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Dave w. Handville
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Howizter Battery FIST
Where were you stationed?
Amberg Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
It was one of the best times of my life. We had a great time , we trained hard spent many a cold night in Graff and in Camp Rotz, on the Chezc border. Got stripes back State Side, All in all my time in the Army was really good for me.
Tell us a little about you now.
I am now 45 years old, in a very strong relationship with probably the best women in the world, Claudia. I have my own business as a Home Inspector in New Jersey where I live, since that is not paying the bills, I am a project manager for a small but busy HVAC contractor. I enjoy diving, motorcycles and just being outdoors.

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At 3:02pm on January 13, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 5:43am on January 13, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 1:58pm on December 17, 2009, Sigmund Fertig said…
Hey! Dave do they still have a Drag Strip in Hacketstown, ran there in the early 60's, lived in Kearny, N.j.
At 3:24pm on July 30, 2009, Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen said…
Yeah, I blaze away on this thing at a Smokin' 15- 20 wpm! BTW- Dave-HOT Enough For Ya?
At 9:54pm on July 27, 2009, carl kreitzer said…
Dave, I'm off this friday and saturday,I can meet you in stoudsburg any of those days.we can grab a coffee and catch up on the cav days.let me know.
At 10:30pm on July 24, 2009, carl kreitzer said…
Dave, cant remember where scott hare was from,or SSG.Desario,was desario's wife named patricia?remember ssg. Hammond,he had that goofy laugh.I saw your pics,where you on a cruise? we did our first cruise this year out of maryland on carnival cruis line,we had a blast.
At 7:51pm on July 24, 2009, Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen said…
Wow 1882? Damn- I thought I was OLD!! Great to have another 13 Fox around, being the red-headed stepchildren of the CAV. No one quite knew what to do with us, they already had Scouts,and FDC, but I had alot of memorable times,both good and bad,but the good far outweighed the bad, especially since I was CAV.
At 2:25pm on July 24, 2009, carl kreitzer said…
Hey Dave,It was good to talk to you.25 yrs., where the heck did the time go.
At 3:43am on July 24, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Dave,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site (ie,photos,links,ect) in the Forum.
Make sure you stop by and read the latest Tacoma Dave ‘Triva Quiz’, learn some 2nd Cav history and you can even win a kool prize.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, or any of the 5 admins listed at the top of the page, or just yell out, another member may be able to help you.
And our only wish, ‘Keep it clean’, use our Real names/with Pictures(pix from back in the day, work best for searching for Brothers, but any picture will do).
And that you please tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,
Jesse Kelley

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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