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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
2nd Plt., B-Troop, 1/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach "the Rock"
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
Sgt. E-5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
June 1976 to January 1979
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Some of the best days on my life. We worked hard and played hard. The border duty gave us a perspective many never grasped. How can I forget Graf, snow, beer, and some of the craziest fellows I had the great fortune to know!
Tell us a little about you now.
BS in Geological Engineering. U of A 1985. Worked in mining, civil consulting, contaminated soil and groundwater cleanup. Now I am with the Arizona Department of Transportation in Utility & Railroad Engineering. Married with two children. My son starts college this year (Fall 2011) and also is going into Army ROTC. My Daughter is a HS Sophomore and will be the next great music sensation, or President - she hasn't made up her mind.

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At 3:16pm on September 10, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 7:40pm on June 7, 2011, steven benes said…

Hay whats up thats me arrow head remember why I did it look me up on f.b.



At 8:23am on June 6, 2011, jim wright said…
you no im not sure, i no bob and karl , mark hendron and lopez were in the plt, david smith. herniak. bob gieger. sgt green . . i drove for the first sgt,  you have a photo, it mite help this old memory. i have been looking for ben hamilton and the others i mentioned . do you have any idea. sgt  meyers was my first plt sgt. sfc ewing, you were in mortors. steve benes is in here on dragoon base. i was in that bunch of cruits, lol
At 6:06pm on May 24, 2011, Scott Dreier said…
I should know you
At 4:09pm on May 15, 2011, Paul J. Parker said…


Yes, it was that long ago.  I ETS'd in Jan of '80 from Ft. Benning - PSG of the Scout Plt in an Infantry Combat Support Co.  What Fun !  The Grunts had no idea what to do with us.

I have not been having any luck finding any more photos to post, but if I find 'em I'll post 'em.  I recognized most of the names in your post, but would have been hard pressed to come up with them myself.

My son is out of college, married, and has 2 little girls - 4 1/2 and 1 yrs, so I am officially a granddad.  Does not seem possible, but it is.

It was great to hear from you!!!!




At 12:45am on April 20, 2011, Paul J. Parker said…


Are you the same Stanford that got pulled out of mortars to load for me and Mark DeRuyter on B-24 "Bucket O' Bolts" for annual gunnery at Graf ?


Paul Parker


At 1:51pm on September 10, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 12:23pm on October 18, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Eric,
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


Colonels of the Regiment

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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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