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Cary E. Ley
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Troop. 1976 - 1980
Where were you stationed?
The Rock. Oh...which Rock? Bindlach. Christensen Barracks
What MOS or job description did you have?
Loader, Part time scout. Full time snowman during winter boarder tours.
What was your rank/title?
Sp/4. Surprised I made it that far. Always failed map tests.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Ask Gene. I tend to embellish. My times was no different than others...no heaters, exploding Sheridans and main gun rounds held together with tape.
Tell us a little about you now.
Service Coordinator, Konica-Minolta. Hobbies include designing and maintaining websites and magazines. Full-time passion? Freemasonry.
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Cary E. Ley's Blog

A Christmas Poem

Twas the night before Christmas

And all through the track

Not a creature was stirring

We'd all hit the rack.

Our web gear was hung

On the side with great care

Hoping our relief

Would soon be there.

Suddenly we saw

On the radar with fright

A blip heading from the East

With great height

Unable to raise Pittman (the batteries had froze)

We saw through the binos a shiny read…


Posted on December 22, 2015 at 11:10pm — 1 Comment

The Army Wears Berets?

What?  The Army now wears berets?  No shit.  Wonder where they got that idea from.

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 11:02pm

It Appears I'm Still Alive

Thanks for calling Gene.  Haven't been on here for years.  A very Merry Christmas and a semi sober New Year to everyone.  Me?  Working for JPMorgan Chase as a home equity loan auditor.  Downtown Phoenix, Arizona on the 23rd floor.  Some military, mostly civilian.  My trainer was a Marine and my AVP was Air Force.  Guess they needed someone from the Army to round it out.  No stress, easy job, good money.  I'd venture to say this is a good place to retire from.

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:59pm — 1 Comment

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At 3:51pm on June 6, 2014, Bobby Lynn Crockett said…

Howdy, Carey.  I'm the SGT 'Davey' Crockett from 1977 to 1980 time frame. If memory serves me right, you were seriously into collecting WWII German memorabilia. Weren't you also a film buff who showed home movies up at the Border? Hard to believe it has been over 30 years since we rummaged around the German countryside. Take care.


Toujours Pret!

At 10:03pm on April 15, 2013, Robert E. Reeves said…

hey Cary, Bob Reeves here.  Was in 3rd pattoon, Sgt Marrows group.  Good to see you on here,  Hope to chat sometime.


Colonels of the Regiment

9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



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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