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Del McCool
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  • Cedar Park, TX
  • United States

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Baughman Dec 11, 2011.


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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
G Troop 2/2 ACR
502nd MI, 2nd ACR
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
17k Ground Surv Radar
96R Ground Surv Radar
What was your rank/title?
E5 (P) / Sgt
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1979- 1981 G trp 2/2
1983- 1984 HHT 1/2
1985- 1986 502nd MI Co, 2nd ACR
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Rudy Sorenson, William Perkins, Chuck Bough, too many to name.

Spent a lot of time on the border at Camp Hof, (79-81) and later Camp Gates (83-86). As radar our mission was to watch the border, and play pop up targets at Hornsfels and Ammo duty at Graf. "If you aint Cav you aint shit"
Tell us a little about you now.
Spent 10 years in the Army followed by 14 more in law enforcement. Since 2000 I have been working in the computer industry as a Sr. Service manager for a computer MFG near Austin, TX.
Do you have a web site?
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Anyone who remembers Sgt. McCool from my 6 years in the 2nd ACR. Bamberg, Bindlach, or Nurenberg.

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At 5:24pm on October 5, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 3:05pm on October 5, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 6:42pm on April 25, 2010, Terry Lee Ashbaugh said…
I remember you clearly Jerry. But I'm not certain if we are speaking or not. ;-) I reclassed to 19D (finally) in 86 and spent quite a bit of time at Bragg.
At 12:14pm on March 14, 2010, Pete Occhialini said…
I was there also...Arrived for my 2nd tour with 2nd Sqdn in 79. Initially assigned to H Co. Got promoted to E-7 than took command of the 3 Plt of G Troop. I was the only enlisted line Plt Ldr in the Regt. SSG McIntosh was my tank section Ldr, SSG Barnhart was my Scout Section Ldr.
At 2:00pm on November 26, 2009, Julio E. Garcia Santana gave Del McCool a gift
Happy Thankagiving! I am Garcia We went together to Nurnberg! Write to "garciasantana@msn.com " or send Me Your Phone number I ´ll well Call You on Saturday!
At 2:00pm on October 5, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…
Happy Birthday Del

Wishing you many more!!!
From all of us at DragoonBase
At 12:22am on July 7, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Del,
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.
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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

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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.


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