Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.

  • 61, Male
  • Sanford, FL
  • United States


  • Mark A. Atterson
  • Thom Sudol
  • Doug Ford
  • Michael Wayne Roberts
  • Edward (Gene) Beck




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Gary L Rinker left a comment for EDWARD ADAMS
"Hello, my name is Gary Rinker.  I was in A Troop, 1st of the 2nd. from Dec. 1973 to Feb. 1976.  I was a Radar Operator at both Gates and Pittman.  I didn't know you, but it's still good to hear about people I still think of…"
May 5, 2018
EDWARD ADAMS received a gift from Cody Hampton
Oct 19, 2017

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
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.
The usual, Grafenwohr for gunnery tables ( Qualified on D-35 with Jesse O. Davila as Driver, Brian Hanley as Gunner, Danny Beal as T.C., and I was Loader. Never more proud when Capt . Bird Handed me my Qualified patch. Reforger 75, and lots of FTXs and plenty of rotations to different Border camps.
Tell us a little about you now.
Medically retired now, after having a stroke, but this Dragoon is not down yet.
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.


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At 2:33pm on May 5, 2018, Gary L Rinker said…

Hello, my name is Gary Rinker.  I was in A Troop, 1st of the 2nd. from Dec. 1973 to Feb. 1976.  I was a Radar Operator at both Gates and Pittman.  I didn't know you, but it's still good to hear about people I still think of as friends.  I hope you are well.  Gary

At 8:38am on October 19, 2017, Cody Hampton gave EDWARD ADAMS a gift
At 10:44am on April 14, 2014, Mark A. Atterson gave EDWARD ADAMS a gift
Hi Ed. How have you been all these years?
At 11:06pm on March 25, 2014, Mark A. Atterson said…

Hello Ed. This is Mark Atterson!! How have you been my old friend? It has been almost 40-years brother. I looked at the pictures you have posted. I will be posting some of us and what I have of the 2nd ACR 'daze!' I hope to hear from you soon.

At 2:38am on August 13, 2013, Cody Hampton gave EDWARD ADAMS a gift
At 8:20pm on April 24, 2013, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Hate to hear about the stroke. I am in reasonably good health except for my memory, My short term memory is truly short term. You do have some photos og Gates. I remember the one story buildings. I spent more time at Pittman than Gates for whatever reason. The German Barracks were across the road from the Pittman main gate. Those were my best memories,and even though I didn't realize it at the time, the best years of my life. Pathetic, but true.

At 5:38pm on April 24, 2013, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Edward, photos you have are at Camp Pittman, Brother. Gates was out in the woods. Great photos.

At 11:10pm on April 21, 2013, Dave Gettman said…
As it stands now, I don't think you can delete them. The network is going through an update and things are all goofed up right now. Nothing is working right and it is getting pretty frustrating.

Normally you would just have an "options" button you could click on to make changes to your photos, but it is missing.
At 10:59am on April 15, 2013, Doug Ford said…

Welcome back to Sanford... it's changed

At 3:43pm on April 14, 2013, Jesse Kelley said…

Ol Bill gif lg
Toujours Pret Edward

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plenty of updated features
(HTML and format friendly), lots of sub-groups,
(Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the
always busy Oldtimers club).
Also links for “2nd Cavalry Assn.”
News and History Centers.

Robb Russell has posted some tips for
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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.

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Use your real name and picture,
(pix from back in the day,work best
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Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base,
and for your Service and Dedication,
to Our Great Country.

Jesse Kelley
F Troop 2/2ACR


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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