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11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Blackhorse

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Regimental History (1957-1964)

Regimental History
(1972-1994)

1st Squadron

2nd Squadron

3rd Squadron

4th Squadron

CS Squadron

45th MI Det



Worn 1957 - 1964

Worn 1972 - 1990's


 
Regimental History
 
1957 - 1964
(Source: 11th Armored Cav, Germany, 1958 and 1959 Yearbooks)

GYROSCOPE
Part of the enthusiasm that spurred the men on during the long hours of summer training (at Fort Know, Kentucky) might have sprung from the knowledge that the Regiment would be headed for Germany in March of 1957.

On 19 May 1956, official word was received from the Department of the Army stating that the 11th Armored Cavalry would Gyro to Getmany to replace the 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

Colonel Allen D. Hulse assumed command of the 11th Armored Cavalry in July 1956 after having completed studies at the National War College. It was his job to prepare the Regiment for its gyroscope to Germany.

The 11th Cavalry completed its rugged training schedule on 9 February 1957 and was ready to move out. Shortly after the arrival of the new year an Advance party composed of officers and enlisted men departed for Germany. These men moved into key positions with the 6th A/C in Germany and observed procedures used by that unit and the Seventh US Army so to make the changeover as smooth as possible.

On 3 and 4 March 1957, the Regiment moved out from Fort Knox in two groups on the first leg of their journey. Arriving in New York they left the Brooklyn Army Terminal on 4 and 5 March on board the USNS's BUCKNER and GEIGER. Ten days later the Regiment had returned to Germany for the second time in its history.

The 11th Cavalry Returns To Germany
In order to accomplish its mission more effectively the Regiment was separated into three groups. The Regimental Headquarters and 1st Battalion were sent to the Bavarian town of Straubing (Mansfield Kaserne) on the Danube. The 2nd Battalion made its home in Landshut (Pinder Kaserne) some 35 miles Northeast of the gay and beautiful city of Munich, while the 3rd Battalion forming the Northern point of the "Iron Triangle" placed its Headquarters in the imperial city of Regensburg (Fort Skelly), the meeting place and governing center of Germany during the Middle Ages.


 

Soon after arriving in Germany the Regiment added four separate units to its ranks, and eliminated its medical detachment and service company. The personnel and equipment of the latter units were distributed throughout the three battalions and the headquarters company. The 83rd Army Band was added to the Regiment in Straubing, and the 502nd Armored Medical Company in Regensburg. Later the 619th Armored Engineer Company joined the unit in Straubing, and in August the 8th Ordnance Company (DS). The addition of these units gave the Regiment the fighting capabilities of a small armored division.

In keeping with the Seventh Army policy of bringing more direct control to lower echelon units, the Regiment also gave more authority to its Battalions so to give them a freer hand in carrying out their administrative tasks more effectively.

With its arrival in Germany the 11th Cav immediately took up Border operations and patrol along the German-Czech border. The 11th Cav is a front line unit, its mission -- to protect and guard the border against any Communist aggression toward the West. Along with this the Regiment forms a vital link in communications with other units in the Seventh US Army and NATO Forces here in Europe.

While in garrison variety is the word that best describes the training in the 11th Cavalry. Because of the amount of different type weapons, vehicles and other equipment used by the unit, training is both interesting and extensive. Inasmuch as the Regiment is completely motorized, preventive maintenance takes up a large part of the days work schedule both in garrison and in the field.

In addition to the Regiments border assignment and garrison duty, a strenuous field program is carried out by the unit. The Battalions are frequently on the move to the Seventh Army's training areas at Grafenwohr, Vilseck and Hohenfels. All three of the howitzer companies make use of the excellent ranges at Grafenwohr which are ideal for artillery, while the tankers spend a part of their training at the Seventh Army's Tank Training Course at Vilseck. At each of the training areas the men are in the hands of the most capable and experienced soldiers in the US Army.

