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Douglas E. Nash
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  • Dumfries, VA
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Troops
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Served in 2nd Platoon, C Troop as the loader for 1LT Jim Mitchell's M551, C26 "Calamity" for 7 months. CPT Tom Molino was our Troop CO. SP4 Dennis "Fatty" Fullerton was the gunner and PFC "Ski" Koslowski was the driver. During that tour of duty, we did two border tours and a Graf gunnery (May 1975), where our track recieved the highest score in the Squadron. My best buds were PFC Charles Reed and PFC Andy Milliken. Tour was cut short when I got accepted to the USMA Prep School.
Tell us a little about you now.
Am now retired Army after 32 years in uniform and work as a civil servant with the Marine Corps at Quantico.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
SP4 Dennis "Fatty" Fullerton
PFC "Ski" Koslowski
SP4 Charles Reed
PFC Andy Milliken
SGT "Cowboy" Wilkins
SFC Jack Miller (Plt Sgt)
SSG Olive (Infantry Squad)
SSG Schmidt (mortar track)
SSG Gainey (mortar track)
SGT Sarro
SGT Rodriguez
SGT Ream
SGT Malek
SP4 Johnny Goff
SP4 Diamond Jewell Swinton
PFC Premont

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At 1:13pm on July 25, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Damn Doug, starting to pile on the birthdays, aren't we? Mine is Friday.

Try not to over do it....there is always next year.

Toujours Pret!

At 8:45pm on April 17, 2012, Jerome Hess said…
Lost track of Fatty about 2 years after I got out, around 1977, we went to a wedding for one of the crew and that was the last I saw of him.

Regarding the ride in Graf, we are all lucky to be alive, should not have been driving that night.

Good to hear hope all is well and any pictures are always welcome, Dave Gettman has sent a few which really bring back some memories.

I still see Scott Hippe once a year or so, he still lives in Germany.

Take care
At 9:20am on July 26, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 2:28pm on July 26, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 12:06pm on December 3, 2009, Jack A. Miller said…
Doug, Saw your name on here and wanted to say a quick hello. MSG(Ret) Raymond Malec passed away a few years back and ISG(Ret) Paul Garcia, you can see the info posted in Fiddlers Green. I was First Sergeant when you were accepted to Warrant Officers School, alot of water under the bridge since then. Take care and when you have time drop a line or two. Top Miller
At 10:16am on December 3, 2009, gerald david said…
Thanks Doug. I too take pride in what we did. It's also satisfying to see one you thought was good one succeed.
Merry Christmas!
At 3:18pm on November 30, 2009, gerald david said…
Hi Doug,
Saw your list of names you'd like to hear from. I was a PL in Charlie 72-73. The name Sarro rings a bell. If it's the same guy (short, red haired as I recall), he was my driver or loader on my Sheridan. did you ever hear from him? Pretty sure I remember Sgt Rex as well. Time plays tricks on the memory. :)
Gerald David
At 9:50am on August 28, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Douglas,
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.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, 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, ‘Keep it clean’, use our Real names/with Pictures(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 the new DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,
Jesse Kelley

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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.


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