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

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Comment by Joseph Auger on December 29, 2019 at 4:46am

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 26, 2019 at 9:25am

Yes, spoil the Eagles weekend!!!!!

Comment by ErnieKeel on December 25, 2019 at 9:30pm

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to ALL the fellas.True words spoken Dave. Appreciate your fathers service. My wife's Dad retired MstSgt. Marine with 33 yrs service was deployed in 3 wars also: ww2, Korea and Vietnam.  Harry hope Santa was good to you, G-men have surprised us the last few weeks, lets see if we cant spoil the Eagles playoff hopes!

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 25, 2019 at 9:09am

Merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah to all.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 24, 2019 at 1:16pm

Dad spent Christmas 1944 in Belgium with the 99th Infantry Division. His pass to see Marlene Dietrich in Liege having been cancelled on the 16th, he was fighting for his life against the Germans in a desperate attempt to stop the spearhead of the 6th Panzer Army thrust into the Ardennes at what would become the northern shoulder of the Battle of the Bulge.

Christmas 1945 was in Austria with 83d Infantry Division, working the displaced persons camps where the dregs of war torn Europe huddled by the hundreds of thousands.

Christmas 1946 found him still in Austria working the displaced persons camps, now with 4th Constabulary Regiment (4th Cavalry).

Finally home for Christmas 1947-49.

He spent Christmas 1950 in Korea with what was left of the shattered 2d Infantry Division, fighting for his life against the Chinese and North Koreans.

Christmas 1951-52 were at Ft. Hood, Texas; 1953-55 in Germany with 2d Cav and 507th Ord; 1956 at Ft. Banks, Mass with 15th AAA Grp; 1957 at Ft. Ord, CA; 1958 at Ft. Riley, KS; 1960-61 in Korea; 1962 Ft. Ord, CA; 1963-64 with 7th Army, Germany; 1965, HOME; 1966 in Vietnam with 4th Infantry.....

What I'm trying to say is, don't forget our military this Christmas or ever. They are the reason we can celebrate.

Comment by Harry Warner on December 24, 2019 at 12:37pm

Christmas eve 1963, I'm in the Amberg dispensary with several other medics.  We’re making cocktails consisting of grain alcohol and some kind of flavoring, listening to Radio Luxemburg and wishing we were home.  So here I am 56 years later, which seems like a blink of the eye, remembering what has become part of the ”good old days”.  
Jo and I wish for everyone to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on December 24, 2019 at 11:40am

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all on the site.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on December 24, 2019 at 11:39am

Comment by Jim Clendenen on December 24, 2019 at 10:40am

Still alive in Snohomish Wa.

Merry Christmas troopers.

Comment by harold goldstein on December 24, 2019 at 10:30am

I wish all you fine troopers of the 2nd ACR a Healthy and Happy and Merry Christmas and a special happy Chanukah to all,

Toujours Pret


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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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