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Comment by marc p mcleskey on August 12, 2017 at 9:41pm

they were on GSR security I was out that night looking also

Comment by Harry Race on January 24, 2014 at 8:35pm

I also remember this. I don't remember what duty I was on but was a friend of Hicks. I think he was scheduled to go on leave a few months after this to get married. 

Comment by Thom Knott on May 27, 2010 at 11:24am
This was a bad day indeed, I remember it well. I was on reaction force or ran the next patrol, I cant remember clearly I just remember being up all nite as we were trying to find the patrol, it was cold and the snow was blowing hard that nite, it was a tragedy. I saw this last nite before going to bed and it was hard to sleep remembering those poor guys. Its memorial day weekend and I will say a prayer to these three.
Comment by Dave Kyle on May 19, 2010 at 8:50pm
I was mainly RF but at Reed I did manage to go out on one patrol. We were out in a forest somewhere and the drivers stayed behind as the patrol hiked up the mountain. There was a Man diesel truck at the bottom, and I was amazed that we had to walk when they couldnt get that truck up there. Anyway, somewhere on that patrol I remember seeing this monument, but I dont remember any discussion on it. There was a resort or restaurant, something, at the top, right close to the border trace. Westover might have some info on it.
Comment by howard maxwell tritt on May 12, 2010 at 9:29am
Wasn't Baldwin actually assigned to HHT or some other rear echelon detail within the troop. If I remember correctly, it was his first & only border tour. I do remember his wife being spooked before he even left because of the baby.
Comment by carl kreitzer on March 30, 2010 at 4:23pm
I can recall one of the troopers wife coming on post screaming and crying,at that point we didnt know what was going on.We found out soon though.It was sad.
Comment by Marc Jones on March 30, 2010 at 2:47pm
i remember when that happened. what a tragedy. and something as simple as a frikkin hard top on the jeep could have prevented it. i was certain we would get them after that, but even then, after 3 troopers lost their lives, we still didn't get the hard tops.
Comment by Jeff Harrington on March 21, 2010 at 2:46pm
It was actually in Camp Reed sectors. It was a night patrol, heavy snow and cold. I had worked the day ops shift that day. That night they were classified as a "Loss of Commo" I think it was around 0100 -0200 when it happened. Per the BOSOP, reaction force was blow out, and the CO (Cruz) was alerted. Also, the XO (Can't remember his name) was at Reed. Capt Cruz, myself, the XO and his driver (SP/4 Jeff Wittenburg), along with RF went looking for them. Unfortunately, they had been calling checkpoints while stationary (It was a very cold night and blizzard conditions), so, we really had no last known POC, they were not at their last called CP. Wittenburg and the XO ended up finding them on the side of a road. Capt Cruz and I got there just as CID were arriving. Wittenburg, searched all three of the guys and gathered up the sensitive items, CEOI's etc... That bothered Wittenburg for sometime. I wish I could remember where it is guys, the monument is at the place they died. The troopers were PFC Shaun Hicks, SP/4 Baldwin, SGT Roy McCoy. Baldwin had a newborn daughter when this happened, I think she was only a couple of months old.
Comment by robert whipple on March 21, 2010 at 2:21pm
Not sure where it was, it was in camp may area i believe, uup in the ski resort areas, Ask Col. Byrd he might know, It was before his time but he probably went there. jeff harrinton took the pic, He was Capt. Cruz driver.
Comment by Dave Gettman on March 21, 2010 at 9:47am
Thanks Robert. Where is it located?

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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.


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