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Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson
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Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson commented on Jesse Kelley's group Border Patrol
"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…"
Nov 21, 2022
Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson posted a status
"Check out my profile about 2AC, BGS and Gerry Warner, my sponsor summer 1963. Just started remembering after reading some articles"
May 4, 2022
Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson joined Jesse Kelley's group

Border Patrol

Many of us experienced a unique part of history patrolling the East German & Czechoslovakian Borders during the Cold war. Share those stories here with those who served on the border.See More
May 4, 2022
Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
"No. PA, NY, CA, AZ, TX, HI. BUT, I once had a girlfriend who was from Hemet!"
Mar 28, 2022
Sigmund Fertig left a comment for Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson
"Did you ever live in Newark, N.J. ?"
Mar 28, 2022
Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson posted a photo

2nd Armored Cavalry Certificate & Related Memorabilia

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…
Mar 24, 2022
Thomas David “Tommy” Thompson is now a member of Dragoon Base
Mar 24, 2022

Profile Information

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?
July-August 1963
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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At 10:13pm on October 19, 2022, James Pollard said…


I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on ( cb.ae@tuta.io ) for the full details.Have a nice day
Thanks God bless.

At 1:42pm on March 28, 2022, Sigmund Fertig said…

Did you ever live in Newark, N.J. ?





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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