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Ernest Harold Hawn, Troop F, 2d Squadron, 2d Cavalry Group, WW II, passed away December 24, 2016.

Ernie was among the first troopers in Europe to get his hands on the M-24 Chaffee in November 1944. This his him (black coat) at the 2007 2d Cavalry Association reunion standing next to an M-5 Stuart, the same type of tank he went to war in Europe with in July 1944 with the 2d Cavalry. Behind it is the M-24 Chaffee that replaced the M-5 in the 2d Cavalry the following November.


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Ernie (2d from right) with several of our WW II vets at Arlington National Cemetery 2017.


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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