1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 1, 2020 9:29 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking daily records from the East/West German border


      Would there be daily records/logs of the 2/2nd Cavalry from the East/West German border in 1976? I was in a jeep accident and I am looking for some proof of trauma. Personnel from this unit were involved.

        • Re: Seeking daily records from the East/West German border
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Kaminski,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Permanent Orders, 1/1/1977 - 12/31/1987 and the Records of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment and Other Units, 1/1969 - 12/1973 in the Records of United States Army, Europe (Record Group 549) that are the only records of the 2nd Armored Cavalry for the 1970s. We also located the Inspection Files, 1964 - 1981 in the Records of the Office of the Inspector General (Army) (Record Group 159) that include the file unit titled 224-01 1st SQD, 2nd Armored Cav Reg. In addition, we located the Annual Historical Reviews, Supplements, and Manuscripts, 1963 - 12/1983 in the Records of the Army Staff (Record Group 319) that include records for the U.S. Army in Europe. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov. We were unable to locate specific records of the 2nd Squadron.  Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the regiment.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center (USACRC) is the repository and release authority for Army safety accident reports prepared in accordance with Department of the Army Pamphlet 385-40, Army Accident Investigation and Reporting, and Army Regulation 385-10, the Army Safety Program. The USACRC Commander has been delegated authority to act as the Initial Denial Authority (IDA) on requests for information from Army safety accident reports. Records will be made available consistent with applicable laws and regulations. FOIA requests to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center (USACRC) may be submitted in writing, by fax, e-mail or electronic form by contacting the USACRC FOIA office in the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, ATTN: CSSC-SS (FOIA), 4905 Ruf Avenue, Fort Rucker, AL 36362-5363. The email address is usarmy.rucker.hqda-secarmy.mbx.safe-foia@mail.mil.  Please clearly mark the mailing envelope, fax, or email “Freedom of Information Act Request.”


          Lastly, we searched the U.S. Army Center of Military History and located a history of US Army Border Operations in Germany during 1945 - 1983 that includes Chapter Six: Modern Border Operations, 1970 - 1983. Or you may wish to view the mission and history of the U.S. Army Europe


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck to your research!

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