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The 505th had some unusual members.
We were there until approximately September, 1957.We had 8th Div shoulder patches, ben hur 1959 netflix but our tanks had 7th Army on the front.I went out to inspect the guards after that incident and le petit bordelais menu checked one of the guys from my company at the rail entrance to the depot.His thrift, deportment off duty and care of equipment are in the finest tradition of military service.A Co M-88.I received the alert at about 0300 and by the time I arrived the 18th Infantry (also in Coleman Barracks, Sandhoffen) was moving out the gate.That was obvious to us soldiers by the 2 times our company was transferred in 4 months, but we didn't know just what was happening.Wachenheim an der Weinstraße (Rheinland-Pfalz) WÄchtersbach (Hessen) Wadern (Saarland) WaghÄusel (Baden-Württemberg) Wahlstedt (Schleswig-Holstein) Waiblingen (Baden-Württemberg) Waibstadt (Baden-Württemberg) Waischenfeld (Bayern) WaldbrÖl (Nordrhein-Westfalen) Waldeck (Hessen) Waldenbuch (Baden-Württemberg) Waldenburg (Sachsen) Waldenburg (Baden-Württemberg) Waldershof (Bayern) Waldheim (Sachsen) Waldkappel (Hessen) Waldkirch (Baden-Württemberg) Waldkirchen (Bayern) Waldkraiburg (Bayern) Waldmünchen (Bayern) Waldsassen (Bayern).I drove the M-553 Goer wrecker recovery vehicle.Where it has proudly served since.
Unit motor pool 3rd Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry - Johnson Barracks, Fürth 1957 For a few months in 1957, the newly activated 3rd Rcn Sq, 8th Cav was stationed at Johnson Barracks, Fürth, before being moved to Coleman Barracks, Sandhofen (John Ackerman) An Army band.
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With a youthful sense of invulnerability (or maybe of borderline insanity I got into the vehicle, drove it to the 1/87 motor pool, then called the Provost Marshal to tell him that I had secured his unlocked and unattended vehicle, and that he should send.The 5th Bn, 81st FA; Troop A, 3rd Bn, 8th Cav; and Company A, 12th Engr Bn were also designated as airborne and added to the 1st Brigade.The success of the Division's six major operations during the year, "Heaven Sent "Side Step "Fleche de Or "Pau "Fer de Lance" and "Bayonet Blue indicate the capability of the Infantry and Airborne units of the Division.They had more discipline problems than the 505th.Was the only Cavalry Troop assigned to th 8th Inf Div.We still seemed to operate independently, although I'm sure the Company Commander and his Lts.We were at Sullivan Barracks, Mannheim.