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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
F troop 2/2nd ACR
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
31V Radio operator/mechanic
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Dec 1982 to June 1984
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Fun times with good friends. Worked in the motor pool. Spent time in the field in the M577. Never thought I would make a career out of the Army. I'll post some pictures when I find them.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired from the army in 2007 as a Major.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Greg (Wally Gator) Pennington

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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