HAPPY 60th ANNIVERSARY
REMEMBERING THE 60th YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Speech by Trooper
Fellow Troopers.... We made the theme of this Eighth Annual Convention.
THE 60th YEAR ANNIVERSARY". of the UNITED STATES CONSTABULARY.
We are rapidly approaching the
just a few months from now that this great and very important unit
was actually Christened on 10 January 1946.
On that day Major General Ernest N. Harmon.
distinguished wartime commander of the 1st and 2d Armored Divisions was
appointed Commanding General of the United States Constabulary. By
order if Lt.General Lucian K. Truscott. Commanding General Third United
On 1 July 1946 the United States Constabulary
became operational. There are those among us that actually recall the
events that took place during that period 10 January, and 1 July 1946.
Many are still with us today.
The Mission of the United States Constabulary was
to maintain general Military and Civil Security, to assist in the
accomplishment of the objectives of the United States Government in
Germany an to control the Boarders of the United States Zone. It was a
We accomplished our mission on Horseback,
Motorcycles, Jeeps. M-8 Armored Cars and even by foot when necessary.
Motto: MOBILITY - VIGILANCE - JUSTICE
Even though we never reached our assigned
strength we never the less did perform our assigned tasks and
tells us we did a damned good job, moral was very high. As the
dwindled and we slowly passed on our assignments to the German
Government, and the German Police. We slowly returned to combat
units. However our mission still remained until the United States
Constabulary was deactivated on 15 December 1952.
So here we are today. Still remembering and
honoring our Fallen Comrades and trying to stay together as long as we
can. Each and everyone of us proud of our service and never tire
meeting and discussing the things we did back then.
We hope that when you return home, and gather
next year 2006 at your Outpost Reunions you will continue to honor
the 60th Birthday of this Wonderful Association.
I would like to thank Trooper William Tevington for
the above information.