Vilseck is home to Rose Barracks, a U.S. Army post located just outside the town. Vilseck, a major training center, has been described as the “school house” for the US Army, Europe. Transition training and fielding of new equipment is its most visible mission. This is a quiet, but friendly community of people helping people. Vilseck is located in the state of Bavaria approximately 60 miles from Nuernberg.
Currently the following units are based in the Vilseck, Rose Barracks are: 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Bavaria Medical Activity, 72nd Med Det VS, A Co, 39th Finance, 2nd ASOS, Elements of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, 514th Military Police Augmentation Platoon.
The 2nd Cavalry Regiments, Distinctive insignia consisting of a gold eight pointed star of rays surmounted by a green palmetto leaf charged with a silver color fleur-de-lis, on a green ribbon scroll forming the base of the device, the regimental motto “Toujours Prêt” in gold metal letters. The eight-pointed star insignia worn by dragoons, the 2d Cavalry having been originally formed as the Second Regiment of Dragoons in 1836. The palmetto leaf represents the Regiment’s first action against the Seminole Indians in Florida, where the palmetto leaf grows in abundance. The fleur-de-lis is for combat service in France in both World War I and World War II. The motto “Toujours Prêt” (Always Ready) expresses the spirit and élan of the Regiment.
Minted in bronze and given antique finish, this keychain is imbued with bold colorful enamel on both sides.
Each keychain measures 1 1/2 inch (39mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.