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4th Armored Division
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Looking for more information from military/civilian personnel assigned to or associated with the U.S. Army in Germany from 1945 to 1989. If you have any stories or thoughts on the subject, please contact me.


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CC "A" / 1st Bde

CC "B" / 2nd Bde

CC "C" / 3rd Bde


DivArty

1st Bn, 35th Arm

4th Bn, 35th Arm

2nd Bn, 37th Arm

2nd Bn, 66th Arm

2nd Bn, 67th Arm

2nd Bn, 51st Inf


1st Bn, 54th Inf


2nd Bn, 16th Arty

 
Combat Command "A" / 1st Brigade
Combat Command "A"
 
1958
(Source: 4th Armored Division Yearbook 1958)
ORGANIZATION (1958):
UNIT STATION
  Hq/Hqs Company Neu Ulm
  2nd MTB, 66th Arm Leipheim  
  2nd ARB, 41st Inf Neu Ulm  
  2nd ARB, 51st Inf Ulm  

1st BRIGADE
 
1969
(Source: July 31 1969 issue of the ROLLING REVIEW)
ORGANIZATION (July 1969):
UNIT STATION
  Hq/Hqs Company Storck Bks, Illesheim
  4th Bn, 35th Arm Storck Bks, Illesheim  
  1st Bn, 37th Arm Hindenburg Ksn, Ansbach
  1st Bn, 51st Inf McKee Bks, Crailsheim  
  2nd Bn, 51st Inf Storck Bks, Illesheim  

 
Combat Command "B" / 2nd Brigade

CC "B" Headquarters building, Ferris Barracks, Erlangen, 1958
Combat Command "B"
 
1958
(Source: 4th Armored Division Yearbook 1958)
ORGANIZATION (1958):
UNIT STATION
  Hq/Hqs Company Ferris Bks, Erlangen
  1st MTB, 35th Arm Ferris Bks, Erlangen  
  2nd MTB, 67th Arm Fürth  
  2nd ARB, 50th Inf Ferris Bks, Erlangen  
  2nd Rcn Sq, 15th Cav O'Brien Bks, Schwabach  

2nd BRIGADE
 
1969
(Source: July 31 1969 issue of the ROLLING REVIEW)
ORGANIZATION (July 1969):
UNIT STATION
  Hq/Hqs Company Ferris Bks, Erlangen
  1st Bn, 35th Arm Ferris Bks, Erlangen  
  2nd Bn, 37th Arm Monteith Bks, Fürth
  3rd Bn, 37th Arm Ferris Bks, Erlangen  
  3rd Bn, 51st Inf Ferris Bks, Erlangen  

(Source: STARS & STRIPES, March 21, 1970)
An article about 2nd Brigade opening its annual training at Hohenfels with a brigade-level FTX, lists the brigade's units as: 1st Bn, 35th Armor; 3rd Bn, 37th Armor; and 3rd Bn, 51st Inf.

2nd Bn, 37th Armor must have been reassigned to 3rd Bde sometime between Aug 1969 and early 1970. Or, the listing in the July 31, 1969 issue of the ROLLING REVIEW (above) was inaccurate.

 
Combat Command "C" / 3rd Brigade
Combat Command "C"

HHC, CC "C" in formation in front of Headquarters building, McKee Barracks , c. 1958
1958
(Source: STARS & STRIPES, March 14, 1958)
In March (starting on the 13th), Headquarters of Combat Comd "C" moved from Wharton Bks, Heilbronn to McKee Bks, Crailsheim. The move included combat services attached to CC C.

Several smaller units that previously were stationed at Regensburg, Munich and Crailsheim were moved to Wharton Bks to occupy the space vacated by Combat Comd C Hq.

 
(Source: 4th Armored Division Yearbook 1958)
ORGANIZATION (1958):
UNIT STATION
  Hq/Hqs Company McKee Bks, Crailsheim
  1st MTB, 37th Arm McKee Bks, Crailsheim  
  1st ARB, 54th Inf Wharton Bks, Heilbronn  

3rd BRIGADE
 
1969
(Source: July 31 1969 issue of the ROLLING REVIEW)
ORGANIZATION (July 1969):
UNIT STATION
  Hq/Hqs Company Warner Bks, Bamberg
  3rd Bn, 35th Arm Warner Bks, Bamberg  
  1st Bn, 54th Inf Warner Bks, Bamberg
  2nd Bn, 54th Inf Warner Bks, Bamberg  

(Source: STARS & STRIPES, March 6, 1970)
An article on MISPC (1) and TGQC (2) training recently undertaken by 3rd Brigade at Grafenwoehr, indicates that 3rd Brigade also included 2nd Bn, 37th Armor at this time.

