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Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

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Comment by Dave Hoque on February 15, 2010 at 8:50am
Ummm, well not quite as old as some Brothers over her...but I guess I'm home here too...79-81. No compters and no "Consideration for Others" classes for manditory training...I got a dose of tht just before I retired in 01. In fact...that made me retire!!!
Comment by Daniel J. Wroten on February 14, 2010 at 10:36pm
Thanks Harry, as a oldtimer in more ways then one, I am a little slow on this thing called a computer! LOL!
Comment by Harry Warner on February 14, 2010 at 10:26pm
Welcome Daniel,
Glad you found us.
Comment by Daniel J. Wroten on February 14, 2010 at 10:10pm
Hi, I was with D Troop 1st recon 2nd AC at the "ROCK" from 1961 to 1964 I was a 63C20 mechanic. would like to hear from anyone from that time frame.
Comment by Dave Gettman on February 13, 2010 at 10:58am
It's half a sheet of three-quarter inch marine plywood. Very heavy!
Comment by Dave Gettman on February 13, 2010 at 10:56am
My son, a furniture mover, brought it home from Ft. Lewis (now Joint Base Lewis-McChord) several months ago. A Major who had brought it back from Iraq gave it to him because he was tired of lugging it around!
Comment by Gregory Williams on February 13, 2010 at 10:48am
Thats a find Dave, I know we didn't call I troop Iron troop back in 1974-77
Comment by Dave Gettman on February 13, 2010 at 10:36am
For all you old IRON Troopers....just a little something I've got laying around in the garage.

Comment by James F. Burgos on February 13, 2010 at 9:45am
William, Rad. I worked on the first floor of the I Trp. bldg. in the head shed. Squadron Personnel, '68 & '69. What's wrong with being an " Old Timer " ? Remember those payroll deductions taken from your paycheck every week for over 40 years ? ? Now collect your Social Security and get it back ! Heh Heh Heh.
Comment by Greg Rad Radosin on February 13, 2010 at 8:27am
Welcome I trooper. Rad here, I trp 75-77

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Colonels of the Regiment

8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



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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