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Gary L Rinker
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  • Tucson, AZ
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
A Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Where were you stationed?
"The Rock", Christensen Barracks, Bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
APC Driver, Radar Operator, Troop Clerk
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Dec. 1973 - Feb. 1976
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Some of the best times of my life. The men I served were some of the best I've ever met. I'm sure we all remember Graf and Reforger, as well as, camps Pitman and Gates.
Tell us a little about you now.
I'm retired, living in Tucson, AZ. I enjoy spending time with my son and his family.

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At 11:02am on May 6, 2018, Shannon Ryan said…

Welcome back to the Cavalry Gary.  Have fun looking around you just might find some old friends or make some new ones.

At 2:54pm on May 5, 2018, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base, Gary. I was C Trp 1974-75, so we probably crossed paths.

If you ever run into a guy named Mike (Shaggy) Shusta in Tucson, kick him in the nuts and say it is from his friend "Twanger".


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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