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Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



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

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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

Started by Jeff Jarriel Aug 17, 2019.

Another Border Story. Almost accidental WWIII... 1 Reply

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by MARK PILLOW Aug 16, 2019.

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Comment by Andy Josephson 3 hours ago

9 Nov 1985 the Squadron had M-1's.  I believe Charlie was first to take them to Camp Gates.  They did a Troop show of force at PS Camp 7?  The Czech's really liked our new toy's.  They took pictures, sent some L-39's.  They road marched back to the Rock.  1 tank threw track right across the whole road (of course it was dark & 2 way traffic)  They broke the other track & dragged it back home on it's road wheel's with the M-88 "Heavy Metal"  that was the night I met my troop.

Comment by George Crump (Chief) 11 hours ago

Comment by George Crump (Chief) 11 hours ago

Comment by George Crump (Chief) 11 hours ago

Comment by George Crump (Chief) 11 hours ago

Thanks Dave for Info. a few years ago I would have jump on it, but unfortunately there no more room left to add more items to my military collection, see (attached photos) and at this stage of my life I'm concerned that my poor wife will be left trying to deal with it all, it would be a nice item for the Reed Museum.- Take care Dave and keep your head down and your powder dry.- George

Comment by Dave Gettman 16 hours ago

Hey Chief, I thought of you when I saw this.

D Company, 2d Cavalry Spanish-American War haversack....https://www.ebay.com/itm/124258975641

Comment by George Crump (Chief) 22 hours ago

Hi Andy - Chief here - I do hope this finds you and your family fit to fight, what type of Tank did you guys have in 1985? who was your Sq. Cmd? I like your license plat  attach a few pictures. from 2008 - Chief

Comment by Andy Josephson yesterday

I don't have any photo's from inside the chow hall (chuck wagon) or of Sq. HQ, inside or out.  I think I have one of Bravo coming home.

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on Sunday

Hi Butch - your 100% on that and Graf just celebrated their 100 yrs  Chief

Comment by G. "Butch" Mundy on Sunday

It can rain for days on end and you'll still kick up dust driving tracked vehicles .


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Colonels of the Regiment

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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