U.S. troops greet a buffalo calf as he arrives to join the 510th Tank Battalion as mascot in Germany.
Germany Date:1954, September 6 Duration:30 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The U.S. 510th Tank Battalion, of the 10th Cavalry Regiment, in Germany. The unit's roots go back to 1866 (Buffalo Soldiers). Troops lined up for a fun ceremony welcoming their 100 pound baby Buffalo mascot, from Allentown, Pennsylvania. An Army truck with canvas cover sits as backdrop. The canvas is painted with their buffalo unit insignia and the word "Geronimo." A Lieutenant Colonel and a noncom bring the calf forward and it drinks from a container held by the Colonel, who then places large "dog tags"around the calf's neck. The tags read " Allen T. Geronimo" and give its serial number as 12345678, and key dates as 1954. Unit band then plays.
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