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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT, 2/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
71D20 - Legal Specialist
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Sole squadron legal specialist - those reprimands and Article 15s were typed by me. I can still remember trying to work in an office with my MOP suit on. Loved Bamberg and 2/2 ACR.
Tell us a little about you now.
Manage recycling economic development grant programs for State of Illinois. Married, two kids,

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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