Fury is part of the 2nd. Was there from 1983 to 1985. (U.S. based units): 101st Airborne, 1st Infantry Division … All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Greatest military base I was ever on. Maybe squad. Check. Leave for cancelled because of it. 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. "You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. And when in convoy we saw a sea of one finger salutes. I think my brother was in the same unit. 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. 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. in Germany from 1945 to 1989. 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. However we were the only line of defense for Northern Germany and the closest combat unit to East Berlin at the time. 48th Armored Medical Battalion. Regt. It was so cold . I was with Willie Johnson. I was with A 3/41 inf (mech) 2ad fwd when it was first built. They spontaneously spread out even further so as to force the officers to return numerous salutes, all the while shouting “Brass Balls Ma am’”, this continued until they wised up and took a detour. we were sent there in 1978 from ft hood. I was at LDCK from 1982 to 1987, such great memories. I was in E 4-41 as a 11B assigned to a TOW trackFrom 1983 to 1985 My LTC was, LTC Seitz. Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - 1945..+ all fields of WWII - Page 145. SS-Panzerdivision, and many more. I later transferred to the 498th Support Battalion. Replacements from the U.S. arrive. When I was there, Ronald Reagan was president and there was a lot of anti-American sentiment, particularly in December 1983 in to spring of 1984 we had student protesters at the gate at least twice. In addition, this site takes no partisan stand on any political issue. Many memories. 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... 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Regt 1st Inf Div (Forward) 3rd Infantry Division 8th Infantry Division 1st Armor Division 2nd Ar Div. Normally, the S-2 NCOIC job went to a senior infantry non-commissioned officer. 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. I loved it there. Fury was part of the 2nd Armored Division. There was something different about this post. My CO was Samuel Bullware and an awful Commander. Great times in northern germany. A World War 2 Historical Site Feature "A Dutch Liberation Down South" written by Hans Heltzel The story of the civilians, soldiers of the 2 nd Armored Division, 30 th Infantry Division, 113 th Cavalry Group, XIX Corps, 275. Many great memories of Bremen at a club called Aladiin's, right next to the ST. Pauli girl brewery. In May 1951, the 2nd Armored Division was again sent to Europe with the then Combat Command stationed at Baumholder, Germany. It was awful. Eventually I was treated for pneumonia, though it was only when it nearly became very bad. Elbe Operation with 2d Armored Division and 83d Infantry Division. I went on google earth The 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia on 15 July 1940. Spent sometime in Oldenburg as well. Some of my best times were spent in Bremen and bremerhaven amongst the locals. No one can capture the whole spirit of a unit with words, or pictures. respect. Scared me to death. May 20, 2020 - 2nd Armored Division, Morocco, Sicily, Normandy, Ardennes, Germany, World War II, WWII,WW2, Second World War. 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. Mark I was working as the senior medic at troop medical at the time.specialist Soares 498 med. Where soldiers from Southern Germany used to receive cold weather training in Northern Germany every year, the Division (Forward) (which was the northern most home of American maneuver forces in Europe) annually received its cold weather training in Boris and Oksbol, Denmark. I also remember being issued the then new Humvees. Remember wearing the dang MOPP suit for two weeks straight. Bad Kreuznach. 1st Infantry Division (Forward) 2nd Armored Division (Forward) 3rd Infantry Division. "HOW" stood for "Hell on Wheels.". Had a great time 82-84 TOW Echo company 250. M41 Walker Bulldog light tank. It was not to be. The locals were a mixed bag: Younger people seemed to enjoy the young, wild GIs from the Division (Forward) in the nearby towns --, As well as being among the first units to receive, At the time, the Division (Forward) was commanded by then-Brigadier General. The clubs in osterholz scharmbeck from what I remember we're vampys and stagges hotel and several other gastettes. In 1999, Old Ironsides was deployed again. On 15 July 1940, the 13th Cavalry was re-designated the 13th Armored Regiment and became part of the new 1st Armored Division. 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. 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. Only remember platoon Sgt Cortez. I was later transferred to Washington State National Guard. We where to block them in if possible, but under no circumstances where we to touch or otherwise harm them. The soldiers were young and prone to frequently going out and getting in trouble the way that soldiers have always, in time immemorial fashion. Under this concept, the Army became Division centered around its combat and maneuver units. Disco at Osterholz-Scharmbeck? 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. The important thing is not to stop questioning. ", "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulder of giants. 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. Yet after awhile it all calmed down and went back to normal. I spent lots of time in Bremahaven but I went to Frankfurt and Munich. I didn't like it there at first sight but had I stayed on active duty, I would've stayed right there. What a mess. ", -- Albert Einstein, record-holder for smartest person ever, "The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. 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. 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. Coleman Kaserne Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. Bars in Bremerhaven? Bad Kreuznach. I was in HQ platoon. I was there from 81-84. Hood TX. Col baccum never made BG. 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. Thanks for bringing back some fond and not so fond memories. I seem to remember a rather crazy protest at the main gate by those that wanted us gone. We got to go to the original LEGOLAND and tour Nazi bunkers on the coast. Regt 1st Inf Div (Forward) 3rd Infantry Division 8th Infantry Division 1st Armor Division 2nd Ar Div. However, those are other stories. Got to go to Denmark and Austria as well. lol. Copenhagen rocked! Nice read brother. Sergeant Mason Douglas Whetstone, 30, Ogden, Utah (grew up in Anchorage; Dimond High School graduate) Di In January 1958, the unit was returned to Fort Hood, Texas In January 1958, the unit was returned to Fort Hood, Texas. 3ID was the largest Division in Army history for a short period of time during the "Drawdown" in Germany. 6K likes. We got a Burger King in 1986 I believe. I actually was one of the poor guys that brought the 2AD(Fwd) to Garlstedt from Ft Hood. Stationed there 6/80-2/83 ... HHB 1/14 FA ... Was a forward observer and went to the field with 250 341 and 266... Lots of good memories. 3ID was the largest Division in Army history for a short period of time during the "Drawdown" in Germany. That first winter was nuts. 38 years later J. Nelson. maintenance Batt. Mr Robishaw,You CO was Captain Miles when we were in Galkatraz, I was his driver. That said, we once went to Denmark and fired TOW missiles at a barge in the North Sea, in January. 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