United States Constabulary
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1946 - GERMANY AND AUSTRIA - 1952
"We Served with Honor and Pride"
During W.W.II, Germany was destroyed.
Following the end of the war the people of Germany had no leadership, no law or order, and there were many displaced persons. The country was in desperate need of help. The United States Constabulary along with the 1st Infantry Division formed the deterrent to Communism in Germany and Austria. These were our first "Cold War Warriors". These soldiers performed many of the functions that the German and Austrian governments could not perform. The Constabulary provided general military and civil security, patrolled the borders, seized contraband and controlled displaced persons, among their other duties.
The United States Constabulary was phased
out in December 1952 having accomplished its mission. It had been truly
one of the elite forces of the U. S. Army and lived up to its motto,
From the beginning, the Constabulary set high standards for itself. The troopers were to be selected from the best soldiers available, and it was desired that all of them be volunteers. They were to be trained as soldiers and policemen. They were to operate in an efficient, alert manner calculated to inspire confidence and respect in all persons they met, whether Germans, Allies, or Americans.
The father of the U.S. Constabulary.
Major General Ernest N. Harmon
United States Constabulary
Organizer and first CG
Become A Member
United States Constabulary Association
To join please contact
Joseph R. Oravits
We are looking for anyone who served in the U.S. Constabulary in Germany or Austria during 1946-1952. The objectives of the association is to bring camaraderie among old and new friends. This web site has been designed and created in a manner to easily help bring old friends together.
You can find names of many troopers and e-mail addresses.
If you are a trooper, as you go through the pages of our history, I am sure you will find it to bring back the memories you thought you have lost.
Here is a way you can connect and bond with some of the most important years in your life, the years when you have served in the U.S. Constabulary.
Members Discussion Board, a way to contact other members!
If you are a MEMBER
of the United States
Constabulary Association you may visit the Members
Discussion Board to read what is happening
in the Association and post your suggestions, comments or questions!
Click on the INDEX LINKS below to read the History of the U.S. Constabulary and stories from the troopers.
The Newest material posted will follow in the last INDEX BLOCK.
Be sure to check back again to catch the updates added to these pages.
Trooper's Constab. Days
of US CON.Sq.
Lt Gen Osman-Nat'l Reunion 9/05.
Patton Speech by
Posted May-July 2006
U.S. Constabulary Sq. DI.
Cold War Fulda &
John A. Bandy
Sergeant Major US Army[Ret].
A New Constabulary Book for sale.
If you wish to place an order contact John Capone:
898 Misty Court
Village of Hemingway
The Villiages, FL 32162
NEW STORY POSTED 5/3/14
U.S. Constabulary Association Links
Cold War Museum
These books were written or recommended by members of the United States Constabulary Association.
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Title: "Forgotten Peacekeepers" by John Capone. Following WWII, Germany was in complete disarray. The U.S. Constabulary, through structure and commitment, brought stability, security, hope, and restored law and order to the American Zone of Occupation. The U.S. Constabulary was created specifically to assist the American military government to restore law and order to a war torn country and provide for the security of the German population.
Title: "History of the Ordensburg Sonthofen ". A wonderful book to read that covers the history on Sonthofen, Germany, the Constabulary School. It is now available in English.
"THROUGH MOBILITY WE CONQUER" .
A lot of the chapter is from the recollections of General Albin
F. Irzyk. It is an interesting read, published by the
"UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY PRESS". Albin F. Irzyk is a member of the US Constabulary Association. [Be
sure to read Chapter 9 - U.S. Constabulary.]
Title: "WHEN WHIPPOORWILLS CALLS". In this true story of his life, John A. Bandy also writes of his U.S. Constabulary tour in Germany. This book may be purchased by Barnes and Noble.com.
Sonthofen School and the U.S. Constabulary
Military/Veteran Historical Resources
U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs
U.S. Army and Heritage Museum and Education Center
14th Constabulary Reg. Links - [link needs repairing]
Locate GIs Military Records
Honor the men of the United States Constabulary in their 60th Anniversary, July 1946 - July 2006.
Tribute to my Dad,
Red is for artillery and the lightning suggests
Sent in by Wilfred J. Matherne
Military Site Award of the year 2001
Golden Web Award 2002-2003
Passed Internet Military Community Web Site Inspection 2002
Golden Web Award 2003-2004
United States Constabulary Association Web Editor's Award 1999-2001
United States Constabulary Association Web Editor's Award 2002-2003
United States Constabulary Association Web Editor's Award 2003-2005
United States Constabulary Association Web Editor's Award 2005-2007
United States Constabulary Association Web Editor's Award 2007-2009
United States Constabulary National Assistant Historian for USCON Constabulary Web Site assigned 2007
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Last update – MAY 2014