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Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by Jeff Jarriel Aug 18, 2019.

That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

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Comment by harold goldstein on August 3, 2020 at 7:18am

Gene, I don't care what they say, they can run back to Mich, NY, CT, CAN, ILL,don't matter.  With the hurricanes, with the heat there is no place in the world I would rather be than here in Florida.

And I do get offended when some of these Northerners who visit call it Florid duh.

I am here since 1987 and visiting since 1972.  Best fishing,  (better buy you or the Keys) Best Sea Food all over the state, Best fresh Strawberries, tomatoes, Oranges Lemons, grapefruit, peppers. more n more  but you out of staters stay out of state and leave our taxes alone

Comment by gene gunia on August 2, 2020 at 8:09pm

harold,no storm is a good storm.glad to hear that you had no problems.all peaceful on the west coast.

Comment by harold goldstein on August 2, 2020 at 2:24pm

Thanks for asking Gene, but what storm.  It missed us by a mile, we got some light rain and light wind.

Comment by gene gunia on August 2, 2020 at 1:56pm

harold, how are you guys doing over there with the storm?

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 2, 2020 at 11:33am

Good question Chief. Hopefully they can be moved, but in times past 2d Cav monuments have been left behind, like at Ft. Polk.

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on August 1, 2020 at 6:37pm

Dave -  I'm agreement with you, I was shock to see the 2nd placed on the list, lets' hope some one reverses this decision, if not what a job it's going to be moving reed again. And what will happen to the monuments?  Chief

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 1, 2020 at 12:59pm

Chief, 2d Cav has had a presence in Poland for quite awhile. I think they rotate squadrons from Vilseck every 6 months.

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 31, 2020 at 7:59pm

Jim, glad the dog is working out for you. Everything else is replaceable.

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on July 31, 2020 at 6:41pm

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on July 31, 2020 at 6:38pm

 The latest proposed 11,900 troop withdrawal from Europe, 9,500 from Germany about 6,400 will return to the US this include the 2nd Cav. and the rest will be preposition to other NATO countries, with emphasis on:Poland and the Baltic states. Reducing the number of US service members in Germany to about 24,000. See attached map of Germany, For me I have mix feelings, I think the 2nd should stay exactly where they are, whats your opinion? Dragoon for life - Chief


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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



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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