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This is the place for all the guys that were part of I Troop, 3rd Recon Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry. . Join and write whatever is in your mind, have questions, looking for old friends that where in I troop. !!! JOIN !!!

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The Best Cav Troop in The US Army 1 Reply

That is how we thought of ourself. I was there from Nov, 73 to Mar. 75.  Capt. Crumley was out CO and demanded the best of us. I am proud to have served under his command.  

Started by Chris Williams. Last reply by Robert Copp Jul 1, 2017.

The Troop in the Spanish American War 3 Replies

I just couldn't resist getting this . . . an online auction today had a heavy Rock Island Arsenal  leather belt (Garrison Belt?) with a big brass buckle marked "US".  Someone had marked the back of…Continue

Started by Edward N. Voke. Last reply by Dave Gettman Aug 31, 2014.

lets party 3 Replies

hye ssg vance i dont know if you remember me i served with u in amberg in 77 1-32 with tebo and harvey williamson hope your doing good mark adkins

Started by mark adkins. Last reply by Tom E. Williams Jul 13, 2012.

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Comment by William (Bill) A. Miller on November 18, 2018 at 6:48pm

I was in I Troop 1966 to 1968. I was a third platoon tanker. I was the I-37 driver and then as a gunner. I went down Range 42 twice -- as a driver then as a gunner. Both times in the dead of winter.

I did border tours at Gates, Pitman, Rotz and Hof. I was patrol driver, patrol leader, OP, and Operations..


Comment by Dave Gettman on April 29, 2016 at 6:18pm

Mox-nix was one of my mom's favorite sayings when I was growing up, so I still use it. Tried it on a couple Germans when I went back in 2008 and they looked at me like I was from Mars. Must be a regional thing.

Comment by Dennis Erickson on April 29, 2016 at 6:11pm

Does anyone still say "mox nix"?

Comment by Doug Woods on March 16, 2016 at 7:28pm

Last commander of I Troop in Germany.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on January 23, 2016 at 12:36pm

I remember the squelch juice and keys to the travel lock

Comment by Bernard Turner on January 22, 2016 at 10:48pm

Dennis, don't feel bad, they did the same thing to me on my first day of motor stables. SSG Bull told me to go to the commo shop and get squelch juice for the radio too. I was in I Troop from May 74 to Sept 76.

Comment by Gary Freeland on January 22, 2016 at 5:54pm

Yes I remember being set up when I first got to I Troop especially at the motor pool and trying to find tank parts... lol  Boy those were the days of being a new troop to the Company..

Comment by Jose L Perez on January 22, 2016 at 3:34pm

There was another trick played by the mechanics to the newbies. The mechanics charged a capacitor from the starter circuit and placed the charged capacitor in top of a wooden bench. When the victim approached, they ask to handle them the “little round thing in top of the bench”. The victim grabs the capacitor and get a shock that curled the eye brows.   

Comment by Dennis Erickson on January 22, 2016 at 2:42pm

I seem to remember como guys sendig newbies out for new squelch to replace the old squelch in the radios.

Comment by George Martin on January 20, 2016 at 7:46pm

Don't feel bad, I spent a morning looking for a sky hook so the crew could access the engine compartment, it's what privates do, I guess


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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.


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