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How The Troop Commander Single Handidly Captured The Deadly Tank Thieves Of Coburg
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I was up in Coburg augmenting G Troop in '73 and we were all up in the dayroom watching a movie and drinking beers playing spades when all hell broke loose. Gate guard just called into OPS that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Buckley Jun 19, 2013.

Bamberg Circa Early 70's
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How many of you Bamberg guys in the early 70's remember the club they used to have in the Squadron Headquarters called the "Red Fox"? Most referred to it as the "Scrounge". There was this tall…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Johnston Jun 22, 2013.


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"Just learnedthat Jerry Dennis went west in 2018"
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Where were you stationed?
Warner Barracks Bamberg Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E Tank Crewman
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Jan 1971-Jul 1974
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I'd have to write an epic novel...The average civilian wouldn't understand it but for any cav veteran it would be a comedy.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired from army 1993, currently working as a Defense Department contractor in the modeling and simulations field.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Danny Williams, Ken Meek, Keith Wagner, Ricky Lawson, Jerry Dennis

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At 3:39pm on January 3, 2021, Kenneth D. Meek said…

Just learnedthat Jerry Dennis went west in 2018

At 1:37pm on November 16, 2017, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Mike, Check in more often.

At 12:47pm on November 17, 2015, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy belated birthday Mike. We missed you at the Reunion, hope you are doing well.

At 1:45pm on October 7, 2015, Dave Gettman said…


You were sorely missed at the reunion. What happened, brother?

At 12:56pm on November 16, 2014, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Mike, enjoy the day.

At 8:08am on July 3, 2014, Mike Moberg said…

MIke, email address: mchmoberg@frontiernet.net   Drop me a line...Mike

At 8:07am on July 3, 2014, Mike Moberg said…

Mike,  I just got back from France and Germany.  I had a great tour of Omaha Beach and Colleville Cemetery, where one man from our town is buried.  He was killed outside St. Lo in July--1944. Drank some good beer in Munich at the Hofbrau House and then went to Bamberg. I never saw one uniformed American soldier in Bamberg or in Germany. I went to Warner Barracks and almost didn't get to see the base for security reasons.  I had  to persuade a soldier to escort me in. He had a military ID. I showed my wife the compound and my barracks, pointed to my room. It was completely abandoned. I was flooded with a lot of memories.  I wonder what happened to Lt. Lewis?  The cit of Bamberg has changed a lot too. That is my last visit there...Mike

At 10:33pm on May 14, 2014, Shannon Ryan said…

Well Mike, the time is getting close, I wish I was going over with you guys this year but I can not make it, have a great time and have a few biers for the rest of us. Hope to see you in Valley Forge.

At 5:35pm on January 15, 2014, Shannon Ryan said…

Mike, here is where most of us stayed in 2011 nice place, it is in Konigstein, about 20 minutes from Rose barracks 1/2 hr. or so from Amberg. Make sure you rent a car you will need it. Room price includes breakfast, call them directly for the room you will get a better price than booking online.Hotel Wilder Mann

At 11:33am on November 16, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Happy birthday, Mike. Hope you aren't missing those wisdom teeth too much.




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.


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