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Since you asked... 4 Replies

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 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

Comment by Harry Warner on July 31, 2020 at 4:34pm

Jim, good to see you.  Dogs are very faithful.  ‘Nuff said.  

Comment by Jim Clendenen on July 31, 2020 at 2:12pm

Howdy All;

Just stopped by to say I'm still alive and kicking. Still working every day start at 4am. Got a few more Grandkids and a new Son-in-Law, and a new dog, really like the dog. Other than that all is well. I drop by once in awhile to catch up on the news. Have a great weekend.

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 27, 2020 at 8:15pm

Harold, 4th Armored was Patton's spearhead during his march across Europe in WW II, and we were their eyes and ears out front picking targets and starting fights. When Patton died, 4th Armored and 2d Cav were the principle honor guards.

Comment by harold goldstein on July 27, 2020 at 8:43am

Dave, What do you know about the 4th armored in stuttgart in 1958?

Another Veteran moved into our complex who was in 4th Armored  1957-1959

Did they relate to us in anyway?

Comment by Shannon Ryan on July 26, 2020 at 9:59am
Comment by harold goldstein on July 20, 2020 at 2:59pm

And Sig  You hit 81 didn't you?

Comment by harold goldstein on July 20, 2020 at 2:58pm

Harry, I have a full head of hair

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on July 20, 2020 at 2:20pm

Chief, in my day 58/60 during a river fording practice somewhere around Bamberg some soldier forgot to install the fording plugs in his M-59 APC and it ended up at the bottom of the river, fortunatly we had a Lt. in the Battalion that was scuba certified but it took him several tries because the water was so muddy but he did succede in getting the D ding on the tow hole and they dragged the M-59 out of the river. Never heard if the soldier got busted !


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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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