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Operation Cowboy - 2d Cavalry 1945


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Comment by Harry Warner on June 11, 2022 at 9:03am

Frank, I hope I didn’t just call you a toad.  

Comment by Harry Warner on June 11, 2022 at 9:01am

co-là breith sona dhut!

Comment by Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin on June 11, 2022 at 8:14am

Happy Birthday Frank.  Hope you are doing well. Maybe someday you will hit Maine again and we can catch up.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on June 11, 2022 at 8:09am

Congratulations on your 77th Frank stay well and good hearing from you.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on June 9, 2022 at 7:03pm

Good Evening Oldtimers!

Tis the wandering Scotsman, himself. (Tho' nae sae wandering these days) I have just completed my 77th circuit of the Sun and am in reasonable health.  Age is rearing its head in the camper Just recently replaced the Range/oven ($600+) and now awaiting the replacement refrigerator/freezer ($2700+)(electric/propane) this coming week.

Harry, Dave, Opie, Sig, Harold, Chief, I do hope that y'all are doing well. Still feeling the loss of Mike the Jeweler. As time goes by, we're seeing more move on to the "Fiddler's Green".

Perhaps, this evening, I will raise a dram of Single Malt to "Friends Not Present" Slainte mhath!

Take care, live your life to the fullest, Be all you can be. TOUJOURS PRET!

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 2, 2022 at 12:46pm

Got to be a first for the Regiment. There was a lieutenant colonel, Benkosky, who took temporary command of the 2d Cavalry Group during WW II when Col. Reed was seriously wounded at Luneville, France. Benkosky had served as a young enlisted man and NCO in the 2d Cavalry just after WW I.

Comment by Robert Haynes on June 2, 2022 at 11:39am

To start your Army career as a private in the Regiment and to go on to command it. That is what I call being all you can be.

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 2, 2022 at 11:10am

A message from Col. Ewers, 81st Colonel of the 2d Dragoons. Col. Ewers served as a young private in the 2d Cavalry many moons ago.

Dragoons past and present:

On June 10th, I will pass the colors of the storied 2d Cavalry Regiment to its next Commander, the 82d Colonel of the Regiment, Colonel Rob McChrystal.

Commanding the 2d Cavalry Regiment has been the honor of a lifetime for me, and I am humbled and grateful beyond words.

These past two years have been anything but tranquil. We have fought through a global pandemic, news of strategic reposturing and a return of 2CR to the states, US social unrest, the Capitol Insurrection, the fall of Afghanistan, and - most significantly - the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Throughout it all, Dragoons of all ranks have remained disciplined professionals who are leaders regardless of rank, who each strive to always do their share, and who can FIGHT.

Since February 2d of this year, we have been at the tip of the spear for the US response to Russian aggression. Our combat credible force deployed rapidly, creating tactical wins with strategic value. We have distinctly assured our Allies, deterred our adversaries, and stood ALWAYS READY to defend every inch of NATO sovereign territory. I have been so proud of our Dragoons, who have been as far north as Finland and as far south as Turkey and all across the eastern flank of NATO. We have proven through our responsive readiness and our professionalism that 2CR is inextricably linked with European security and by extension US National security.

As I pass the colors, I can say confidently that the Dragoons are THE interoperable force of choice on the European continent and our reputation is incredibly strong. Thank you to all of our Dragoons and Families who have served alongside me during this time of demand; I am forever grateful for your selfless service and commitment to our great Regiment. 

Toujours Pret!

Colonel Joe Ewers

81st Colonel of the Regiment

Comment by George H Crump (Chief) on May 21, 2022 at 10:50am

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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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