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 My Experiance with the 3/2 ACR in Amberg,Germany
Recollections bryanhaberman writes "I spent 3 great years with K-troop 3/2 ACR in Amberg,Germany.I was there from December 1982 to December 1985.I spent many days at Camp Reed and Camp May patroling the Czech border.I also was able to work in the border operations and squadron operations centers.There was one patrol that I will never forget,we were dropped off for a foot patrol and walked our complete sector all the way to the tri-zonal point were Czech,Germany,and Austria meet.It took us about 4 days to do it but it was really a great time.I have so many pictures from the border area,one of my favorites is a couple of pictures of a Mi-24 Hind helicopter that was flying right over our heads.Sadly,Pond barracks in Amberg has been torn down and I'm sure Camp Reed and Camp May are gone also.I still have a great deal of memories from these places that will never be forgotten. If anyone wants to talk about Amberg,either border camp or similar expieriances feel free to e-mail me at bhabs@webtv.net"

 Pictorial History of Second Cav
Recollections brass_monkey writes "I have a print depicting the history of the 2nd cav from inception to 1990. It is in mint condition and am willing to sell it. I want to make sure it stays in the regiment. If anyone is interested, please email me @ steinkuggen@yahoo.com
"Always ready, Second to none""

Note: I've sent an e-mail to this user asking for more information on his print and haven't gotten a response from him as of yet. If you are interested in the painting and do manage to reach him please ask him to send me a radio check via e-mail.

Recollections Isaac Golding writes " As part of the beefing up of the European Theater's combat
forces in what was known as "the Berlin Build Up", the Regiment
was moved northeast in late 1951 from theater reserve in Augsburg
into a theater screening role between the 14th and 6th ACRs;
Regimental HQS relocated to Merrill Barracks in Nurnberg, with
the 1st Bn as permanent party at Grafenwohr, 2nd Bn in Bamberg,
and 3rd Bn in Amberg.


Note: REMEMBER YOUR REGINIENT: The EARLY 1950's as recalled by Major General Stan R.
Sheridan. US Army (Ret). MG Sheridan prepared this in 1999. He died in 2001. Photos provided by Brigadier Gen­eral DeWitt C. Armstrong, US Army (Ret), also recently deceased.

 Memorial Day
Recollections Unknown Author writes "Yahoo! Three days off! Maybe the wife and I can travel? Or perhaps go to
the beach, or grill up some nice steaks? Suck up some brew?
Unfortunately, many Americans will view the above as exactly what Memorial
Day is all about."

 The Origins of Memorial Day
Recollections Isaac Golding writes "Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of former Union soldiers and sailors - the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) - established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared it should be May 30. The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The cemetery already held the remains of 20,000 Union dead and several hundred Confederate dead.

 Current Events: Fiddler's Green
Recollections Isaac Golding writes ""Fiddlers' Green"

Halfway down the Trail to Hell

In a shady meadow green,

Are the Souls of all dead troopers camped

Near a good old-time canteen,

And this eternal resting place

Is known as Fiddlers' Green.

Marching past, straight through to Hell,

The Infantry are seen,

Accompanied by the Engineers,

Artillery and Marine,

For none but the shades of Cavalrymen

Dismount at Fiddlers' Green.

Though some go curving down the trail

To seek a warmer scene,

No trooper ever gets to Hell

Ere he's emptied his canteen,

And so rides back to drink again

With friends at Fiddlers' Green.

And so when man and horse go down

Beneath a saber keen.

Or in a roaring charge of fierce melee

You stop a bullet clean,

And the hostiles come to get your scalp,

Just empty your canteen,

And put your pistol to your head

And go to Fiddlers' Green.


 awesome 2nd ACR pics
Recollections Anonymous writes "

I've got awesome 2nd ACR shots of Iron Troop at Camp McGovern Bosnia on my
web-site, come and see...http://www.geocities.com/plaid_shad/photosarmy.html

Shadrach Ronayneof

4th Platoon, Recon Raiders

Iron Troop, 3/2 ACRScouts Out!


Note: The link is now working

 Looking for info on Clifford L Wasson
Recollections Isaac Golding writes "My father, Clifford L Wasson, was Regimental SGT MAJ of 1st Recon Squadron, 2d Armored Cav in Bayreuth Germany (Bindlach Kaserne) and in Nurnberg Germany during the period 1960 - 1965. I would love to hear from anyone who may have served with him. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Warren Wasson
Highland Village, Texas.


 Aug 02 - 1990 INVASION
Recollections Isaac Golding writes "Shortly after midnight, three divisions of Iraq's elite Republican Guard cross the border into Kuwait,"

 I serve
Recollections Isaac Golding writes "By Capt. Clemens S. Kruse

        (Army News Service,
July 2, 2001)

 I serve because a royal concept of mercantilism digressed
into taxation

without representation.

