UNITED STATES ARMY, EUROPE
CIVILIAN SUPPORT AGENCY
For four decades, the 6941st Guard Battalion has demonstrated its pride in accomplishment of its assigned security mission in Berlin. Your motto “On Guard” reflects not only the essence of that mission but describes your on-going, 24-hours-a-day devotion to its achievement. Over the years, many events have occurred in Berlin which have required flexible and prompt responses from the men of the 6941st Guard Battalion; they have always met these challenges in an outstanding manner.
Today, we are experiencing a historic, somewhat uncertain time, one that is seeing barriers between East and West, previously regarded as impenetrable, falling almost overnight, as the peoples demand has had dramatic results. I have every confidence that the 6941st Guard Battalion will continue to meet all challenge which these times may occasion, with the same sense of professionalism, loyalty and dedication demonstrated throughout its history.
Congratulation and best wishes for the future in which a vigilant 6941st Guard Battalion will contribute to the security of the U.S. Forces in Berlin, because it is always “On Guard”.
WERNER W. BANISCH