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gary schmidt left a comment for Albert Burns
"yea...was terrible"
Feb 10
gary schmidt left a comment for Albert Burns
"Thanks Albert I didnt remember it very vividly...but I remember it was a bad accident and also hearing about the wives...terrible..."
Apr 28, 2018
Albert Burns left a comment for Ernest Whitworth
"I also wondered what happened to him. He was my platoon SGT. in 78-79 in 1st. Platoon A-Troop.  Pretty tough character when he was a SFC. He was from Texas, and his real name was Jimmy Collins, but they nicknamed him Dust Off, but shortened to…"
Apr 14, 2018
Albert Burns left a comment for gary schmidt
"I remember both of those accidents. I also remember the people involved, just not their names right now. The M-60 antennae accident was on a road march, he was told to pull it down when they noticed the power line, it was very ugly, basically…"
Apr 14, 2018
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For those who served at Christensen Barracks.
Apr 14, 2018

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1st. Platoon 1/2ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach West Germany , The Rock
What MOS or job description did you have?
11 Delta 10 / 19 Delta 10 Armored Recon. Specialist
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
We were a Border Patrol unit stationed in the Tri-Zone Point, and worked out of Camp Gates and Camp Pittman. Also did patrols with the German Zoll, or Customs, and Ski Patrols with the BGS along both the East German, and Czech. borders.
Tell us a little about you now.
Originally from Merritt Island Florida, transplanted to Upstate New York. Married with teenage kids,and operate a Nuisance Wildlife Removal Company in the local area.
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Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Jeff Schmidt from Washington, Paul Broadhagen from Knottsberry Farms Calif. and my old Cajun friend Tim"Bootie" Mathis from Bayou L'ourse LA.

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At 8:27pm on February 10, 2019, gary schmidt said…
yea...was terrible
At 6:08pm on April 28, 2018, gary schmidt said…

Thanks Albert I didnt remember it very vividly...but I remember it was a bad accident and also hearing about the wives...terrible...

At 9:26am on April 3, 2013, Robb Russell said…

Welcome Albert one of the moderators Gene Beck is also a WCO in GA.. He was C Troop, 1st plt., C17  75-78 http://dragoonbase.com/profile/EdwardGeneBeck

At 5:55pm on February 22, 2013, Jesse Kelley said…


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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