        I serve because a
common farmer, a colonial militia officer, a

decent, ordinary man faced with extraordinary circumstances
risked his life

and livelihood when he entered a basement chamber in Philadelphia
in the

fall of 1774 to join the Continental Congress and became the
father of our


        I serve because a
first lieutenant brought me coffee at 2 a.m. while

I was on guard duty and asked me to talk through my concerns
about accepting

my nomination to a service academy.

        I serve because of the
chills I felt during reveille as a Boy Scout

at Lake Arrowhead, as a basic trainee at Fort Benning, and as a
new cadet at

West Point.

        I serve because of the
chills I feel each day I have the opportunity

to honor my nation's colors at retreat.

        I serve because of
seven articles and 27 amendments that serve as a

225-year-old experiment in government that King George wrote off
as a doomed

system -- that is today emulated by every country introducing
free trade.

        I serve because I know
my leaders will never ask me to march into

our legislative branch to establish new law, as Oliver Cromwell's

        I serve because my
country's tremendous wealth of resources and

creativity is balanced by philanthropic gestures at home and

        I serve to equally
protect the idealisms of both The Honorable Tom

Daschle and Rush Limbaugh; both Billy Graham and Larry Flint;
both Bill

Gates and John Doe; both Al Gore and Charlton Heston.

        I serve to strengthen
George Orwell's statement "We sleep safe in

our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit
violence on

those who would do us harm."

        I serve because one
million lawyers working today constantly

question and strengthen the limits of our law -- when our law

unquestionable, I will have cause for concern.

        I serve because
Khomeini, Qaddafi, Hitler, Noriega, Hussein, Aidid,

and Milosevic are seldom satisfied without introducing their
tyranny and


        I serve because I want
my children to describe their father's job as

defending their freedom.

        I serve because the
American public has high expectations of

protection and sanctity.

        I serve because
somebody has to, and I feel I can do it better than


        (Editor's note: Kruse,
is a company commander at McDonald Army

Community Hospital, Fort Eustis, Va.)


 Etta James
Recollections Isaac Golding writes "If you have ever heard Etta James sing you know the power her music has. In a few days I will bring her to a whole new light. Stay tuned................."

 Living History
Recollections Isaac Golding writes "

front cover of this site states that the Second Cavalry Association is a group of
Regimental veterans that contain memories of history of incalculable
value.  "

 Interesting Cold war Link
Recollections Isaac_Golding writes "

As most everybody will agree CNN is one of the most professional news organizations around. So it should come to no big surprise that I would sooner or later end up there searching for cavalry related news for the site. The following link I found to be
exceptionally interesting.



 Feb 24 -1991 Ground war and Surrender !
Recollections Isaac Golding writes "In the dark of early morning, U.S.-led coalition tanks finally enter Kuwait and parts of Iraq."

 A letter from a viewer
Recollections David Michel writes "Isaac;

I saw the notice regarding the wreath laying today. I'm sorry I can't enjoy
the priviledge of attending. I will be away on business.

I sent the information on to the rest of the gang.

Your men and the regiment are regularly in my thoughts for debts we cannot

David Michel

 hey I found two people from the rock
Recollections Anonymous writes "Do yous remember Cheif CLark from the DIsrencery, he is in TEXAS and his e-mail is linda@inu.net and also CHIEF Dickman From SQDN maint. the CLARKS will be sending me his e-mail soon i hope and I will forward it to yous Chief DIckman is retiring in feb dont know when and he is staying in Germany in Bad Bernek, Sincerly; Rod LaCross at abc376@hotmail.com"

 The Shoulder Patch
Recollections Isaac Golding writes "This story is being posted on behalf of Ken Meek.

This is a picture of the various types and variations of the Toujours Pret

patch I have been able to identify. I would be interested in hearing about

and seeing any additional ones any 2nd ACR veterans know about.


 Jan 25 -1991 - Enviromental Warfare
Recollections Isaac Golding writes "With his once-feared military reduced to an impotent force of moving targets, Saddam tries to turn world public opinion against the war in part by creating an environmental catastrophe. Iraqi troops destroy Kuwaiti oil wells and pump millions of gallons of crude oil into the Persian Gulf. "

 East German Border Tower
Recollections doob writes "Border troops...Ever wonder what the inside of one of those BT11s looked like? What was the view like? Well, check out new images in the Cold War section of the User Submitted Photos to find out."

 Jan 19 - 1991 - SCUDS
Recollections Isaac Golding writes "Iraq strikes back symbolically and politically by lobbing Soviet-made Scud missiles into Israel, "


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