Photos and story by Charlie Campbell, former H-2/2ACR commander. Click photos to enlarge.
Attached are a couple of pix taken on October 10, 2010 at Moedlareuth (or
Little Berlin as we knew it) near Hof, Germany, where there is now a
preserved section of the Iron Curtain, a museum and a memorial plaque to
the 2ACR for their border mission from 1948 to 1992.
Nelson Laughton (Commander, Troop G, 1974-1975) and myself (Commander,
Company H, 1974-1976) and our wives were traveling through the area
returning from Poland and just happened to stop for the night in a nearby
village. When the locals learned who we were, they welcomed us like long
lost friends and insisted we visit their museum. A man who works at the
museum was a Captain in the East German army and patrolled the border on the
other side. He proudly displayed a 2ACR crest and said ” I watched you. I
was your enemy then”. It was an emotional experience for us all!