Buedingen: Armstrong Barracks


 

Armstrong Barracks – Büdingen, Germany

 

 
 

Kaserne Pass issued to Arthur Dadt in 1952. 517th Field Artillery Battalion. Note the previous name of Kruger Kaserne for Armstrong Barracks.

 

Kaserne Pass issued to Arthur Dadt in 1954. 517th Field Artillery Battalion. Photo provided by John & Carina Miller.

 

Kaserne Pass issued to Arthur Dadt in 1954. 517th Field Artillery Battalion. Photo provided by John & Carina Miller.

 
 

 

This page is under construction.  We would greatly appreciate any photos you may have of Armstrong Barracks, home of Divisional Cavalry – DIVCAV…!  This kaserne housed the 3d Armored Division's cavalry squadron throughout the division's time in Germany.  Although the same squadron, DIVCAV served under three different flags in 3d Armored Division [83d Reconnaissance Battalion (1956-57), 3-12 Cavalry (1957-89), and 4-7 Cavalry(1989-91)], and continues today to serve with the 1st Armored Division at Armstrong Barracks as 1-1 Cavalry.  As 4-7 Cavalry, the squadron served in combat during Operation Desert Storm.  As 1-1 Cavalry, the squadron served in Bosnia during the first U.S. rotation there in 1995-96.  

Also housed there for many years was the division Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 3d Battalion, 61st Air Defense Artillery.  3-61 ADA was reflagged circa 1988 to 3d Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery.  The battalion began inactivation shortly before Desert Storm, but many of its troops still participated in combat operations with 5th Battalion, 3d Air Defense Artillery.  5-3 ADA was 8th ID's organic ADA battalion, but deployed for Desert Storm as 3AD's ADA battalion.

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