One of the most interesting and exciting parts of the training program is the Battalion Tests, which show to what degree the men and units have responded to the years training cycle. The soldier and the unit are tested on their reactions to combat situations, and the functioning of the unit as a team. The tests last for a period of 72 hours in which time the Battalion simulates actual war-time conditions. Both the officers and men are constantly on the move throughout the three day period, with sleep arid food taken whenever time permits. In the course of the test every piece of equipment is put to maximum use, and every man used to the utmost of his capabilities. Attacks with infantry and armor, delays, and counter-attacks are the order of the day. By the time the tests are over the men have had a first hand account of what an actual battle will be like. The only difference being that blank instead of live ammunition is used.

Aside from the tests the Battalions take part in a number of Field Training Exercises (FTXs) and Command Post Exercises (CPXs) during the training year. Also, each month one or more alerts are held in which the entire unit moves out of garrison into prepared alert positions in the field. The alert trains the men and the unit how and where to move out quickly in case of enemy attack.

The 11th Cav has also taken part in almost every major field problem held in Germany since its arrival. After just four days in Germany, Headquarters and Headquarters Company moved out to the field to take part in the NATO CPX, "Lion Noir." Not too long afterwards the Regiment sent out a control group to take part in CPX "Counter Punch." Early in 1958 the Regiment moved out in full strength to join other Seventh US Army units in the giant field exercise, "Sabre Hawk", which was the largest field exercise ever held in Europe since the war, with 120,000 soldiers taking part. One of the main purposes ofthe exercise was to test the Seventh Army's new pentomic setup, and to give the soldiers experience in cold weather training. This was followed in March by the Regiments second participation in a NATO CPX, "Lion Bleu."

However, all is not work in the Regiment. Because of the central location of the 11th Cav in Bavaria, the men have access to many of the famous capitals of the world. Also, a few hours drive from the units home stations are the excellent and beautiful recreation centers of Garmisch and Berchtesgaden. There is a liberal pass policy in the Regiment which enables the men to get into the nearby towns for an evening, where good relationships are kept with the German people. A number of the 11th Cav's men have found many new friends among the German population, and the towns themselves have much to offer in the way of entertainment and culture.

Because of these factors the Regiment has one of the highest reenlistment rates of any unit of its own size in Seventh Army. Many of the men remained with the unit so to be able to complete a full tour of duty here in Bavaria.

In keeping with Seventh Army policy concerning friendly German-American Relations, Colonel Hulse continued to stress these relations as the secondary mission of the Regiment.

Among the various programs carried out by the 11th Cavalry, Organization Day is one of the highlights of the years events. Open house is held at the Regimental Headquarters in Straubing and German civilians and military representitives flock to the Kaserne to join in the festivities. The big event of the day is the Regimental Review, followed by athletic contests some of which are played by both German and Americans. Displays of American equipment are laid out for the spectators to view, and tank rides are held for the youner children.

Another activity is the Christmas program. During the holiday season each company in the Regiment sponsors an ophanage and invites them out to the Kaserne for a day. The children receive gifts, a large Christmas dinner at the company mess hall, plus a visit from Saint Nicholas. Also during the holiday season the Service Clubs sponsor various activities such as caroling throughout the towns, and Christmas parties for school children and orphanages. The various Women's Clubs on each post make visits to old folk homes and hospitals in order to bring a little more season cheer to those who are not able to attend the festivities at the Kasernes.

Throughout the year the 11th Cav continues to carry on its program of assistance and good will with all the means available to it. The 83rd Army Band performs both classical and jazz concerts in many German towns and cities. The German-American Women's Club helps to create and improve good relations. Assistance is given in every way possible when emergencies arise in the surrounding areas, both financially or with the aid of military equipment. The excellent 11th Cav stage productions and soldiers chorus perform at many German theaters and civic halls. These are just some of the many programs in which the Regiment tries to assist or entertain the German public, and thereby creating an atmosphere of friendliness and cooperation between the Regiment and the German people.

After almost two years as Commanding Officer, Colonel Hulse left the Regiment for duties with USAREUR. On 24 May 1958 the Regiment held a change of command ceremony in which Colonel Hulse turned over the Regimental Colors to Colonel James W Snee, formerly Seventh Army Special Troops Commander . It was with great regret that the men saw Colonel Hulse leave. Under his leadership the unit had come a long way from raw recruits at Fort Knox, Kentucky, to one of the finest comhat ready Regiments in the Seventh Amy.

