Once there was a supposed Soviet monitor in the area and we all had mandatory briefings on not harming them. 8th March 1945. Praise You In This Storm - Casting Crowns. The brigade received additional aviation, engineer, military intelligence, medical, and logistics support units and was re-designated 2nd Armored Division (Forward). We go back often. I was in HQ platoon. Some SSG, Sanchez i was an instructor at the HOW academy with SSG Cherry and 1SGT Hill in charge. My fist duty station right out of AIT. I agree with jim the camaraderie at LDCK, was so close,mainly because we were always busy and on the go. It was a clannish place, where friendship was taken very seriously, and soldiers were very lucky to have leaders they could generally respect very much. I was in HHC 498th Spt Bn worked in Tech Supply i the warehouse for a little while, the Property Book Office. The 3AD was activated in April 1941 and began its training at Camp Polk, Lousiana. According to the fine folks at the HOW Academy, the 2nd Armored (Forward) came to Northern Germany in 1978, as a result of a decision by then-President Jimmy Carter to assist British operations in the NorthAG (Northern Army Group) of NATO. Blizzard of 79? They live inside us and, sometimes, they win. Serving as the armored exploitation force for the U.S. XV Corps, the 2nd Division forced the Saverne Gap and thrust forward boldly, unbalancing German defenses in northern Alsace and liberating Strasbourg on 23 November 1944. During that time, the 2nd Armored Division participated in many NATO exercises, as well as Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm (1990-1991). I went on google earth and was able to see the building I lived in at Coleman Barracks. The division first saw combat in Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa. I went on google earth Don Mueller San Luis Obispo, California 5/3/2020 There were some hallmarks of service at 4-41 Infantry, as well as the rest of the units at LDCK. It would not be unti... MG James M. Gavin during combat operations in Holland, 1942 By JIM PURCELL For students of military history and U.S. paratroopers from... By JIM PURCELL When it is on the job, the AC-130 makes it rain steel. Military Police Platoon. I was in the 2nd armored div. I was at LDCK from 1982 to 1987, such great memories. Great description. Looking for more information from military/civilian All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. lol. Greatest military base I was ever on. and he was stationed in the very same unit, and all my old friends got to see my wife again with her new husband..crazy shit. 1981-1982 Bravo Co. 3/41 Inf. Forces operating in the Federal Republic of Germany. (Wouldn't have been a standout kinda guy, more of one that was in trouble more often than not). After training at Camp Polk and in the Mojave Desert the division … is a World War II tank division which saw combat from June 1944 to September 1945. I was a cav platoon leader with C Trp, 2/1 Cav and deployed from Ft. The Third Armored Division. Supply Battalion. (Germany based units) USAREUR (U.S. Army Europe): 1st Armored Division, Ansbach; 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Nuremberg. i was in d company 17th in garlstadt too 1983-85. I will never forget the experiences and friends I made at LDCK 2nd AD(FWD) !!! I was there too from 1986 to 1989 in 4/3FA. He was a long-time 'Germany soldier' who had spent most of his years in uniform in the FRG. Scared me to death. We got a Burger King in 1986 I believe. Being from Philly i thought i could handle the cold, no way very cold there.Does anyone remember the blizzard in 79 we were stuck in the barracks. Hello Mr Purcell ,Thank you so much for this post.You did a fine job of describing life at Garlstedt .When I was there in 1986 , the units were...3-41 ..4-41 inf ,2-66 armor ,4/3 FA (me)...498 support btn ....2/1 air cav and a combat engineer co. It was awful. Many heroes were born during this war, yes 100 hours only but Yet after awhile it all calmed down and went back to normal. Regt 1st Inf Div (Forward) 3rd Infantry Division 8th Infantry Division 1st Armor Division 2nd Ar Div. I was stationed LDK from 1983 to 1986 loved it best time of my life I was in a cohort unit from ft Carson coladodo 11b 4-41 Inf really miss Germany at times ty for the memories. Headquarters “Combat Command A” (CCA), 2nd Armored Division June 1 to June 30, 1944 with companys o the 2nd Armored, 17th Armored Engineer … The division played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and the invasion of Germany. I seem to remember a rather crazy protest at the main gate by those that wanted us gone. We were in the field 8 months out of 12. I didn't like it there at first sight but had I stayed on active duty, I would've stayed right there. 