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Herbert E. Marohn
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Headquarters Company, 2nd Armored Cav
Where were you stationed?
Main Base was in Bamberg. We did Recon out of Coburg.
What MOS or job description did you have?
Team Chief. Morse Code
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Trained at Fort George G. Meade Maryland. 2nd Cav in Feb.'58 was first unit of troops shipped out of Baltimore thru the Chesapeake Bay to Bremerhaven, Germany. On the way over on thr S.S. Maurice Rose, we were notified that the u.s.s.r. placed sputnik in orbit
Tell us a little about you now.
81 years old and retired from architectural metal fabrication business. Play the oldies but goodies(Sintra, Como etc, big bands-Ellington, Basie,Goodman, Miller etc, Brubeck, Shearing etc, all on the piano at Assisted living sites, anywhere a pianist is needed
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Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Bill Gordon, "Goldie" Goldbeck, Geoge Morgan

p.s. At my age, seven of my closest buddies have passed on, including my best man Jim Haney

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At 9:59am on January 15, 2016, Sigmund Fertig said…

Good morning Herbert, Welcome to Dragoon Base the Cav Troopers home. I also trained at Ft Meade, basic training with the unit then to Ft. Chaffee for Artillery Trng. Was on the USS Rose also, stationed in Bamberg Feb 58 to March 60 Howitzer Co. right down the road from you, spent time at Coburg also. Our company Cmdr, Capt. John Smith, XO, 1st Lt. James Worthy, 1st Sgt, Msgt James Cook. CW Operator also. There is also a Harold Goldstien on here that was there with us. I'll be 77 in March so I'm a little younger, live in Hemet, Ca. 951-663-7997


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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