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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on November 6, 2017 at 11:59am

Harold, don't know if this helps

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 6, 2017 at 10:47am

Here is the back of the photo.

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 6, 2017 at 10:40am

This one Harold? I've got the original press release photo somewhere around here buried in this mountain of 2d Cavalry stuff I've amassed all over the house.

Comment by Harry Warner on November 6, 2017 at 10:38am
Sorry Harold, not a clue.
Comment by harold goldstein on November 6, 2017 at 9:31am

can anyone get me a clear picture of the soldier running out of the PC

Harry, do you know how to convert a windows movie maker  to an mpeg without putting it on utube?

Comment by harold goldstein on November 6, 2017 at 9:13am
Dear HAROLD,  
For the Full SITREP click here

The Regiment focused on 3rd Squadron's deployment starting 09 OCT to Bemowo Piskie Training Area (BPTA), Poland to assume command of Battle-Group Poland (BG-P) in support of enhanced Forward Presence (eFP). In conjunction with 3rd Squadron's movement, 2nd Squadron begun redeployment operations back to Rose Barracks and conducted Welcome Home ceremonies for the ADVON and the first Main Body. 4th Squadron moved straight from Dragoon Shock IV recovery operations into gunnery and live fire exercises on Grafenwoehr Training Area for three Troop formations. Apache Troop from 1st Squadron deployed this week to support 1-4IN as OPFOR for Swift Response. Regimental Leadership, supporting USAREUR, attended the AUSA conference and conducted office calls in Washington D.C.


Thank you for your support and service to our nation.




Nick Smith 


Nickolas Smith
2d Cavalry Association
Comment by Dave Gettman on November 3, 2017 at 8:27pm

Earliest snow in Seattle in 25 years today. I even got a little bit, but it didn't stick. Supposed to be more Sunday. Oh joy! (NOT)

Comment by harold goldstein on November 3, 2017 at 5:32pm

and guys, it's only for us who served there.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 3, 2017 at 4:44pm

Harold, you are a cruel man. I would SOOOOOOO love to be there. The food sounds fantastic, and the bier....the bier.....from the oldest brewery in the world!

Comment by Shannon Ryan on November 3, 2017 at 4:10pm

Can you believe how easy Bergdahl  got off ? that is outrageous. what a slap in the face to the UCMJ . what kind of message does that send to other guys that think they can desert their post and suffer little to no consequences. He should of received some time in the Brig. What the hell is going on?


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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.


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