The Regiment's new Commander, Colonel James W Snee, however is well acquainted with the 11th and other Cavalry units. He has seen duty with the 8th and 2nd Cavalry Regiments, and commanded "F" Troop, 11th Cavalry, in 1940. During World War II, Colonel Snee served with the 2nd Armored Division, commanded the 714th Tank Battalion, and later served with Special Troops of the 12th Army Group. During the Korean War he served with the 24th Infantry Division.

The Colonel is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, the Cavalry School, The Command and General Staff College, and the Air War College. He has been awarded the Silver Star, The Legion of Merit w/OLC, and the Air Medal w/OLC.

And so the history of the Regiment goes on with much yet to be written of the future, and the new assignments as they come along. The gallant record of the past is carried on by the new men and still newer equipment, but always the Regiment continues to uphold the principals and beliefs to which it is dedicated in both peace and war.

 
MISCELLANEOUS UNIT INFORMATION

Kasernes, Border Camps & Observation Points operated by the 11th ACR in southern Germany (1957-64):

DESIGNATION

LOCATION COMMENTS
Mansfield Kaserne Straubing home of HQ and 1st Battalion; 83rd Army Band; 8th Ord Co; 619th Armd Engr Co
Fort Skelly Regensburg home of 3rd Battalion, 502nd Armd Med Bn
Pinder Kaserne Landshut home of 2nd Battalion
  Röhrenbach? operated by
  Weiden operated by 3rd Bn
Roetz Border Camp Roetz operated by 3rd Bn
  Cham operated by
Regen Border Camp Regen operated by
     
OP21 Waldmünchen  
     

1958
(Source: Email from Paul Magley, Hq 11th ACR, Straubing)
I was in the 11th Cav. from June 1958 to Dec.1959. I was assigned to S-2 / Border Operations / S-4 Training.

Regimental Commander in 1958 was Colonel James Snee; in 1959 Colonel Walter Geenwood took over. Major James Torgerson was in command of S2 /Border Ops /S4 in 1958. In 1959 he was transfered to 3rd Bat. that was having problems. Major F. G. Gosling assumed command of S2 / Border Ops in 1959. Captain Harry Peters was 2nd in command. I was personal driver for these Officers.

More on Hq-Hq Company S2/Border Ops/S4 11th A.C: Hq-Hq Company was issued two tanks (M48-A1); two personal carriers; two L19 planes; two H13 helicopters; one DeHaviland Beaver and two H34 helicopters. These were Cav. (Air Section) planes flown by army officers and Warrant Officers. Aviation Company didn't arrive untill late Dec. 1959. Early 1959 the 11th started using H34s to deploy troops wherever they could land. This later became a separate unit stationed in U.S. then went to Nam. and designated 1st Air Cav.

The 11th patrolled the German-Czech border from Whitehaus (sp?) in the north to Passau to the south. A group of engineers was stationed in Passau to destroy the bridge (if the red flag went up) entering Austria. I have no photos of the border as no one except authorized by S2/Border Officer were allowed to have a camera (while on patrol). However I am sure some patrols took the chance.

In early summer of 1958 a small plane went down near a swiming pool on the edge of Straubing. Two young men were pulled out safely. One was an 18 yr old Czech. practicing to be a civilian pilot. He stole the two seated trainer from a town in Czechoslovakia, flew to another town, picked up his friend, flew at tree top level to escape radar. He used the Danube River as a guide. He knew that when they crossed the river they would be in West Germany. The plane was moved to Mansfield Kaserne. A couple of months later it was loaded on a dragon wagon (low boy) and we took it to Munich airport - one jeep escort in front and me in the rear.

More on Border Ops: A three-lettered US federal agency had a house in Cham, a city north of Straubing. When I drove the officers to the border, we would try to stop there at some point to see what was new. They had their info downstairs in a special room. In S2 Intelligence you had to have a security clearance, "confidential" being lowest. I had a "secret" clearance. It depended on what you had access to as how high the clearance.

I had two MOS': 133.60, Intel. Spec., and 133.10, driver. I was in a special position. Per the Majors orders I was the only person allowed to take a military vehical off base without a NCO passenger. This was so I could go to a certain place or border camp or outpost without any one knowing where the Major or Captain were going. Most of the time we checked into the radio net using the S.O.P. call sign of the month. If we went at nite or later and didn't want anyone to know, we would check in at commo. room and use a different call sign. Only commo person would know .

