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Burton N. Skelton joined Jesse Kelley's group

Border Patrol

Many of us experienced a unique part of history patrolling the East German & Czechoslovakian Borders during the Cold war. Share those stories here with those who served on the border.See More
Feb 13, 2013
Burton N. Skelton left a comment for Jeff S. Nolan
"hey Nolan, this is Skelton (skull doctor or skully for shot) How you been bro? I hope good. Give me holler sometime. See if I can find ya on FB. I found Britcher, Conn and Sgt. Malone. Talk to ya later bro Burt"
Feb 13, 2013
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For those who served in Bamberg.
Feb 13, 2013
Burton N. Skelton joined Keith Froebel's group

Desert Storm

A Group for the Troopers of Desert Storm/Shield/Sabre
Feb 13, 2013
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Burton N. Skelton
"Toujours Pret Burton The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (HTML and format friendly), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the always busy Oldtimers club). Also links for “2nd Cavalry Assn.” News…"
Feb 11, 2013
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Feb 11, 2013

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
63D10H8 Field Artillery Systems Mechanic/ Recovery Specialist. A greasy wrench puller on some worn out Howitzers.
What was your rank/title?
E4/ Corparal
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1989 to 1992
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Chief mechanic for the Battery. Days full of hard work and long nights whether it was pulling wrenches or slamming beers. Vacation sites included Graf, Hoinfields, Wildflicken or the resort town of Coburg for a fine retreat at Camp Harris. LOL That was actually the best days of my life. Those memories will forever be in my mind and heart as vivid as yesterday.
Phone number (Optional).
901 834 4816
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Michael Conn, Keith Britcher, Mark Malone and Dave Holcomb


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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