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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Trp, 1st Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Christensen Barracks (The Rock), Bindlach, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
(P)11E20R8 M551A1 Sheridan driver
(S) 95B20 Military Policeman
What was your rank/title?
E-3, E-2, E-3
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Jan 1974-Feb 1975
Tell us a little about your cav days.
If I told you, I'd have to kill you. You wouldn't believe me anyway.
Tell us a little about you now.
Still the same crazy bastard I was back then, just a lot slower and a little meaner.
Do you have a web site?
http://home.comcast.net/~deddygetty2/
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Lester Paul (found; he's deceased), Harry Watt (found), Paul Garcia (found; he's deceased), Dan "Mac" MacDonald (found; he's deceased), Marty Banning (found here), William "Tiny" Hayden (found here), Marty Buss and the rest of the party room at the end of the hall.

1LT Andy Stilley (found in Texas but lost again), 1SG Jack Miller (found here), CPT (Ret. COL) Tom Molino (found here), SSG Ken Webb, SGT Jim Cain (found here), SSG Rick "Butch" Cassidy (found here), SGT Brian Conlon (found here), SGT Donley French and SGT Dennis French (twins), Dennis Fullerton, Jerome Hess (found here), Scott Hippe (found here), SGT Larry Kissel (found here), PVT Mike Paige, SP/4 Brian Parten (found here), SGT Bob Ryan (found here), SGT Rick Reames (found here), SP/4 Cary Ley (found here), LT Jim Mitchell (found here)...I know there are several more I missed and more that are already here, but the mind gets foggy.

This was probably the last thing SSG Brow saw before I hit him with a flying tackle and put out his flames just past the first hour of July 25, 1974.  I think I must have still had this same expression as I ran away from C15 just seconds before it blew up.

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At 11:26pm on August 12, 2019, Dan Mathews said…

What happened to you on FB? People are wondering.

At 11:21pm on August 12, 2019, Dan Mathews said…

At 2:24pm on August 6, 2019, Rafael Pabon said…

I know that you will take care quick and with Cavalry razor edge. Thank you and GOD Bless from Virginia USA!!

At 1:42pm on August 5, 2019, Rafael Pabon said…

Hello Dave, I just got an e-mail from former C Troop 1SG, CSM (Ret) Ned Devereaux, informing me that former 2d ACR RCSM Terry Trobough passed away in Manhattan, KS. CSM (Ret) Terry Trobough (August 17, 1941 - August 03, 2019)  RIP

At 11:01am on July 28, 2019, Alexander Stark said…

Many thanks just looking for someone who knows where he lives

At 9:33am on July 28, 2019, Alexander Stark said…

Hello, you said you leave 1975, i have a troop photo from my dad, william smith 1975 do you know him?received_674179226381825.jpeg

All the way down 5 from left

At 6:02pm on May 9, 2019, Alex Connolly said…

Thanks Dave. He and I ran the border shop up at Reed before we left.

At 5:58pm on May 9, 2019, Alex Connolly said…

Wow. He hasn't aged at all. At the age of 25 he looked 50

At 2:59pm on May 9, 2019, Alex Connolly said…

Hmph. OK, well it's been this long... Thanks for leaving them notes, if you're friendly with Rick Martin the mechanic, tell him to check his board. :)  I don't do Facebook, too many ex wives out there.

At 12:53pm on May 9, 2019, Alex Connolly said…

Thanks Dave, I appreciate it. Thanks for the welcome!

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Dave Gettman commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"Andy, I've been a life member of the American Legion ever since they helped me get my 100% disability rating 21 years ago."
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Dave Gettman commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"58kmh, it's probably as fast as your Eldo too. Hahahahaha!!!!!!"
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Dave Gettman commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Joe, I guess that thing hauled ass with those twin Cadillac engines."
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Dave Gettman replied to Jeff Jarriel's discussion Since you asked... in the group Oldtimers
"Welcome to the Dragoon Base Oldtimers group, Jeff. I've done quite a bit of studying on the border mission between 1945 and 1984, and served on the border myself out of Camps Gates and Pitman 1974-75 with 2ACR, but had never heard of 1/1 Cav on…"
Aug 15
Dave Gettman commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
"Edward, a good book about the 2d Cav's last days as horse cavalry is F TROOP, THE REAL ONE - AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF TROOPER JAMES V. MORRISON."
Aug 15
Dave Gettman commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"No idea Frank, but now I know a little more about why I was booted off in the first place. Seems our 2d Cavalry Association president is an identity theft victim of international infamy. They call him "The Face of Military Romance…"
Aug 14
Dave Gettman left a comment for Dan Mathews
"Dan, Bryan Denny was 3d Squadron commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is currently president of the 2d Cavalry Association. He and I have been good friends and drinking buddies for several years. This is when we brought WW II MIA Fred Ashley home…"
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Dave Gettman commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Chief, the Sheridan's were 152mm. Rock-n-roll when you pulled the trigger. M-60's were 60+/- tons with a 105mm. M-551's were 17 tons with a 152mm. M-60's were just smokey and loud when you shot 'em. The Sheridan jumped and…"
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Following is a listing of 2d Dragoon websites on the internet.



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Posted on November 21, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

2D CAVALRY MUSEUM UPDATE

For the twisted few of you out there like me who have lost anal retention over the closing of the 2d Cavalry's Reed Museum in 2006, I have some good news. Things are finally moving forward towards getting the "Reed" opened up again in Vilseck, Germany, after being in limbo for three years.



The Regiment has a building at their home on Rose Barracks in Vilseck…

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Posted on November 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Great loss to the 2nd Cavalry family

Don Stivers, one of the premiere artists in the world on the subject of US military history, and long time friend of the 2nd Cavalry, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2009, while undergoing a heart procedure.



Don painted numerous scenes depicting the 2d Dragoons over their 173 years of service, including:…



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Posted on November 7, 2009 at 1:35pm — 3 Comments

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Will we hit 700 members before the end of the week? Most likely! Way to go, Dragoons!!!

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