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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1/2 ACR Headquaters troop
Where were you stationed?
Camp Gates
What MOS or job description did you have?
26 B
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1978 - 1981
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Stationed at camp Gates as a radar repair and Teletype operator. Went down to Brand and had the local various beverages. Barracked in the Teletype Room all my tour.
Tell us a little about you now.
Working for the Federal Gov't as a Legal Adm Specialist (Probates), been working for Gov't Since 2005.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Private Frey, Specialist Halmbeck, Private Charlie, forgot the camp Sargents name, There were Six of use Permanent party there when i was there. Used to walk to marktredvit.

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At 1:49pm on November 9, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base Benny.

If you look in the video section, there are a bunch of short videos taken by one of our members walking through Camp Gates as it is now. I was only there once, when I first arrived in the 2d Cav Jan 1974. Spent the rest of my tours at Camp Pitman.

Quite the difference between the two camps, one in the middle of town and the other in the boonies!

At 1:17pm on November 9, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…


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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