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Comment by Glenn Gutshall on June 3, 2016 at 11:36pm

Yeah I remember that the name LT Lazaro used to generate quite a bit of dread and consternation among the border troops.

Comment by Bill Hembree on June 3, 2016 at 9:54pm

Glenn read your piece about LT Lazaro, the Regimental inspector. I remember the name. Back when we first took the M1 tank to the Border 1985 or 86 my platoon was near the 1K zone over looking it and a BT 11 tower. It was night and cold. I reframed from starting the Tank since I got a report he was in the area. Had one crewman walking around the vehicle. The minute I started the Tank he ran up to a road wheel on opposite side from my dismount was walking put a glow stick on it and said we were dead. Then he proceeded to tell me I was not at the grid where I suppose to be. Told him I called it in that I rolled forward to hide in the trees and was in eyesight from the position behind  me. We had a GSR team out there and had previously talked to them. Anyhow he proceeded to tell me I failed the inspection. The crew all climbed inside and thought more about getting warm than listening to Him.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on May 14, 2016 at 10:05am

Good morning Sam, How. Co. 58/60 Bamberg, days long gone by, some memories remain, turned 77 in March. Sometimes I wonder who this teenager is trapped in this old man's body, sometimes feel my age but not too often !

Comment by Sam Smolkin on May 14, 2016 at 6:19am

Tank Co, 2nd Bn, 2nd Armd Cav Regt, Bamberg 1959-1962, Hello to all you youngsters out there!  Just turned 79 May 3rd. Still think I'm 18,until I look in the mirror, and wonder who that old bastard is that's staring back at me !


Comment by Sigmund Fertig on November 25, 2015 at 3:15pm

To all my Bamberg brothers, " Happy Thanksgiving !

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 5, 2015 at 1:16pm

Bert, I'll try to give you a list of prospects here at Dragoon Base, friends that Jesse Kelley served with in F Troop from 1972-75. Sadly, Jesse passed away 28 March 2015.

Daniel Martin, F Troop 1972-75. Here is his profile page http://dragoonbase.com/profile/DanielMartin?xg_source=profiles_memb...

William "Bill" Phillips, F Troop 1972-74. http://dragoonbase.com/profile/WilliamBillPhillips?xg_source=profil...

Dennis Wayne Williams, F Troop 1974-75. http://dragoonbase.com/profile/DennisWayneWilliams?xg_source=profil...

Wayne Brown, F Troop 1971-74. http://dragoonbase.com/profile/WayneABrown?xg_source=profiles_membe...

Check out Jesse Kelley's page and look at his list of found, looking for, and passed away. You might recognize some names. http://dragoonbase.com/profile/JESSEKELLEY?xg_source=profiles_membe...

Comment by Doug Ford on October 5, 2015 at 9:56am

I wasn't there during 72-73', but we heard about it. It was when 2/2 ACR had some old drafty's still in and they didn't want to be there. Some had seen to much action in Vietnam and wanted out NOW! and did extreme things to get out even if it cost a life of someone.... A pretty serious example of PTSD and I  think before it was given a name.

Comment by Bert Morrison on October 3, 2015 at 7:09pm
I was in Fox Toop 2/2 ACR Jan 72 to Nov 73. Had some wild and crazy times.Is there anybody still around from then.
Comment by Tim Welling on September 7, 2015 at 6:41pm

thanks Jim cant remember you but glad to hear Bullard Made CSM .

Comment by jim kyriaco on September 6, 2015 at 8:58pm

I was there from 8/79 to 8/81; first Fox troop, then HHT. I think I remember you Frank. I drove Squadron XO Olmstead from 9/79 until he left for Nuremburg 1980. I also filled in occasionally to drive Squadron CO Lyle until he left right before I did in 1981. I was only in Fox troop with Bullard & company for like 3 weeks. Later, when Bullard made CSM in 1982, he was with my Squadron out of Ft. Stewart.


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Colonels of the Regiment

7th Colonel of the Regiment John P. Hatch

26 June 1881 - 9 January 1886



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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