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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Air Cav Trp ,2d ACR
Where were you stationed?
Merrill Baracks Nurnberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
June 71 Jan 72 April 74-May 75
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Can tell you it is possible to roll over a VW Bug at 30 mph in a straight away. 2 of the 3 walked away, the third was flown to the hospital by our own ..This was payday sept 30 th 71 joe's neck was broken he spent a few months in the hospital before he was shipped to DC were he spent 9 months in rehab. now he's somewhere in Tenn. My thought are always with you joe..
Tell us a little about you now.
After 40 yrs of driving trucks . the pesticide's from nam have caught up to me enough that it's time to relax's and smell the roses..Run in Beagle field trails fish and hunt..
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Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Both David and joe that I was in the car with..Pat And St.john Shorty,wife and his brother ..Joe and Roy Sutton my pinnacle partners.

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At 9:07pm on February 22, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Yeah, it's too bad it took people so damn long to realize what you folks did for them (us) back then. Thankfully my out-going bird set down in Frankfurt and I avoided that whole mess.

When I got to Bindlach from Hanau, the gate guard though I said Hanoi and had me locked down for a bit until things got straightened out.

At 5:01pm on February 17, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome home from 'Nam, Bruce.

Toujours Pret!

At 4:42pm on February 17, 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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