Another article appearing in the April 22, 1970 issue of S&S seems to confirm this.

(1) Mechanized Infantry Squad Proficiency Course
(2) Tank Gunnery Qualification Cources

 
4th Armored Division Artillery

Honest John launcher of "A" Battery during an open house held at Ferris Bks in 1967 (Weldon Ballard)

Additional DivArty equipment (M-109 and M-110 on far right) at the open house (Weldon Ballard)
1960
(Source: Artillery Handbook, US Army Infantry School, 1960)

Armd Div Arty, 1960

 

UNIT DESIGNATION

LOCATION COMMENTS
2nd How Bn (105mm)(SP), 14th Arty Fürth
1st How Bn (105mm)(SP), 22nd Arty Zirndorf
2nd How Bn (105mm)(SP), 78th Arty Crailsheim
2nd FA Bn (Rkt/How), 16th Arty Schwäbisch Gmünd A Btry -- 155mm How
B Btry -- 155mm How
C Btry -- 8in How
D Btry -- Honest John

1963
(Source: Email from David D. Caveny)
I was a Radio-Teletype operator with the 4th Armd Div. I arrived at Cooke Barracks about 17 Oct 1963 as a private E-2 and was assigned to DivArty in Furth but detatched to the G-3 Air at HQ and HQ Company 4AD in Goeppingen.

Our Division commander was Maj Gen John M Franklin Jr who was a martinet. He was replaced by Maj Gen Searle who was a soldier's General and one hell of a commander, not at all like Franklin.

Later those of US who provided signal support to the G-3 Air and the ALO and ran Corps Command Net One were transfered to Company A, 144th Signal Bn at Cooke Barracks. That moved entailed moving from HQ Co 4AD to Co A 144th Sig Bn 3 barracks toward the front gate.

I made SGT E-5 in January 1966. Those were the days of 4 DM/ $1.00 and gemuetlichkeit!

On 6 Jun 1966 I was transferred from Germany in the LBJ buildup of troops for Vietnam and was assigned to 587th Signal Company (Spt) at Fort Irwin CA. We then were sent to Cu Chi Vietnam to support the 25th Infantry
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1967
(Source: USAREUR STATION LIST, 30 June 1967)
ORGANIZATION:
UNIT STATION
  Hq/Hqs Battery Pinder Bks, Zirndorf
  2nd How Bn, 14th Arty (1) Monteith Bks, Fürth  
  2nd Rkt Bn, 16th Arty (3) Pinder Bks, Zirndorf  
  1st How Bn, 22nd Arty (1) Pinder Bks, Zirndorf  
  2nd How Bn, 78th Arty (1) Warner Bks, Bamberg  
  1st How Bn, 94th Arty (2) W.O. Darby Ksn, Fürth  
(1) 155mm SP
(2) 155mm / 8in SP
(3) Honest John

MISCELLANEOUS
(Source: STARS & STRIPES, March 11, 1970)
2nd Bn, 14th Arty stationed at Merrell Barracks at this time?

2nd Battalion, 16th Artillery
2nd Bn, 16th Artillery DI
1963
(Source: Email from Larry W. McLerran)
I have been meaning to send you the information on a small part of history of this unit, but have finally got together a chronological account of its time at Pinder Barracks, Zirndorf, Germany. This is according to the USAREUR Origination Records (Active Army Units, Station List) from the period.

Your information on the website in the 4th Armored Division Records lists the unit at Schwab Gmuend, which it was until March of 1963. The unit consisted of Batteries, A,B,C,D,HH & SV (16 FA BN 2nd RKT HOW) Area Code 52 (= Southern Area Command), APO 326.

The website does not include the years the unit spent at PINDER Barracks. This is a period of 8 years, from its formation, until its move to Merrell Barracks and ultimate deactivation.

I was assigned to 1st BN 41st FA Missile, Kitzingen Area 51 (= Northern Area Command) APO 36, June 2, 1963, after arriving on the USNS Upshur, Bremerhaven, Germany, May 29, 1963. Upon arriving in Kitzingen and reporting, I was advised by a Captain, to return on June 3rd, because orders needed to be cut for my reassignment, due to the fact the 41st was rotating back to the States and all personnel with more than six months to ETS, would be assigned to other units. The rotation of the 41st is not covered in your website. It was not a Gyroscope move, but a deactivation, upon rotation. My orders were to join the group of 41st personnel moving to Pinder Barracks to form the 16th Arty? Since the 1/41st was an Honest John unit, we would take all equipment from the 41st to form the unit at Pinder Barracks.

