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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Comment by Dave Gettman on May 29, 2018 at 9:18am

Hey Harold, they are just called 2d Cavalry Regiment now.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 28, 2018 at 5:13pm

Sig, you must be feeling extremely proud.  By the way I don't know if I'm taller or shorter then you.  I shrunk to 5'2" now.  Used to be 5'4 1/2" in 57.

The memorial day service was the best the community had.  I received more compliments than veterans day.  Call s and door knocks have been non stop today..

People were crying after the program and stopped me about a dozen times, still with tissues in their hand.

I want to get this on youtube without repercussion.  I hope you guys get to see it.

Dave, this is a great tribute to the 2nd ACR/Stryker/Whatever name we have now.

Please let the dragoonbase and all it's programs see this.  You are welcome to give my email if you wish

hg 

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on May 28, 2018 at 11:55am

Good morning and be safe on this Monday 2018 Memorial Day. I'm on the right the other Honor Guard is Chuck Lomicka. This is at our Club House at Hemet West Mobile Park last night., Doing the 13 folds of the flag as it's narrated

Comment by Harry Warner on May 28, 2018 at 7:53am

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Comment by harold goldstein on May 25, 2018 at 12:41pm

Hey Sig, have you heard from Joe Nixon lately?  Last time you said he was not doing well.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 23, 2018 at 5:48pm

General Lute was one of five former 2d Cavalry commanders (two of them 3-stars) at the reunion last year.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 23, 2018 at 5:24pm

MARK SIR, WELCOME TO THE OLD TIMERS.  I GUESS THE SEVENTIES, ARE NOW CONSIDERED OLD TIMERS.

I WAS THE  RADIO OPERATOR MORE OR LES IN CHARGE OF REGIMENTAL HQ IN NURENBURG.  THERE ARE THREE OR FOUR OF US  LEFT FROM THE 50'S.  THIS IS A VERY INFORMATIVE SIGHT AND IF YOU WERE IN GERMANY WOULD APPRECIATE ANY STORIES YOU MIGHT TELL FROM YOUR FIELD DUTIES.

Comment by Mark Grazier on May 23, 2018 at 5:04pm

Please join me in saluting our former Regimental Commander LTG Douglas Lute for his recognition  by the West Point Association of Graduates as  the 2018 Distinguished  Academy Graduate.

Douglas E. Lute ’75 – “In every generation,” writes GEN (R) Peter Chiarelli, “West Point produces one or two soldier-statesmen who make a difference at the national level—the Honorable Doug Lute is one.” As a soldier, Lute served as an Airborne Ranger in the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment before returning to West Point to teach in the Department of Social Science, earning the Lincoln Award as best instructor. He served again with 2ACR during Operation Desert Storm, receiving the Bronze Star. Lute was promoted to general officer rank in 2001 and was the first in his year group to receive his third star in 2006. He commanded U.S. forces in Kosovo, served as the Director of Operations for U.S. Central Command and later for the Joint Staff, and was selected by President Bush to serve in the White House as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan. He was the senior White House official retained by President Obama, serving the two presidents for a total of six years. As a diplomat, Lute in 2013 was appointed the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, “the most important post in the diplomatic corps” according to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. During his tenure, Ambassador Lute used military expertise and skillful diplomacy to lead NATO’s response to the most severe security challenges since the end of the Cold War. As both a soldier and a statesman, Lute is, as former Vice President Joe Biden says, “a proven true American patriot.” Lute currently serves as the Robert F. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Social Sciences at USMA.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on May 23, 2018 at 4:18pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2D CAVALRY / 2D DRAGOONS !!

182 Years of Continuous Service!!

 

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

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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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