Back to the three-lettered agency: every once in a while they would fly in. The plane was a DC3 twin engine equipped with all kinds of surveillance gear which they used flying along border. Having security clearance they let me aboard to take a look. In 1958 that kind of equipment was awesome.


 
1962
(Source: Email from Jerry Frasl, M Trp, 3rd Sq 11th ACR, Regensburg)
I just reviewed your website concerning the 11th ARC.  I joined M Troop, 3rd Squadron in Ft Skelly (by the way, this was the ONLY US post with a "Fort" designation in Europe) in 1962.  I was with the Troop when we were rotated to Ft. Meade, MD in 1964.

M Troop was the Tank troop for the squadron.  While I was there, we used M48A2 tanks with 90mm cannons.  I served as a loader, driver, gunner and occasionally as the Tank commander for M23 (since we were able to name our own tanks, this one was named "Miss Take").

The patch you show was not a part of the unit until they were involved in Vietnam. Our unit patch was the 7th Army (7 steps to hell).  At one point we were given Allon patches for sewing on our shirt pockets, but they did not pass being approved by the Army Heraldy deparment and we were forced to return them (I managed to sneak one out, that I have in my trophy case to this day).

I do have some pictures of some of the personnel of M troop that I will pass in a later email. Actually, as I dug deeper into your page, I found a picture of myself as a bright shining 17 year old troop (that's me standing in the snow outside of Ft. Skelly).  There is also an annual picnic for Blackhorse troopers held in Eugene Oregon during the summer.  Another M trooper actually went  to the one last year, unfortunately, I had to miss it.  This guy and I connected just before the picnic after 42 years.. One of my favorite memories of Ft. Skelly was the painting titled "The evolution of armor" that was done on the walls just outside the orderly room in M troop.
 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
M Troop was the first building by the main gate. 

I did look at the pic of Ft Skelly taken in 2005.  The surrounding land has changed!!! In front of the main gate used to be open fields (often pasture for sheep).

Looking down on the picture, the first building was HHQ, across the street was the troop barracks.  M troop first, then the 502nd Med, then L, etc.  The final barracks was the Engineer barracks. 

Across the parade field was the motor pool. It appears the Germans reconfigued the back portion of the facility (we always exited the Fort at the back portion (past the ammo dump). 

I have a lot of fond memories of Regensburg and my time as a Cav trooper.  Thank you very much for sharing these memories with me.  I am attaching a picture of me outside the main gate in early 1963.

Allons...
Jerry Frasl



 
(Source: STARS & STRIPES, May 31, 1963)
French Troops Join Yanks in Border Patrol

By ROB BOYER S&S Munich Bureau

PASSAU, Germany (S&S) - American Soldiers who stand watch along the Communist border between West Germany and Czechoslovakia are receiving assistance from France.

During the past year, French army contingents have been assigned to work with the Americans at this lonely and tedious job on a rotating basis.

The mission of the NATO partners: Surveillance of the Czech border. It can be a cold and nasty assignment, especially in the dead of winter.

The present French unit is the 5th Hussards, 1st Platoon, a 48-man outfit. The French team up with American soldiers from the 11th Armd Cav at Camp Dennis D. Whalen to carry out their border chores.

The French participation in border surveillance calls for the continuous duty of a platoon-size reconnaissance unit with the Yanks. Camp Whalen, the eastern-most outpost of freedom along the Communist border, is situated in the rugged rolling farmland north of here.

A fenced camp of 1 acres, Whalen is east of Berlin and east of eight other German border camps maintained by American cavalry units that watch the border.

Since French units began coming to Whalen, the camp has become a boon to French-American relations.

Americans fully support the French, who are billeted at the camp, eat all their meals there and enjoy the small luxuries available. Movies are shown nightly. Once a week the movie is in French.
 

 

The American flag and the Tricolor fly side-by-side in front of the camp headquarters building. The flags are raised and lowered daily in colors ceremonies.

When it comes to equipment, the French and Americans maintain their own weapons. French equipment includes a 76-MM self-propelled gun which operates with two drivers and moves forward or backward with the mere flick of a lever.

