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Forgive me, but after submitting the query about Sergeant Harlow, many tales about him came to mind.  One of them  . . . After leaving K Troop and I Troop, I became the Squadron S2/Border Officer. During a briefing of K Troop before they went up to the Border, I emphasized the need to report everything; that WE at Squadron would analyze it.  On Harlow's first patrol I got this spot report text: " Farmer, 6 cows & a dog.  Cows are eating grass. Farmer is watching cows eat grass. Dog is watching farmer watch cows eat grass."     Well, he sure got me . . . and I toned down that part of my Border briefing.

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Just following orders, Sir.


after a few small incidents we had up there we need to be quite literal and a little jovial at times when it got boring which it did a lot


Colonels of the Regiment

8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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