2nd Armored Division (Forward) Strengthening NATO: Stationing of the 2nd Armored Division (Forward) in Northern Germany Hell On Wheels War Against the Axis (map) Historical record operations of US 2nd Armored Division Lt. Houcek. Funny Cold Steel Powell made me get out of my POV to salute him. European Theater of Operations. No one believes that we went to the field as much as we say we did, however only the ones that served at LDCK 2nd AD(FWD) will know and agree that we went to the field A LOT !!! Combat engineer that hated Graf and hohenfels,spent 2 weeks in OKs bold Denmark in 87. Mr Robishaw,You CO was Captain Miles when we were in Galkatraz, I was his driver. - NARA - 198838.jpg 3,000 × 2,461; 1.68 MB - NARA - … We were part of the COHORT unit that left in 86 for Ft. I spent lots of time in Bremahaven but I went to Frankfurt and Munich. I grew up in the 1970s and was a young man in the 1980s and it was so much more chill than today. Thanks, Andreas from Muenster, now Florida. The 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) had become Fort Polk's major tenant in 1974, and hundreds of millions of dollars in construction made it one of the most modern installations in the Army. The Division (Forward) as it was known, supported operations of a British armored division, as I recall. best 2 years of my life were spent there. I was in that same unit for 15 months. I also remember being issued the then new Humvees. Great times go back often. I was the PSNCO for the 2/50 Infantry. Life is good, Y'all. Eventually I was treated for pneumonia, though it was only when it nearly became very bad. *3/67 Armored Regiment 1950-1990. click I have standards here and would not put up anything that is not family friendly. The 2 nd Armored Division was the first to reach the Elbe River in mid-April 1945, which is where the Fury story begins. I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.". We too went around shouting “Fix Bayonets” when saluting. I arrived to Lucius D. Clay Kaserne in early December, 1986 from the 21st Replacement Detachment, in Frankfurt. 2nd Armored Division - Hell on Wheels. Best post I was ever on.Thanks for your article it brought back good memories, Was stationed there from 85-88 with my wife and 3 kids. In short, it's a beast. If anyone wants to argue about it, I will attest to it. Great times in northern germany. Welcome to the Facebook page of the "2nd Armored in Europe" living history association, keeping alive the WWII US 2nd Armored Division for over 20 years. stories or thoughts on the subject, please contact me. In short, garrison life was short-lived in the "Iron Deuce." Anyone, Denmark during reforger? I was there from 85 to 88, 11C with Fix Bayonets. CAMPAIGNS: France and Germany. But we did drive to Frankfort once just for Pizza Hut pizza...lol The Autobahn was amazing to drive, Good memories for sure.."STRAIGHT AND STALWART", Really nice to see many memories3/41 1980-82. Stuck in time or walking down Memory Lane: TJK Sta... "The Quaker Potters of North Carolina" by Hal Pugh, The Impressionist Revolution short documentary. This is a volunteer news site that publishes general and government news, history, commentary, the arts and culture, science and music. Fury is part of the 2nd. I was in E 4-41 as a 11B assigned to a TOW trackFrom 1983 to 1985 My LTC was, LTC Seitz. I left in 1987 with a german wife who left me in the states, married another G.I. Spent about 3 months in B co 4/41 and then moved to HHC 4/41 in the motor pool working on everything (The BMO found out i had turned wrenches my whole life). Armored "Hell on Wheels" Division. Denmark was cool, I snuck out of Oskbol one night and was partying with some locals and some Mp's walked in, a Dane gave me his long heavy jacket just in time, and I didn't get caught. Loved my time in garlstedt. Place and date: Near Wurselen, Germany, 13 October 1944. In May 1951, the 2nd Armored Division was again sent to Europe with the then Combat Command stationed at Baumholder, Germany. Thanks for the memories my brothers and if any of have pictures of the base, please share them. Only remember platoon Sgt Cortez. 2nd Armored Division Best two years of my two+ decades in the Army. Normally, the S-2 NCOIC job went to a senior infantry non-commissioned officer. In fact, the Army back then had its flaws -- common sense sometimes lacking being one of them. Copenhagen rocked! Paul Y. I will agree that, that post was one of the coldest places I have ever lived. 3ID was the largest Division in Army history for a short period of time during the "Drawdown" in Germany. This is a smut- and bad language-free zone. I was part of the Cohart Armor unit that arrived in winter. The 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry held the greeting "Straight and Stalwart" and the 2nd Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment  greeted each other as "Iron Knights.". On 15 July 1940, the 13th Cavalry was re-designated the 13th Armored Regiment and became part of the new 1st Armored Division. The 67th Armored Regiment (2nd Armored Division) was organized in 1940 and first saw action in the initial invasion of North Africa in November 1942. Commanding General. Wouldn't trade any of it for anything. We did not get to enjoy the BK on post. However, those are other stories. 