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Greetings. I was writing about a time when an M60 tank squashed a citizens' Volkswagen big time.  The road marches went thru the city and towns with tanks and M114 scouts and assorted other devices…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gettman Oct 9, 2014.


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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
First Squadron Second Armored Cavalry, HQ, Communications.
Where were you stationed?
We were stationed at Bayreuth, (the Rock) up on the hill from the town of Bindlach (if my spelling remains correct after all these years) and we had M60's and 114's, I had a M577 with the radios and room to stand up in.
What MOS or job description did you have?
My job was 31B, radio mechanic.
What was your rank/title?
At the end Spec 5, supposedly equivalent to a buck sergeant.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
sep 69 till july 71
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Wow. A little? Those times in Germany all along the Border they were telling us we were the line of defense, with our ground radar and our 45 auto and banded ammunition. On the Border, at the radar sites, is the coldest I have ever in my life been. The snot in your nose froze. The water on your eyes froze. Yet if the commies were to bust through at that point, hey, I had my 1911. I could write a book
Tell us a little about you now.
Now I am a bitter retired American seeing things turn to sh*t around him. I (and a whole lot of other veterans) see our sacrifice as for nothing, wasted.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
John Meadows
Julius Paglia

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At 9:53am on August 9, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 6:10pm on June 14, 2011, Michael Wayne Roberts said…
Hello Dan, It was nice hearing from you.....take care, Mike
At 9:14am on May 15, 2011, Michael Wayne Roberts said…
Hello Dan, I too was at the Rock during your time... I was in the Head Quarters Troop S-2 section...  1968 -  1970.  Welcome to the Site... These Guy's have done a great Job  with this site....
At 4:01pm on May 13, 2011, Cosme Guzman-Torres said…
Daniel Try Facebook.if you can find your friends/
At 10:27am on May 13, 2011, Lawrence Stanley Snow(DUSTY)SSG said…
Will Daniel welcome Back to the Rock. I was with B Troop as a Supply sgt. from 1970 to 1972, also I worked part time at the EM Club . My Nick Name was Dusty.  Will Talk to you later  Lawrence S. (Dusty) Snow
At 11:39pm on May 12, 2011, Cosme Guzman-Torres said…
Welcome. I been in The Rock from 1068 thru 1970 at C Troop
At 11:06pm on May 12, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…


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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.


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