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Charles Barham left a comment for Ellen Ponder
"Hey Ellen, Hope you are well. My name is Chuck Barham and I was assigned to 1st HOW, worked mostly for Skip Hall. I still stay in touch with Debbie Spohn a couple of times a year. Hope you have a great 2023! Best - Chuck"
Jan 6

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Trp. 1/2 ACR - Bindlach, Germany
Where were you stationed?
Ft. Knox, Wildflecken, Fulda, Bindlach & Ft. Huachuca
What MOS or job description did you have?
I was truly honored to be the First Lady of Charlie Troop Wives. My husband Steve Ponder was troop commander in early 1980's.
What was your rank/title?
LOL - family motivator while husbands were on border, Reforger, Gunnery, etc. Currier of marks, food, clean BDU's to the border.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
around 1982 - 1985
Tell us a little about your cav days.
LOVED troop wives. Provided support to wives when possible. Organized meetings and activities to keep morale up while troop was on the border, Reforger, gunnery, etc. Organized welcome home rallies at the rail head / motor pool when troop returned home.Organized trips for families to visit the troop on the border. Previously, I was the Director of Dependent Youth Activities while we were assigned to Wildflecken and I commuted back to Wildflecken when we transferred to Fulda A Trp 1/11th ACR. Continued working for Morale Support in Bindlach as the Recreation Center Director.
Tell us a little about you now.
Education Specialist at Ft. Huachuca, AZ and Ft. Ritchie, MD. Assisted soldiers assigned to the President while he was at Camp David. Supported units assigned to Site R, underground signal command. Congress decided to close our post. I was offered Ed Specialist position in Fulda Germany. Decided to "retire early". Sure seems strange after all the military years to be settled in one place. I still get the urge to move every three years. LOL
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
God dearly bless all the soldiers and families assigned to the 2nd Cav. You have been in my thoughts and prayers all through the war years. The Cav will always be my family. Toujours Prêt

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At 10:55am on January 6, 2023, Charles Barham said…

Hey Ellen,

Hope you are well. My name is Chuck Barham and I was assigned to 1st HOW, worked mostly for Skip Hall. I still stay in touch with Debbie Spohn a couple of times a year. Hope you have a great 2023!

Best - Chuck

At 4:14pm on November 16, 2012, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Happy Birthday Ellen. Birthdays seem to come along much much quicker than they used to. Take time to do something OUTRAGEOUS today. Its' your day. God Bless.

At 2:50pm on November 16, 2012, Dennis K. Hansen said…

Happy Birthday..... Hope you have a great day...

At 7:20am on August 30, 2012, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Things would have turned out a lot different with me if there was a First Lady of C Troop when I had some problems in the last few months of my tour. I got married to my high school sweetheart on leave and she joined me in my last year. I thought I would have a career in the Army, but things changed drastically with her there. So, you did a good thing getting involved with the guys and their families. Thanks for your service. 

At 11:06pm on August 29, 2012, Dennis K. Hansen said…

Ellen, also wanted to add to my welcome, a thankyou to you and your husband  for your srevice to this country,...

At 9:57pm on August 29, 2012, Dennis K. Hansen said…

welcome to the base , Iwas w/3/2ACR at pPond Barracks 72-73, Amberg  glad to see you on here 2nd Cav is trully a family, welcome Toujours Pret

At 8:01pm on August 29, 2012, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

First Lady of C Troop. Never head that. I like it. Welcome to the Base Ellen. Glad to have another Lady on board. I was in C Troop in 75-78. You should join the C Troop Group too.

At 1:54pm on August 29, 2012, Floyd M. Dyer said…

Ellen my name is Floyd Dyer I served with Cpt. Ponder in Regimental operations in 85-86. Please have him contact me at 512-966-9260

At 1:23pm on August 22, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…



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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