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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1/2 ACR C troop & HHT 1/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Christensen Barracks outside Bindlach, Camp Gates, Camp Pitman
What MOS or job description did you have?
19D20 Scout, Border Operations NCO,
Combat Intelligence Specialist
What was your rank/title?
SGT E-5 Border Operations NCO
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Interesting times, started out as a loader on a Sheridan Tank a piece of GM shit engineering, moved up to troop Armorer with C troop. After almost a year moved into Border Operations with HQ Troop. Enjoyed my travel time in Europe with all my leave and weekends off. Do not miss the cold weather!
Tell us a little about you now.
Returned to college completing a degree in B.S. Accounting at WGUW. Married and been with same wife since 1984. Live in NE Washington State with Columbia River lakefront, reminds me of the Rock but higher mountain elevations and more trees.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Carlos Perez, SSG Grisby,

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At 9:12pm on January 17, 2012, Michael Carlucci said…

Toujours Pret .....I too am in Washington State (Puyallup) fixing to have about 10" of snow dumped on us....if the weather forecaster is to be believed....worse in "History" according to the reports. Just saw you were in Washington and wanted to say hello. Hope you have a great week and all is well with you and the Family.  God bless and keep you safe and strong in the "GOOD FIGHT"...........  

Best Regards,

Mike Carlucci


At 2:39am on December 30, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Seriously? Kettle Falls? Guess i just missed you in C Troop. I left in February 1975.

Tacoma Dave

At 6:54pm on December 29, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…

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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