1stSgt Charles Taz Cosby one of the finest NCO I ever knew. 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Bars in Bremerhaven? According to the fine folks at the HOW Academy, the 2nd Armored (Forward) came to Northern Germany in 1978, as a result of a decision by then-President Jimmy Carter to assist British operations in the NorthAG (Northern Army Group) of NATO. Garlstedt was a mudhole initially, the PX was in a trailer, but by 1980 most things were constructed. though back then that was no reason to go on Sick Call let alone go to the hospital. ACTIVATION: August 24, 1943. Oh yeah. Can't forget Racy's either. In January 1958, the unit was returned to Fort Hood, Texas In January 1958, the unit was returned to Fort Hood, Texas. It was originally commanded by Major General Charles L. Scott, with Colonel George S. Patton, Jr. in charge of training. rotated back to Fort Hood, in 1988, its final pass in review at LDCK was taken by a British two star and his wife. 1950 thru 1954: 2nd Armored Division Combat Command B:, 1954 to 1996: 2nd Armored Division. There were times when armored vehicles convoyed on busy public highways or thoroughfares. No sidewalks, no grass, few roads. I was transferred from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and there had been winter there -- but nothing like what I had experienced in Frankfurt, and certainly nothing like what I came to find at LDCK, in Garlstedt. Regt. Almost got killed in of those during one of our many, many, field exercises to Hohenfels. (Germany based units) USAREUR (U.S. Army Europe): 1st Armored Division, Ansbach; 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Nuremberg. At the kaserne, though, in my experience at 4-41, vehicle maintenance, field readiness, personal fitness and tactical training were paramount. As for loading a train, that is when you learned to trust the ground guide, because you could not see the rail car, all you could see was the long drop to the ground. My NCOIC (Non Commissioned Officer In-Charge) initially was SFC Craig Fisher, who was a 25 year soldier, the Intel Sergeant at the section when I first arrived. Grafenwoehr? As part of its efforts to revive the French military following the disaster of 1940, the United States equipped 19 French air squadrons and carried out … Mike, are you from Chicago? Went by the name Tank.. was fo for 5th and then 6th platoon... Who are u? Hohenfels? !Dave Jobe. Just asking I had a friend with the same name in the same unit stationed there till the early ninetees. That’s when I arrived. maintenance Batt. Citation: Capt. Many memories. Hell On Wheels North Africa Us Army World War Two Scale Models Ww2 Mount Rushmore Germany United States. During their period of service in World War II, the 2nd Armored Division took 76,963 prisoners of war, liberated tens of thousands of Allied POWs, and destroyed or captured thousands of enemy tanks, including Panzers and Tigers. 3-41 left in May 1986 and 1–41 came. Place and date: Near Wurselen, Germany, 13 October 1944. The Division (Forward) was in garrison more than its three maneuver battalions, and it was no surprise if one or two of its maneuver battalions were gone at the same time doing some training or other somewhere. Hester, Henry R. LTC, "Operations of the 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division, in the push from the Roer to the Rhine, 28 February-4 March 1945" (Rhineland Campaign) Hewette, James B. CPT, "Operations of Company K, and the 3rd Battalion, 184th Infantry, 7th Infantry Division, on Okinawa, 1 April - 22 June 1945" (Ryukyu Campaign) I wad there from Nov.86 to Nov.88......2/66TH HHC. Col baccum never made BG. The Division (Forward) spent an inordinate amount of time in the field, compared to either the units I had served in at Fort Bragg, North Carolina or in Ft. Ord, California. Sergeant Mason Douglas Whetstone, 30, Ogden, Utah (grew up in Anchorage; Dimond High School graduate) Di This comment has been removed by a blog administrator. Thanks for the well written post and the trip down memory lane.Donald Watson, I was there in 1984 to 1987 bring back a lot of memories. will be posted in the next few days, Click here to open 'USArmyGermany' frameset, 2nd Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - 1945..