Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.
Fellow Dragoons!! I am trying to collect information on all of the border camps 2d ACR had from 1948-1992. If you have stories, info, pictures, or anything else (IE: Berets, Uniforms, TA-50) PLEASE PLEASE post and share. We (2nd Cav Reed Museum) dont really have much info on the Cold War. I would like to build a file for future reference and to preserve YOUR history to the Regiment. Thank you all for your time and Service. Toujours Pret!
The guy that owned these (and MANY more!) passed away several years ago. No idea what happened to his collection.
Love that bottom one, Frank. That's a new one on me.
Dave, I got that off of Chan the tailor. Think it is a Blazer Pocket patch. Never saw it worn on a uniform. I still have it though.
Dave that patch #9 its way cool when is that from, I've seen most of the others is that a 70's era patch?
Same patch as #3, but with the border tabs added. He just cut the whole section of fatigue material out to keep them all together. Those patches were worn above the front left shirt pocket, not on the sleeve. That type patch was worn from 1945 to 1967. The border tabs from 1948-1955 and 1958-1967. From 1955-1958 the 2d Cav was at Ft. Meade, Maryland so they didn't wear the border tabs.
This photo is from Ft. Meade, 1957, during the period we traded places with 3d ACR in Operation Gyroscope and they went to Germany to guard the border. We were part of 2d Army at Ft. Meade, so have a big "2" patch on the shoulder.
Forgot to mention, you can click on the picture to enlarge it. Once enlarged, click on it again to make it huge. Note the 2d Cav patch on the front of the shirt, 2d Army patch on sleeve, and the M-14's. White name tags, too. Definitely 1950's.
Nice picture !
But rifles are M1 Garand not M14's.
During wich period was 2nd Cav attached to 2nd Army?
Thanks Ben, my bad! I wouldn't know an M-1 if it shot me in the ass!!
2ACR was part of 2d Army at Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland from late 1955 to 1958 when they swapped places with 3ACR during Operation Gyroscope, in which entire units from the US would swap places with units in Europe.