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Bob Ryan
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  • Worcester, MA
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Matt Vitkevich joined Bob Ryan's group
Nov 23, 2015
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Nov 11, 2015
mike flewelling commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"The prize is winner cuts me out a stencil with the name. Comanche Charlie is a lot to cut out.  If I am cutting it  was thinking something short like Chaos or Charlie"
Sep 3, 2015
Rafael Pabon commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"BINGO!!!  We have a Winner! What's the prize? Comanche Charlie it is."
Sep 3, 2015
Dave Gettman commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"I like Comanche Charlie, Mike. Comanche Troop is the modern nomenclature, and Charlie Troop the old. Besides, Comanche Charlie sounds like one crazy SOB!"
Sep 2, 2015
Rafael Pabon commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"Sounds good Mike, here are few others: Coax Concubine; Cojones; Centurion Chief; Camp & Castle"
Sep 2, 2015
Eric Maley commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"I'd stick with the "C's" if I were you..."
Sep 2, 2015
mike flewelling commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"I like Comanche Charlie My wife seems to like the name Hubbies Hummer to go along with our  deuce named Ma's Deuce  but I cant seem to get my head around that one."
Sep 2, 2015

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Troop
Where were you stationed?
The Rock
What MOS or job description did you have?
Inf, Scout
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?

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At 4:55pm on February 24, 2010, Jeffrey C Havens said…
Hi Bob, Igot to the Rock during the change over also 72-74 I was a mech in Atrp.Hard to keep those 114s running!!
At 6:07pm on July 2, 2009, Dave Gettman said…
Gettin' a little grey around the edges there, Bob! Hope life is treating you well, brother.
At 8:39pm on November 22, 2008, Robb Russell said…
Nice photos.

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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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