+ all fields of WWII - Page 145. It was so cold . This site is about News, History, Government, Science, Commentary, Culture, Music, Poetry and Literature. We certainly had the finest equipment in the Army. I was lucky enough to drive a GAMAGOAT. I was later transferred to Washington State National Guard. His name is Michael Burk. In 4-41, we knew each other better than our wives and loved ones did, we certainly spent more time with each other in almost every condition than they did. It was cold I was Alpha company 2-66, 82-85.3/41 LTC Robert Cold Steel Powell..tall Georgian who could swear with the best of them. The 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia on 15 July 1940. I loved it there. LDCK was a small kaserne with its own LTA (Limited Training Area). See more ideas about wwii, world war, world war ii. The mess tent was handing out Spam soup (it wasn’t bad at all) but before we could get back to our position it had solidified in to a cup of grease. ", "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulder of giants. M26 (T26E3) - 2nd Armored Division/ Germany 1945 kovový model s plastovými díly v měřítku 1/43 The weather was harsh. One, the 2nd Armored Division, or 2ème Division Blindée, was raised in North Africa on August 24, 1943, as part of the reorganization of the French Army of Africa. I actually was one of the poor guys that brought the 2AD(Fwd) to Garlstedt from Ft Hood. The 2nd Armored Division (Fwd) was a forward-deployed brigade of the 2nd Armored Division stationed in Northern Germany between 1975-1992. Do anyone remember/know him? Great article I was with B 2/50 Infantry 80-82, We were there at the same period.i was senior medic working under major Dr John J Lammie as medical specialist assigned to 498th med co. ", Army Uniform Standards Have Changed For The Worse, The Birth of the United States Army Airborne, SGT Leigh Ann Hester Won Silver Star In Iraq, Jimmy Stewart: Combat Pilot and Colonel During World War II, The 2nd Armored Division (Forward), Lucius D. Clay Kaserne, Garlstedt, FRG, The MRE Continues To Be Improved Over The Years, MG James M. Gavin: The 'Jumping General' of the 82nd Airborne, MOST Shocking ANTI-MASK KARENS of ALL TIME, Commander Richard M. Nixon and World War II, Chamberlain's 20th Maine Saves the Union at Little Round Top, Kool & The Gang - Celebration (Official Music Video), Modern Army Combatives Program • Hand To Hand Combat Cage, Augusta's War: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne. In 1999, Old Ironsides was deployed again. I was in 4/3 from 1987-1991 in Service battery as motor sargeant for Charlie battery then in desert storm hq battery motor sargeant. Citation: Capt. This was a very combat-ready unit that was used to working in extremely harsh weather and terrain environments and which was easily able to work with a wide array of NATO units. https://sonsoflibertymuseum.org/2nd-armored-division-ww2.cfm I arrived there in December 1981 and left in March of 1983. Disco at Osterholz-Scharmbeck? So, I was assigned to the S-2 Section at 4-41, which was known as the "Fix Bayonets" battalion because it was the greeting between officers and enlisted men upon passing. in Germany from 1945 to 1989. Met my now wife of 38 yrs at Pam pams n Hagen, she was 18 I was 20. her parents still own their farm in hahnenknoop. (U.S. based units): 101st Airborne, 1st Infantry Division … 1987 : U.S. ARMY EUROPE "Imagination is more important than knowledge. I was there from 81-84. BURT, James M. Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, Company B, 66th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored Division. Call sign: Psycho.That was also his name among the troops, He was extremely into bayonet training and running. 38 years later J. Nelson. Yes, the fellows were given a longer rope than ordinarily back at the kaserne, but no one wanted to be on the wrong side of training requirements. Maybe... LCDR Richard M. Nixon By JIM PURCELL Richard M. Nixon (Jan. 19, 1913-April 22, 1994) was the 36th president of the United States. Don’t forget the Viking graves on the North side of post with each grave fenced in with 6 ft chain-link fencing. And, in general, there were infrequent visitors in garrison by British Army dignitaries, though this was known to me only by reading The Forward Edge, which was the kaserne's local newspaper. As an engineer I had the privilege of going places where others didn't get to go. I was stationed at Luscious D Clay kaserne from 1979 t0 1981. Hood TX. 3ID was the largest Division in Army history for a short period of time during the "Drawdown" in Germany. I was in HHC, 498th from 1984 until 1987. I was with A 3/41 inf (mech) 2ad fwd when it was first built. The following units were at one time part of the 2nd Armored Division in different time periods: there are more. Rebuilt hydraulics. We wait nervously knowing that we the 2nd Brigade was the lead element of the 3rd Armored Division and we were told there would be 150.000 deaths on our side. Got to go to Denmark and Austria as well. I think my brother was in the same unit. *B/67, 2nd Bn.., Armored Regiment 1991. May 20, 2020 - 2nd Armored Division, Morocco, Sicily, Normandy, Ardennes, Germany, World War II, WWII,WW2, Second World War. That first winter was nuts. Thought I'd smelled bad