1st Brigade Monument

 

Images of the 1st Brigade casualty monument, both in its original setting at Ayers Kaserne and its current setting at Ray Barracks

This monument was originally erected on Ayers Kaserne by the 1st Brigade's German Partnership unit, PZG 131 in late 1991.  After the closing of Ayers Kaserne, the monument was moved into storage at Ray Barracks for about three years.  In July 1999, under the direction of the commander of 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division (COL Orr), this monument was restored to its original condition, placed on the parade field at Ray Barracks, and rededicated.  The rededication speech was given by LTC Mike Cloy, commander of 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry, and the Desert Storm commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 18th Infantry of 3d Brigade, 3d Armored Division.  The text of his remarks is on a page in this section of the website.

Detail of plaque c.1991 As placed at Ayers Kaserne As placed at Ayers Kaserne
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Detail of plaque in 1999 During 1999 rededication During 1999 rededication
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During 1999 rededication During 1999 rededication During 1999 rededication
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As placed at Ray Barracks As placed at Ray Barracks As placed at Ray Barracks
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