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Comment by James F. Burgos on April 15, 2010 at 10:13am
Jimmie, I was working in the head shed from Jan. '68 thru Jul. '69. I remember Lt. Holder. Were you on post in '68 when that SP 155 Gun blew up in the vehicle park ?? Lots O Fun.
Comment by Jimmie Henry on April 14, 2010 at 10:27pm
I was LT Holder's driver in 67, he was PLT leader of 2nd PLT K troop. There was no one to help me because only 2 people were assigned to the plt leaders vehicle. I remember humping the 50 cal. along with all the other crap to the motorpool during alerts. In those days we had m114's, they were very hard to start in cold weather and of course I would always have to slave a couple of other vehicles. Best job and the 2nd acr was the best assignment I had in 21 years.
Comment by Dave Gettman on April 12, 2010 at 10:38pm

As of 2006, I was still good. Haven't tried since.
Comment by Andrew T. Hirsch on April 12, 2010 at 10:35pm
It was a drizzing freezing rain five in the morning when they called an elert.
Evry thing was going fine.We pulled out and started down the hill. the road was icy and the driver lost controll. we hit the stone wall on the right side of the road and tore the right track compleatly off.
Comment by john dean on April 12, 2010 at 10:03pm
can ya imagine us now trying to load out on alert?god it makes me laugh just thinkin about it.lets see hands of all that can still climb a turret
Comment by michael t ward on April 12, 2010 at 8:19pm
Man that 50cal was heavy I had a great crew so we did not pull that shit.
I had to run down to the track park pull the tarp off and fire the old bitch up and most likely slave start one or two tracks off then I would pull in front of the barracks through all our ta/50 on borde an go
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on April 11, 2010 at 1:11pm
It took SSG Lewis 14 years to make E-7(wonder why) he was promoted on a day that he had physically assaulted a guy in Survey Section during Morning Formation. He would always volunteer my guys to help the CO,leaving me to get all the gear to the Track and then showing up all nice and toasty in a Maintenance Vehicle,after sitting in the Motor Pool,drinking hot coffee. James B- I'm gonna have to find one, of those shirts!
Comment by James F. Burgos on April 11, 2010 at 8:11am
Steve-O, saw a great tee shirt at a Phoenix gun show two months ago. On the front of the tee shirt there was an M-16. Underneath read the caption : " when elections fail, vote from the rooftops ". Price, $15. I spent the $15 on more ammo.
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on April 10, 2010 at 11:11pm
When Diplomacy Fails-Shoot!
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on April 10, 2010 at 10:08am
In Graf we were going out on a Live Fire exercise and my Trac commander Sgt Lewis was nowhere to be found when we got blown out. So I had to sign for the CEOI's,Binocs, the Ma Deuce,my own weapon and carry those and my gear to the track park about 1/4 mile away.When I get there the padlock to the hatch is frozen solid and won't open, and its freezing out there.I wrapped paper around the lock and set it on fire to thaw it out,it took several tries before it would work.Shortly after I got it open SSG Lewis finally shows up with the rest of my crew(Inside the Heated Maintanence Truck),whom he had shanghaied to help the CO load his gear up,and starts hammering on me for not having the track ready for inspection. I pretty much ignored him until he started cussin' at me but when he pushed me-that was it! I jumped right back at him and told him if he could carry 300 lbs of shit and do my job-do -I'll brown-nose the Captain and ride in the nice warm truck!

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Colonels of the Regiment

7th Colonel of the Regiment John P. Hatch

26 June 1881 - 9 January 1886



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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