before.......Three cold was unbelievable for me being from the southwest. Hell on Wheels 6K likes. At the time I arrived, 4-41 was in itself relatively new, as it had recently been designated such after being the 2nd Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment when he originally arrived at LDCK (what year that was I have no idea anymore). Vehicles from 2nd armored division in 2nd armored division Krefeld Germany 8th March 1945. No profanity, vulgar language, personal attacks, libel or defamation, nudity of any kind or sexual imagery is permitted on this site. The car was hot. The 2nd Armored Division followed the 30th’s initial attack and swept north and east to Frelenberg and Beggendorf expanding the bridgehead into Germany. 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! Combat command A. Still, if given the choice, 4-41 Infantry and the Division (Forward) would have been and still is my first choice to have served in would the balloon have gone up for the Third World War in Europe during the 1980s. I later transferred to the 498th Support Battalion. Elbe Operation with 2d Armored Division and 83d Infantry Division. Ron Robishaw, we were in the same platoon. Frequently, American units worked with Dutch, FRG and British forces. His name is Michael Burk. Couldn't find My unit 250 my unit 250 m inf, C Co. 2/50 Mech Inf from 78-80. Loved it. A lifetime ago, the men and women of the 2nd Armored Division (Forward) held the line in the Northern Army Group in Northern Germany, as part of a larger British and allied force stationed in the area..The division forward was the northernmost maneuver brigade for U.S. 1st armored division, old ironsides, united states army, iii corps, logo shield, crest, patch, usa u s army, 1st infantry, first infantry division, big red one, 2nd infantry division, 3rd infantry division, fourth infantry, division, 7th infantry The 2nd Armored Division (Hell on Wheels) was an armored division of the United States Army.Fury is part of the 2nd. respect. Do you remember/know him? "HOW" stood for "Hell on Wheels.". U.S. 2nd Armored Division in Germany during the 1950s. Maneuver training sometimes happened in areas occupied by German nationals, though the Army went out of its way to work as unobtrusively as possible. 140 were here. Some really good times spent at the British bases and out in the country side while out on one of the many field problems you spoke of. By modern standards, I suppose, much of its equipment was antiquated and basic. COLD AS HELL!! Colors were cased 17 January 1992. LTC Leonard B. Scott By JIM PURCELL When LTC Leonard B. Scott strode out to the microphone, he looked less like a veteran Army officer... By JIM PURCELL Like a lot of soldiers from the 1990s and before, part of our everyday lives in uniform included polishing boots and pr... BG Billy Mitchell, father of The Airborne By JIM PURCELL The history of United States Airborne Forces did not begin on the training fi... Leigh Ann Hester Was First Woman To Win Silver Star Since WWII By JIM PURCELL Leigh Ann Hester was born on Jan. 12, 1982 in Bowli... By JIM PURCELL Actor Jimmy Stewart (1908-1997) is perhaps best-remembered by movie fans for the 1946 Christmas blockbuster classic  “... By JIM PURCELL Former Intel Analyst,  4th Bn, 41st Infantry Regiment  "Fix Bayonets" Battalion 2nd Armored Division (Forwar... By JIM PURCELL After World War II, into the 1950s, the United States armed forces was on a search to replace a slew of rifles and weap... By JIM PURCRELL My father, then-Corporal James J. Purcell, Sr., was part of the invading force on June 6, 1944, when the Allies under ... By JIM PURCELL The Meal-Ready-To-Eat (MRE) was under development beginning in 1963, by the Department of Defense. Coleman Kaserne Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. In the rear soldiers, particularly those from the maneuver battalions and the artillery battalion, seemed to be given some leeway with schedules to allow for time with families and time off. I was in 11th Signal Corp and husband in 17th Eng. I remember the dam snow and the ox and class six in trailers. The 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia on Jul 15, 1940, by reorganizing and redesignating the Provisional Tank Brigade composed of the 66th Infantry Regiment (Light Tanks), the 67th Infantry Regiment (Medium Tanks), and the 68th Infantry Regiment … I served with Co.A 124th Armored Ordnance Battalion . A memorable moment. BURT, James M. Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, Company B, 66th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored Division. Finally, after months of training the division moved to the Line of Departure, alongside the 1st Armored Division on its left flank and the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment on its right flank. He was trav... ‘One of the Most Compassionate Things We Can Do’: ... On the benefits of growing old gracefully. The 2nd Armored Division was formed in 1940 in preparation of possible US involvement in World War II. Hood to Garlstedt in Jan 1979 for the initial stationing. 