This gun knows no forward or reverse. It's all the same, the gun turns 360 degrees, a French sergeant explained.


American weapons include personnel carriers and tanks. Both French and Americans maintain their own ammunition trucks and both are equipped for extensive on-the-spot maintenance.

French soldiers on duty at Whalen seem to enjoy their assignment.

"I haven't minded the isolation" said reserve officer 2nd Lt Bernard Baudot. "I would say this has been a fitting climax to my active duty in the French army."

Regular officer 2nd Lt Jacques D'Achon, a new arrival at the camp said: "I think I'm going to like Camp Whalen. It should be an experience I won't soon forget"
 

 
1972 - 19..
(Source: Welcome to the 11th ACR, Special Issue, BLACKHORSE, Jan 1988)



 

BORDER MISSION

Freedom ends at the East/West German border. Mile upon mile of fence centered in a wide, sterile strip of earth, and hundreds of slotted, ominous guard towers bring this fact home to the soldiers of the 11th ACR daily.

As guardians of this frontier, the Blackhorse Regiment is the first line of defense for the Fulda Gap, the traditional avenue of approach for many westward-bound armies throughout European history. Every moment of every day, Blackhorse soldiers are manning observation posts (OPs), providing security, and collecting vital information along the 368 kilometers of 11th ACR border responsibility.

When troopers, especially newly-arrived personnel, arrive at the border, there is an inescapable feeling that they have entered a different world. There is a dismal, oppressed air in the border region that is as much real as imagined. It is true that the weather is usually worse than at home-station cities because of the higher elevation and different terrain along most of the border area.

The initial oppression one feels is quickly replaced by an exhilarating sense of mission. One never hears the protesting question: "What are we really doing here?" There is no doubt when a soldier is staring an armed East German soldier in the face, or watching a fully-loaded Russian attack helicopter passing him. The feel of the "Iron Curtain" has instilled spirit and an urgent sense of mission leading to true career dedication in more than one young soldier.

Although the overall border mission is the same for all squadrons, each has its own facilities and methods.of accomplishing the border mission.


The First Squadron operates out of OP Alpha. The units rotate their combined arms elements through the OP every few weeks. OP Alpha has a dining facility, troop billets, and a dayroom equipped with games and a weightlifting machine.

Unlike First Squadron which uses its OP as a home station, Second Squadron operates its base out of Camp Lee and periodically mans three OPs at different locations. A fourth OP is manned on a twenty-four hour basis. Camp Lee becomes home for a troop-size element for about a month. The camp is a "mini-kaserne", complete with a motor pool, PX, billets, dining facility, and aid station.

Third Squadron's operations are much like those of First Squadron, except that they man two separate OPs at all times. Both OP Romeo and India are self-sufficient, with a dining facility, billets, and an aid station.
 

Surveillance of the border is accomplished in many varied ways, including: air, foot and mounted patrols; reaction forces; radar; and annual training exercises on the actual border.

Mounted border patrols constantly cover the border "trace" using two 1/2-ton Mercedes jeeps. While on patrol, the soldiers carry weapons and ammunition, day and night vision devices, cameras, and flares for dire emergencies. This type of surveillance is complemented at times by armored OP using M-1 tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles.

If a patrol encounters a potentially dangerous situation, or the home station loses contact with them, a well-armed, armored reaction team can be dispatched from the OP or camp at a moment's notice. The reaction force has the ability and equipment to fight, but its mission is mainly to get the "friendlies" out of the area.

Troopers are tested on every aspect of the border mission and must pass the test before being allowed to perform any responsible mission on the border. Throughout the border tour, the soldiers are tested, evaluated, and inspected by both squadron and regiment level border operations center personnel.

At first glance, there is no doubt that the barrier fence and other border fortifications are not designed as defensive measures against a western force. The barrier is a nearly completely successful, and expensive, effort to keep the Soviet Zone in Germany from becoming completely depopulated, a situation that would have ruinous economic consequences for the Soviet Bloc..
 
The East German fence system is one of the most formidable barriers to human movement ever constructed. The system has been constantly upgraded to prevent the escape of East German citizens. Despite these precautions, the German Border Police (BGS) reported that there were seventeen successful escapes in the 11th ACR sector during 1987.