So, when we arrived at Pinder, we were assigned the section of barracks in front of the AMMO Dump, facing the Parade Field, between HQ 4th Armored Division Artillery (the Post Host) and HQ 1st Battalion 22nd Artillery (SP105's). Our billet had been vacated by Units of the 22nd Artillery, to make room for the 16th.

From what I can tell from your website and USAREUR Records, the 16 FA BN 2nd RKT HOW, Schwab GD, no longer existed after the Station List of March 1963, or the 1st 41st Missile, at Kitzingen. The Station Records of December 1963 reflect the 16th FA BN 2nd MSL, Batteries HQ, A & B, at Pinder Barracks, after that date.

I was assigned to HQ Battery, first floor and Batteries A and B were on floor 2 & 3. The basement housed Rifle Storage and S4. The Unit was assigned the Motor pool section by the Mess hall and Dispensary, with the Comm.. Section by the Mess hall. We were the FIRST soldiers to occupy Pinder with the 16th Arty Crest. All Launchers and support equipment were parked in the Motor pool Square. I do not remember if sections of the Unit at Schwab GD were assigned to us, and I don't remember any equipment or personnel joining us from that location?

I was stationed at Pinder from June of 1963 until August of 1965. The Unit spent a lot of time in the field, mostly at Grafenwoehr. I was a Radio Teletype Operator MOS 053.20 and I spent time TDY at the Comm. Center at 4th Armored Arty. I also attended the 4th Armored NCO Academy at New Ulm.

The Station List of December 1969 shows the 14 FA BN 2nd 155MM SP HQ,A,B,C,SVC at Merrell Barracks, Nurnberg and the 16 FA BN 2nd, HH,A,B at Pinder Barracks, Zirndorf.

The Station List of September 1970 shows the 14 FA BN 2nd 155MM SP HQ,A,B,C,SVC at Pinder Barracks, Zirndorf and the 16 FA BN 2nd, HH,A,B at Merrell Barracks, Nurnberg. (A swap)

The Station List of July 1973 Show the 17 FA BN 3rd SP, HQ,A,B,C,SVC at Merrell Barracks, Nurnberg and NO listing for the 16th FA after that date.

This follows your website information on the deactivation of the 16th FA in March of 1973. Many Honest John Units were retired and some Units were re-equipped and converted to the LANCE (missile system). Thus reducing the Station List.

Pinder Barracks over the span of years, like all kaserns, has had many units assigned. This was the norm for the Army as it positioned itself to defend Western Europe during the Cold War.

You have spent an amazing amount of time to reconstruct this period, so it is up to some of us who visit the Site to help supply information on that time. I have always been puzzled by the fact that few personnel form that 8 year period at Pinder respond to their time at the 16th Arty. Maybe its a vacuum between the pre-computer years of the Cold War and the present, or could it be that we were not as important as other Units stationed there? Maybe the numbers have thinned to the point where there is no one left to remember, sad?

Some of the Officers, NCO's and Enlisted:
LTC. Helgrin - BN CO
Maj. Skidmore - XO
Cpt. Milsak - HQ
Cpt. DeWeese - HQ
Cpt. Wendt - B Bt.
Lt. Howard - B Bt.
Lt. Pollard - HQ
Lt. Keith - A Bt.
Lt. Isley - A Bt.
Mr. Walls - Maint
1st. Sgt. Winger - B Bt.
SFC Mays - S4
SFC Kenji - Survey
SFC White - Comm
SSG Baker - Comm
SSG Lawson - Maint
SSG Pruitt - Survey
Sgt. Bloom - B Bt.
Sgt. Gault - Cook
SP4 Tamm - S4
SP4 Waddell - S4
SP4 Heisey - Maint
SP4 Fife - Maint
SP4 Roman - Mailroom
SP4 Steves (Rod) - B Bt. Survey

Hope this helps to add to the site and clear up the picture on part of the 16th Arty's Mission in Europe, during the Cold War!