1st Infantry Division (Forward) 2nd Armored Division (Forward) 3rd Infantry Division. My CO was Samuel Bullware and an awful Commander. Does anyone remember the club in Osterholz- Scharmbeck or the place that sold the rotisserie chicken and ham hocks, I was the first replacement soldier after the initial tdy folks left. Rebuilt hydraulics. Lockheed built 47 AC130s wi... Everything is so uptight these days. of the images and information from the 12th Anniversary yearbook Regt 1st Inf Div (Forward) 3rd Infantry Division 8th Infantry Division 1st Armor Division 2nd Ar Div. Very good times. Scott was promoted to command the I Armored Corpsin November of that year, which put Patton, now a brigadier general, in command of the division. FLASH FICTION FANTASY I came back for a 3rs tour and the put me in a shithole called babenhausen, boy we had it made in Garlstedt, My husband and I were there 83-86. I was with Willie Johnson. It was not to be. Just reading over some of the comments which i already commented but LDCK was a trip Jan 79 when i arrived px, class vi in trailers. Secretary of War Henry Stimson inspects the 2nd Armored Division in Berlin, Germany during the Potsdam Conference. Good leadership is not something assured in every army, at every post, at every time. Didn't spend as much time in the field as 41st INF, 66th ARM or 4/3rd FA but we had teams that supported them at least once a month with a lot of time in Bergen. After advancing to attack the Iraqi’s western flank, 2nd Brigade received artillery fire from Iraq’s Madina Division and counter attacked. And, the British had operational control of the Division (Forward) in sector. What a great time last week at the 17th annual 3AD Veterans Association Reunion and new 3AD monument dedication at Fort Benning (Columbus), Georgia ( the new home of the Armor branch and School since leaving Ft. Knox, KY in 2010). When we arrived it wasn't finished yes and we had to stay in Hohenfels Training Area. (Forward) 3rd Armor Division Berlin Brigade I was there went C 2-66 when to CAT with M60A1 and the new M1. On 17 June 1963, the 2nd Brigade was activated in Kitzingen, Germany, as a senior headquarters to one armor battalion and two mechanized infantry battalions. Winters were harsh, our Battery Commander was relieved because 30 of us caught frost nip and had p-3 profiles for 2 months. The, "Dug-Man" was there in 87', I was also stationed their from 83 to 86. German-American relations were a big thing then as Americans had never been stationed in Northern Germany before. The site's management reserves the right to screen all messages for appropriateness through this venue. Bg Thomas Tait..great Brigade/Div Forward Commander. Was in the 2ND Armored Division Maintenance Batt. Jeeps and soldiers. funny thing i left in Aug 81 went to ft Belvoir and returned to LDCK Aug 84 back to the same unit HHC 49th Spt Bn. I worked in the clinic as a medical specialist assigned to med co 498th support battalion. There was something different about this post. Under this concept, the Army became Division centered around its combat and maneuver units. Indeed, later on, when 4/41 Inf. Still listed as active with a strength of 0%. And was good at getting Cordell all drunken up!! We spent probably 8 months out of the year the woods training. While stationed in Germany in 1952 with the 7th Army, the 2nd Armored Division was based at Stutttgart-Vaihingen under the command of General Williston Palmer . Anti-aircraft artillery – 195th AAA AW Battalion (SP), from June 11th, 1944 to May 9th, 1945: lieutenant-colonel Lawrence A. Delvin Check. Again thanks for bringing this all back.ClintIRON KNIGHTS. Fury was part of the 2nd Armored Division. Jeeps and soldiers. The 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia on 15 July 1940. If you have any Very cold but a wonderful post to be stationed at. It was originally commanded by Major General Charles L. Scott, with Colonel George S. Pattonin charge of training. In June 1951, … Curiosity has its own reason for existing. Are they had was open barracks with the latrines in separate buildings which meant going out in the snow whenever you had to go. Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. May 20, 2020 - 2nd Armored Division, Morocco, Sicily, Normandy, Ardennes, Germany, World War II, WWII,WW2, Second World War. "You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. I'm looking for anyone that remembers him from then, as I have some info I'm looking for while he was there. Don Estes I was in C trp 2/1 Cav. It was one of the first places where the Bradley Fighting Vehicles (M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, M3 Scout Vehicle) were introduced. 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