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David M. Ginsberg
  • 90, Male
  • Germantown, TN
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Medical Detachment, H&HQ Co.
2d Battalion
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg, Germany
Ft. Meade, MD
What MOS or job description did you have?
Battalion Medical Officer
What was your rank/title?
1LT; now LTC (Retired)
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Constabulary; Border Patrol Coburg/Kronach; Field operations and training Grafenwoehr; 1st Operation Gyroscope Bamberg to Ft. Meade(August 1955)
Tell us a little about you now.
After 2d Cav, various assignments, including Univ. of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Lab for MS and PhD degrees. Assigned Medical R&D CMD. Retired in grade LTC at Presidio of San Francisco, July 1, 1971. Since 1973 in the Memphis area, including nine years as SCUBA instructor at The Dive Shop.
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Most are now Troopers in the Sky; I'd rather they did not find me just yet. But anyone still able to Hit the Leather and Ride, with or without a cane, and able to remember me, can give me a call.

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Disabled Vets and what our President thinks of us.

The earlier blog post with the title "Disabled Vets and what our President thinks of us." is based on false information. The quote that Ramon D. Mireles attributed to President Obama was created by comedian Jon Stewart on Comedy Central, and the words were NEVER UTTERED by Our President and Commander-in-Chief.  Ramon should have checked his sources before posting this politically… Continue

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 6:34pm — 4 Comments

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At 5:51pm on July 28, 2011, Wayne Dixon said…
Hello David, Sorry I won't be attending the reunion in San Antonio, my wife just had major surgery and will be down thru September at least.  I sure would have loved to have made it. I'll try to get some of the photos.
At 1:49pm on June 21, 2011, Wayne Dixon said…

Hello David..  I was in the Constabulary from 49 - 52.  Started in Sonthofen was redesignated 517th FA, in Sonthofen and moved to Wetzlar in 49.


We are having our National Reunion for the Constabulary in San Antonio  in September.

Which constabulary unit were you with?

At 10:08am on June 18, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Books arrived safe and sound yesterday. Can't thank you enough!

I see you joined the old timers group. Those guys really burn up the keyboards sometimes. Hope you can keep up. Looking forward to your participation.

Always Ready, Sir!

At 10:57pm on June 17, 2011, Dave Gettman said…


Glad to see someone has finally drawn you out and gotten you commenting again.

My dad, then CWO2 Henry Gettman, was Motors Officer with Hq & Hq Co, 1st Battalion, in Bindlach from 1953-55.

At 4:00pm on January 20, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…

Hey David,

Tacoma Dave Gettman, would be the person to contact about the yearbook!!!

At 1:30pm on January 18, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 5:34am on January 18, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 2:43am on January 17, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
Sorry Sir, I must have missed you, on the day that you had joined.
This is the greeting that I send to all new members, just had to make sure that you got one.
At 2:41am on January 17, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret David,

Welcome Sir, to the DragoonBase, the new
Base here at Ning.com, has plenty of
updated features(similar to MySpace),
lots of sub-groups,
(Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc),
and links for “2nd Cavalry Assn.”
News and History Centers.

Robb Russell has posted some tips for
navigating the site(ie,photos,links,ect)
in the Forum.

Please feel free to stop by and read the
latest “Tacoma Dave's ‘Triva Quiz’”,
you can learn some 2nd Cav history,
and you could even, win a kool prize.

If you need any help, you may contact
Robb Russell, 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 is to,
‘Keep it clean’.
Use your real name and picture,
(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, where to find the DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base,
and for your Service and Dedication,
to Our Great Country.

Jesse Kelley
F Troop 2/2ACR
At 7:53pm on January 31, 2009, Danny Wright said…
That's a deal! Send Good Luck wishes to your wife and call on me if I can help in any way. If I can do it, I will.

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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