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GATES, JOHN P left a comment for sean mccarthy
"Sean, it's been a while, nice picture, are you the one in the white tee shirt?"
May 22, 2018
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"It's a little late reply but Howdy John! nice to hear from you!"
May 22, 2018

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd Squadron, I troop, 2nd platoon
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
Recon scout, loader, driver, gunner
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
71 to 74
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Loved Germany. Enjoyed the time spent on the border.
Tell us a little about you now.
Work for a vending company. Three adult kids, two married, no grandkids. Love to golf.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.

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At 1:14pm on May 22, 2018, sean mccarthy said…

It's a little late reply but Howdy John! nice to hear from you!

At 10:57am on April 19, 2017, bill rafferty said…

Now in fla.wicked pissa weather!!! Gotta get used to being retired.

At 10:39am on April 18, 2017, bill rafferty said…

Just retired4/8/17.Going to ft myers,fal. for a week today.No golf clubs but have a fishing trip chartere for friday

At 1:30pm on September 21, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

Happy Birthday John, and welcome to Dragoon Base!


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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