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

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1, 2017.

Troop Ships 43 Replies

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Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

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Comment by James F. Burgos on August 18, 2009 at 9:54am
Yeah, Robert. My mother-in-law, who is 80, quit the AARP because, as soon as she joined, she was bombarded with mailers. Buy This, Buy That. From Insurance to dentures. I won't join. I get enough crap from Publishers Clearing House. Toujours Pret James
Comment by Robert D King on August 18, 2009 at 9:44am
YUP, Thank you AARP, they have an amazing data base. They are planting seeds for your future needs. (NOT)
Comment by James F. Burgos on August 18, 2009 at 9:38am
Hey guys, has anyone else had this happen to them? I just turned 62 on Aug. 8 and two days later I got mail from 2 hearing aid stores and the Scooter Store ! ( you know, those powered wheelchairs ) What an insult ! I work part time driving Army Recruits to MEPS, swim, and lift weights. 62 ain't the end of the world. Sheeeeesh.
Comment by Robert D King on August 17, 2009 at 10:30pm
I arrived in country as an E-5 with just under 1 year in grade to find a company with only 2 E-7's and 1 was the cook. I was HQ Plt SGT, Training NCO and Motor SGTat the same time. Shortage of NCO's was an understatement!
Comment by michael t ward on August 17, 2009 at 8:00pm
Dam Im 52 I hit the rock at 17 went home at 20
still could not drink in my home town when I got home.
Comment by Robert D King on August 17, 2009 at 7:06pm
I think i'm old enough?
Ok guys, you ever see that 1952 M123AIC 10 ton Tractor at the 84th Engineer Co at Merrill Bks? I drove it from 75-77. At that time, it was 1 of 2 still in service, Army wide. The other 1 was accross the pond.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 17, 2009 at 2:52pm
Hello Ted, we have a few who was in the 2nd Cav. before us. But as for age there is only a few who beat us, I turned 77 here a few months back. I served two tours with the Cav. 59-61, 62-64. Same Troop and same job recon section leader, I Troop 3rd Sqd., 2nd Cav.
Comment by Jeff Stamper on August 17, 2009 at 12:40pm
Hey Ted!
Nice to see you!
Comment by James F. Burgos on August 17, 2009 at 10:47am
Hello, fellow " old " timers. I served with HHT, 3rd Sqdn. in Amberg from Jan. 1968 thru July 1969. I worked in the Head Shed on the 1st floor of the I Trp. Bldg. The Personnel office faced the Parade Ground and I could see the mess hall from the window. Things got kind of tense when the Russians invaded Czechoslovakia in ' 68. Still, it was a great assignment. Toujours Pret , James
Comment by Theodore S. Cohen on August 17, 2009 at 12:12am
Ted Cohen....thought I would throw my hat in the ring as am old timer///served with the 2bn 2ACR from June '55-Oct '60//will add more old timer stuff as I settle in////

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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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