any of the S2 staff from 1989-1991.   Send me a note.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 24, 2018 at 5:40pm

Especially downtown Amberg .

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 24, 2018 at 5:32pm

Great story Dan, I do have good memories of Christmas in Germany No place quite like it.

Comment by Dan Mathews on December 24, 2018 at 2:46pm

Comment by Dan Mathews on December 24, 2018 at 2:42pm

A Scouts Christmas Story....
My first Christmas stationed in Amberg Germany, I was on the Detail that chopped our Post Christmas Tree down. I also chopped a small tree down while we were in the woods. Then when no one was looking I stuffed it deep into the big tree before it was placed in the 5-ton on top of all the regular tree that we cut down to be sold by the PX. Upon our return to post we pulled up in front of Sqd. HQ's and off loaded the big tree then off to the PX to unload the others. I lagged behind and grab my tree and dropped it off at Rm. 312 HHT on my way to the PX to help the others unload the 5-ton. :D 
Merry Christmas and Toujours Pret! :)

Comment by James Donald Austin on March 26, 2018 at 6:34pm

Was with L Troop 1990 - 1992. One of the best units I ever served in as a grunt. Proud to be a part of the 2nd ACR history. Hope I met the high standards or even set a few higher standards while there. Sure was sad to shut down the unit. For this old grunt all I can say is "Once a Trooper always a Trooper!"

Comment by Benjamin Bergfelt on March 26, 2018 at 2:38pm

Viking 6 here . Commanded L Trp 87-88. best troops ever. Glad to be aboard.

Comment by Robert Copp on January 1, 2018 at 8:02pm

I was in I Troop from 1973 - 1977 ' 2nd Platoon. I 29 was my beast back then. Lots of time in the Field and on the border, One really long stint while they were remodeling the barracks. Still - all in all good memories of those times.

Comment by Bernard Turner on January 16, 2017 at 1:28pm

I was in I Troop from 1974-1976, 3rd PLT with Steven Carpenter, Steve O Dell, David Hooker Tony Rodriguaz. I was a driver on I-36 it got blown up in the field in 1975 or 76. Our CO was Capt Smoke Crumly, ISG Tadlock.

Anybody from those day at the Berg shout out. The best time in the Cav. 


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