"MACTE NOVA VIRTUTE" (Go Forth With New Strength)

CMSgt Larry W McLerran (Ret)

1st Battalion, 35th Armor
1967
(Source: Email from Dennis Reel, brother of the late Nathan Reel, 35th Tank Bn, 1967-69)
 
I love this web site.  My brother, Nathan K. Reel, of Salisbury, NC was in the 4th Armd. Div. in the late 1967-1969 timeframe.  I'm not exactly sure of the dates, but I do know that my mother was relieved that he didn't go to Vietnam.  He passed away unexpectedly 2 years ago at the age of 54.

I know that he really loved the unit. His rank was Spec 4 and he was a driver of an M-60 tank with Company B, 35th Bn, 4th A.D. This I know for certain. I have a map he brought back of West Germany at the time, he circled an area that looks to be just a few miles southwest of the town of Windsheim between Reichelsheim and Oberdachstetten. (Webmaster Note: that would have been Storck Barracks at Illesheim). He circled this area and made a black dot on the map. I assume this is where he was stationed at.


I do remember him telling me about the Czechoslovakia incident that he was ordered along with all of his tank company to the border in 1968.  He said that they actually thought that we were about to go to war.  The only time in his life that he was actually worried about it.


I remember finding information for him online showing how that the 4th was under the overall command of 3rd Army Gen. George S. Patton Jr. during WWII. He was very interested in the history of the 4th. And I enjoyed learning from him about it as well as helping him to learn more about it.


I'm going to attach a photo of him from that time period. I would really enjoy hearing from anyone that may have served with him (you can contact Dennis at deno4reel(at)aol.com).

35th Tank Bn
Illesheim, Germany

1. Nathan in front of barracks

2. Clowning around (Nathan on right)


4th Battalion, 35th Armor

Tank crew of B Company, after winning at the 4th Armd Div TCQC in 1965.
1965
(Source: Email from Bobby Revels)

Revels & Frasure
  Trying to find maybe some old Co. B buddies. I kept in touch with 3 or 4 for a lot of years but some have passed on.

My tank crew won 2nd place (at division) in the TCQC in 1965 at Graf. I was the gunner. The white tank painted on the turret & the year 1965 under it was kinda our prize to show that we won in the TCQC. We also were presented with a large silver trophy for display at our company level and we each received a small trophy. I do remember reading in the S&S a short story of our 2nd place division score. (I was 21 at the time.)
One other thing - General Surlls came by to congratulate us and to give each of us a promotion except to the tank commander. I made E-5 and was converted in 1966 to Sergeant E-5.

In 1966 the 1st Infantry kinda moved in and took over with more troops than our armor guys of only around 900 men. They built new brick condo type barracks on our airfield and also changed our gate sign.

I'll put in a couple pics. I saw the one on you site from 1967.

I left in 1966 however the E-5 with this PFC was there in 1966. He was an RA. He was standing there at Company B in the photo.

2nd Battalion, 37th Armor
37th Tank Bn DI
1968
(Source: Email from John Bogardus, 2nd Bn, 37th Arm, 1968-1970)
I served with the 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor, 4th Armored Division (Montieth Barracks) from 1968 to 1970.
  1968 Tank Crew Qualification Course Patch

This patch was issued for Qualification on Table VIII for tank units to be combat ready.  This patch could be sewn on your field jacket right pocket or on your utility shirt right pocket. 

The Qualification course was held at Grafenwoehr Training Area.

Copy of Certificate of Proficiency awarded to Sp5 Bogardus, TCQC 1969
Co B, 2nd Bn, 37th Arm 1969
 
Co B, 2nd Bn, 37th Arm 1970

2nd Bn, 37th Arm
Monteith Bks

1. Colonel's Orderly

2. Grafenwoehr 1970

3. Company Commander's driver



4. Post headquarters

5. Post theater

6. Company clerk


7. On road to Tennenlohe

8. Tank convoy on Autobahn

9. Arms room, Graf



10. Railhead operations

11. Orderly Room

12. Hohenfels


       

4th Armd Div
Göppingen

13. 504th Repl Co, Cooke Bks

14. 504th Repl Co, Cooke Bks





2nd Battalion, 51st Infantry

2nd Battalion, 51st Infantry, Ford Kaserne, Ulm, 1960

Mechanized infantry - 2nd Bn, 51st Inf, Ulm, c. 1963 (Billy Robinson)
1960
The protagonist of some of the photos that I recently acquired seems to be a Pvt Drayton of the 2nd ARB, 51st Inf at Ford Bks, Ulm in 1960 -
does anybody remember him?

