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Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on April 15, 2010 at 4:29pm
I remember sittin' in Scotty Hodge's room,with The Wall blasting one Friday afternoon When it got to the part with the helicopter,guys were coming out of their rooms to see if buffalo Bob was makin' an appearance!
Comment by Dave Gettman on April 15, 2010 at 2:30pm
That be him, Steve-O, at the Association's 2007 reunion. It was the largest gathering of Colonels of the Regiment ever assembled, representing over 10% of all who had ever held that title.
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on April 15, 2010 at 12:09pm
That's Buffalo Bob Wagner next to him isn't it?
Comment by Dave Gettman on April 15, 2010 at 10:40am
You guys aren't talking about retired Lieutenant General Don Holder (right) are you, the 65th Colonel of the Regiment?

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

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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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