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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd Recon. Squadron, 2nd Armored Cav
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
Troop Clerk
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1966 to 1967
Tell us a little about your cav days.
They were wonderlful. We were all friends. We worked hard and we played hard. The food was great. The beer was super. And, service to country was unparalled.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired. Was a teacher most of my working years. Two kids. Live in CT.
Phone number (Optional).
203 808 1100
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Sgt. Myers (cook)
Ivars Groudin

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At 11:09pm on March 7, 2013, Frank Joseph McCollough said…

Oops, meant 3d Battalion

At 11:08pm on March 7, 2013, Frank Joseph McCollough said…

I think I may have prededed you in Amberg by about 10 years.  I was with the 2d Battalion (that,s what we called them the plus Companies instead of Troops).  from 1952 to 1955 and later in Fort Meade - 5 1/2 years total - I was in G,H,,Hq and Howitzer Companies.  I really enjoyed my days in Amberg  and many times wish I could relive them - or maybe just wish I was young again.  Thank for the note 

At 11:30pm on January 11, 2013, Joseph Halter said…

I´ve been working at Siemens for almost 24 years. No I´m not a German citizen, I´ve kept my American citizenship. Our weather has been in the mid 30´s this past week.

At 10:10am on January 11, 2013, Joseph Halter said…

Yes I did-

At 2:32pm on January 10, 2013, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…

Dave,I do not recall that place.Used to go to ROMA., RING CAFE,and the WEIN STUBB,and SANDROS..The last time my wife and I went back was 2002.Looked anound,the old barracks,all changed and the 2 apartments that we lived in .One downtown and one in Gailoh.

At 7:22am on January 10, 2013, Harry Warner said…
Just go to your "page." You'll find all comments to you.
At 10:38pm on January 9, 2013, Harry Warner said…
Please see my note to you.
At 3:06pm on January 9, 2013, Alan Ralsky said…

It was a great growing up experience, for me and more than that I enjoyed that time. Yes I have been back many many times.  I married my wife there over 46 yrs ago.  I did not stay in the Army but skills I picked up while in the Army  stayed with me my entire life.

Yes I still live in Michigan..    

At 11:07am on January 9, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome, trooper!

At 8:16am on January 9, 2013, Alan Ralsky said…

I was there from 64 -67 I was a troop clerk at K troop 64-65 what a small world. 

Great times were had there ..


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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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