Ford Barracks
Ulm, Germany

1. Ford Barracks, Ulm

2. M59s in motor pool, Ford Bks

3. Field problem


7. Parade field with motor pool on the left

8. Another photo of the parade

9. Flag pole, barracks and consolidated mess (upper left)



10. Retreat ceremony

11. In the field

12. Barracks room at Ford Bks



13. Pvt Drayton - this was one squared-away soldier

14. Members of the 2nd ARB in front of the Consolidated Mess





1962
(Source: Email from Billy Robinson, 2nd Bn, 51st Inf, 1962-1965)
I was stationed with the 2nd Bn 51st Inf from 1962 until 1965.

I have a few pictures I would love to share.

Ford Barracks
Ulm, Germany

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1963
(Source: Email from Bill Black, HHC, 2nd Bn, 51st Inf, 1963-1965)
Glad I found your site. I was stationed at Ford (Barracks) Kaserne in Ulm, Germany from Jan 1963 til May 1965 at HQ/HQ Co 2nd Bn, 51st INF, 4th ARM DIV as the Chaplain's Asistant under Chaplain (Captain) James T. Hyatt.

It was great to see pictures of the HQ/HQ Co building etc. Brought back memories.

Can't seem to find much on the units history anywhere? Where did 2nd Bn 51st INF go during the Nam era etc. Perhaps someone out there can help us. I was also told that this was the Kaserne where Rommel returned to carry out Hitlers orders to kill himself or else.

Loved Germany and the Southern German people. One of my best friends was a German soldier who served in the Bundeswehr S2 by the name of Volker Shultze (Fokker) whose father was in WW11. We toured Germany and had a great time. Am looking for anyone who might have served then and there during Nam.

1st ARB, 54th Infantry
1957
(Source: Email from John Meyer)
I served (as a Squad leader on gun #1 in the 4.2 inch mortar platoon) from July 1957 until April 1960 with the above unit. I'm now 74. Our Bn Cdr was then LTC Sydney B. Berry. I have only been able to contact one other member of our 4.2 inch Mortar Plt.

Garrison duty was familiar to anyone who served during that time. Motor pool in the a.m. then sundry duties later. The busy stuff started within three weeks of our arrival in Heilbronn. The whole division went on SABRE HAWK (field exercise) in Jan-Feb. 1958. Load the vehicles on the train and off we went.

Alerts came about once a month, some had us move out into the country which in Heilbronn meant that we ended up in vineyards -- how do you keep the troops out of the vines? The trips to Graf and Hohenfels to train, regardless of the season, put an edge on things.

Our mortar platoon garnered best in the division for 1959 and 1960. Having Eisenhower as CINC gave us restful nights. the contribution of having draftees from all over the country serve for 2 years, myself I was regular Army for an additional year made for a high level of soldier competence. My recall is that at least one of five men had either college credits of had graduated.

My, that was a while ago. I still have an M1 and as recently as 15 years ago I shot competitively and during one exercise had 6 bullseyes on a thirty inch target at 600 yards. Talk about latent skills.

I came back to Boston, finished college and taught in a high school for the next 33 years. Would like to hear from anyone who served in the 54th Infantry stationed at Wharton Bks during that time.

2nd Battalion, 66th Armor
1959
(Source: Email from Walt Sebastian)
I spent 18 months in Illesheim, from June 1959 - May 1961. I was in HQ Company (2nd Battalion, 66th Armor) and I drove the Battalion Commander Car, Jeep and Tank.

We moved from Ulm. I was in the first group to go to Illesheim. Man what a bummer - Ulm was wonderful and two men to a room!
In Illesheim we were billeted in an airplane hangar (see pic #1). We were told that this was temporary. Many men wrote their Congressmen about the conditions. We had 1000 men in this hangar!

Thanks for the web site. Keep up the good work.

Illesheim Airfield
Illesheim, Germany

1. Garcia and Sebastian at Illesheim

2. Winter's day at Illesheim

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4. Accident at the railhead

5. Sebastian with Bn CO's jeep



2nd Battalion, 67th Armor

Signs in front of 2nd Bn, 67th Armor on Monteith Bks, Fürth, c. 1964 (Robert Mitchell)
2nd MTB, 67th Armor crest
(Source: Unit introduction pamphlet for newcomers, 2nd Bn, 67th Armor, 1962 edition)
  History, 2d Medium Tank Battalion, 67th Armor

The 2d Medium Tank Battalion, 67th Armor, tracing its lineage to the First Separate Battalion, Heavy Tank Service, 65th Engineer Regiment (organized on 17 February 1918) was constituted on 24 March 1923, as Company B, 19th Tank Battalion. As a part of the 65th Engineer Regiment, the regiment participated in the European campaigns towards the end of World War I, notably the Somme Offensive.

