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Blase "Ski" Szwaczkowski is attending Dave Gettman's event

2015 Valley Forge Reunion at Valley Forge

October 1, 2015 to October 4, 2015
You are invited to the 2015 Reunion of the 2d Cavalry Association. In early October, we will gather in Valley Forge, PA to renew our relationships with old comrades and make new friends.We will open on Thursday the 1st of October with the opportunity for golf at a private club in the area. That afternoon we will register and enjoy a reception for all. Over the next two days you can tour historical Philadelphia and Valley Forge or be part of the QVC experience. All the while we will share our…See More
Sep 24, 2014
Blase "Ski" Szwaczkowski gave a gift to Gerald King
Jan 1, 2014
Blase "Ski" Szwaczkowski is attending Dave Gettman's event

2d Cavalry Association 2013 Reunion at Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center

October 3, 2013 at 5pm to October 6, 2013 at 12am
The 2013 Regimental Association Reunion will be held at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from Thursday, October 3, 2013 through Sunday, October 6, 2013.Please contact the Hotel directly for reservations. To make reservations at the special conference rate of $99 per night, please call 717-334-8121 or toll-free at 800-776-8349 and just let them know that you want to make a reservation for the 2d Cavalry Association Reunion.The AgendaWe built the agenda to…See More
Apr 20, 2013
Thomas Blaszkiewicz left a comment for Blase "Ski" Szwaczkowski
"SKI,welcome to the site was at Amberg 69-71.Hope you can find some old buddies.,try looking I have found quite a few since my time at Pond Barracks.Also your last  name is as bad as mine.!!!!!!"
Sep 4, 2011
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Blase "Ski" Szwaczkowski
"Toujours Pret Blase Welcome home Trooper. The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (similar to MySpace), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the always busy Oldtimers club). Also links for “2nd Cavalry…"
Sep 4, 2011
Blase "Ski" Szwaczkowski is now a member of Dragoon Base
Sep 4, 2011

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT Merrell Barracks
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
76E Teletypist in Commo
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Enjoyed every minute.Worked shift work all the time, never had to go to Graf.
Tell us a little about you now.
Married, work for Curtiss-Wright, an old subdivision of Westinghouse.
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Larry Quigley, Alex Ward, Mike Adair, Roy Parker


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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