The fence system begins anywhere from one meter to several kilometers behind the actual border, depending on the terrain.

The first defensive measure of the system begins well behind the fence. A wide area on the east side of the fence is commonly known as the "Restricted Zone", and provides East German border troops a clear view of potential escapees attempting to approach the border. The farthest eastern portion of the Restricted Zone is usually bordered by a small secondary fence.

The next element is the high speed patrol road which runs the length of the border. The next part is an anti-vehicular ditch made of pre-formed concrete slabs set at an inward angle to stop vehicles from ramming the fence.

Just after the ditch is a ten meter plowed strip that is kept smooth so that soldiers can tell if anyone has been walking near the outer fence. The next element is the three-meter-high fence which is known throughout the world as the Iron Curtain. The fence is buried deeply to discourage tunneling and is made of diamond-shaped stamped steel mesh. The holes prevent scaling by painfully pinching bare fingers and by being too small for gloved fingers. The fence in the 11th ACR sector was formerly covered by anti-personnel mines, but after a trade agreement with West Germany, the East Germans conceded to removing the mines.

The border fortifications have gone through many phases of improvement since the tangled barbed wire of the fifties. Each upgrade has stemmed the tide of migration further.

Border tours are given to inprocessing 11th ACR soldiers and persons wishing to see the border. These tours can also be arranged for groups through the Regimental Border Operations Center.
 

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Additional 11th ARMD CAV Patches - 1950s - 80s

SSI 1950s?

1980s


 

 
1st Squadron / Battalion
 
 
1984
(Source: Email from Siegfried Walter, Germany)
I have sent you several photos from my extensive archives - they show 1st and 3rd Squadron scenes shortly after the 11th ACR transitioned to the M-1 Abrams tank . Some of the photos are from a REFORGER field exercise.

1st Squadron
Fulda

 

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1974

8. 1st Squadron Motor pool, 1974
 

8A. 1st Squadron Motor pool, 1974
 

9. 1st Squadron Motor pool, 1974
 

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Motor pool

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M577s at Fulda
 
1980s

19. 1st Squadron convoy near Downs Barracks, 1980s
 

20. Returning from the field, 1980
 

21.
M-1 Abrams tanks

22. Motor park, 1987
 
 

23. 1st Squadron motor pool, 1987
 

24. Motor pool, 1980s
 

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3rd Squadron / Battalion
 

An M577 tracked vehicle enters the main gate (Siegfried Walter)
 

Shop area (Siegfried Walter)
 
1970s - Early 1990s
(Source: Email from Siegfried Walter, Germany)

3rd Squadron
Bad Hersfeld

 

1. Main Gate, 1985 (345 KB)

2. Main Gate, 1992 (345 KB)

3. MERDC camo, 1976 (308 KB)


4.
"Old Bill" (273 KB)

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5-ton trucks (330 KB)

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Railhead (178 KB)
 

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8.
M728 CEV (329 KB)


9. Motor pool (281 KB)

 

10.
Unit Police (211 KB)
     
 

11. A pair of M577's return from a field exercise (Siegfried Walter)
 

12. Getting ready for REFORGER (Siegfried Walter)
 

13. Motor pool at Bad Hersfeld

14. Motor pool

15. M577 outside the gate


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Motor pool

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24. REFORGER 1983
 

24. Working in the motor pool

 
Related Links:
Blackhorse Association - official web site of the 11th Armored Cav Association (Broken Link)
Grenzer.com - An excellent web site that takes a close look at how the Interzonal border ("Iron Curtain") dividing West Germany from East Germany evolved over the years from a simple demarcation line to a heavily fortified and deadly border.
(Broken Link)
  2nd Squadron, 11th ACR "Eaglehorse" - Bob Stefanowicz and Randy Mitchell's excellent web site featuring the "Eaglehorse" squadron and Daley Barracks, Bad Kissingen (and much more!).  
  11th ACR & 6th ACR - The Czech Border Years - great photos of Mansfield Kaserne, Fort Skelly and Pinder Kaserne.   
  Aviation Company, 11th ACR - a web site dedicated to the soldiers of Aviation Company, 11th Armored Cavalry, Straubing, Germany, and their families and friends.
No recent updates - but still a great site to visit.