During the years following World War I, the battalion undertook peacetime garrison tasks and was redesignated as Company B, 2d Tank Regiment, on 1 September 1929. The unit was inactivated on 15 September 1931.

Again, on 31 October 1932, the unit was redesignated as Company B, 57th Infantry Regiment (Medium Tanks).

On 5 June 1940, the unit was activated at Fort Benning, Georgia and redesignated as Company B, 57th Armored Regiment, on 15 July 1940 and assigned to the 2d Armored Division.

The exploits of the 2d Armored Division during World War II occupy an important place in the military annals of our country, and the 67th earned a just and abiding place in these annals. From North Africa to Sicily, then on thru Central Europe, the 67th was in the vanguard of the US Forces, Europe. The 2d Medium Tank Battalion, 67th Armor participated in the following Campaigns: Algeria-French Morocco, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe. The heroic actions of members of this unit won for it the Distinguished Unit Citation for the Normandy and Siegfried Line Campaigns.

At the conclusion of World War II, the 67th Armored Regiment was one of the units selected to occupy Berlin. Here, as a part of the Regiment, the Battalion was responsible for laying the ground work which constitutes the excellent relations existing today in Berlin, between the peoples of the United States and Germany.

After almost 6 years of magnificent service, during peace and war, the 2d Medium Tank Battalion, 67th Armor, was disbanded on 25 March 1946. After this date the 2d Medium Tank Battalion, 67th Armor was redesignated many times (i.e. on 6 February 1947 as Troop B, 321st Mechanized Cavalry Recon Squadron, on 21 October 1948 as Company B, 304th Armored Cavalry Regiment).

On 17 August 1950, the Battalion was withdrawn from the organized reserve; redesignated Company B, 67th Medium Tank Battalion; and alloted to the Regular Army. On 10 November 1950, the battalion was assigned as an element of the 2d Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

On 1 April 1957, the 2d Medium Tank Patton, 67th Armor was designated under CARS (Combat Arms Regimental System) and was assigned to the 4th Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

The battalion participated in "Operation Gyroscope" in October 1957, arriving at its present station, Monteith Barracks, Furth, Germany.

Since its arrival in Europe the 2d Medium Tank Battalion, 67th Armor has participated in many notable events. The fist was 7th Army exercise "SABER HAWK" in 1958. This was followed by such famous maneuvers as WINTER SHIELD I (attached to 24th Infantry Division) WINTER SHIELD II and PEACEMAKER.

The 67th has further perpetrated the Division Motto, "They Shall Be Known By Their Deeds Alone" by the record it earned during the 7th Army Tank Gunnery Shoots at Bergen Hohne in 1958, 1960, and 1961. If one checks the Trophy Cases in the Tank Companies and Battalion Headquarters, they will find the First Place Trophy for High Battalion in 7th Army in 1960 and 1961, First Place Company in 7th Army 1960, First Place platoon in 7th Army in 1960 and many, many other worthy gunnery awards.

In December, 1961, the 67th was one of the first Tank Battalions in USAREUR equipped with the M-60 tank (105mm). This superior piece of equipment greatly enhanced the combat effectiveness of this unit, and contributed immeasureably to Esprit de Corps of the battalion. In addition, in December 1961 also, the battalion received the new 4X4, ¼-ton M-151 jeep, which replaced its obsolete predecessor, the M-38A1 jeep. Along with these modern vehicles, the 67th was equipped with a Special Weapons capability, the M-14 rifle, the M-60 machine gun, and the newest M-17 gas mask.

Our Battalion, throughout its history has excelled in every undertaking. This documentary of the highlights of these accomplishments should provide each member of the organization the incentive to preserve and perpetuate the outstanding history of the 2d Medium Tank Battalion, 67th Armor.

 
 
Webmaster note: The 2-67th Arm was redesignated 1 July 1963 as 2nd Battalion, 67th Armor and concurrently relieved from assignment to 4th Armored Division, and assigned to 2nd Armored Division (CONUS). The Bn was transferred (less personnel and equipment) from Germany to Fort Hood, Texas, and reorganized (under ROAD).

In Germany, the 2nd Bn, 37th Armor was activated in Fürth and assumed the personnel and equipment of the former 2-67th.

 
Related Links:
4th Armored Division Yearbook 1958 - the entire book (200 pages) is posted in the 2nd Bn, 5th FA Wiley Bks website.