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Howard W. Degen
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1/2 acr Btrp.
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What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Nov. 1971-1974

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At 10:32pm on December 6, 2013, Charles Quentin Murphree said…

Isra Dawson?

At 6:19pm on December 6, 2013, Charles Quentin Murphree said…

Hodges!  SSG. Maxie Hodges

At 2:55pm on December 6, 2013, Charles Quentin Murphree said…

As we live this life that God allows us to live, thru His mercy & grace, we incur problems in this life. How we handle these problems can sometimes make or break us. Can make us better or break us to where, we don't change & die we could stand condemed before God on the day of judgement. From the doctrine of Jesus Christ we can partake of the plan of salvation & be saved. Sometimes though there are unfinished businneses to be taken care of.Sometimes people can't always connected(communications).Life is the best teacher there is, but alot of times,it's expensive.One thing I have learned from life is if you see someone who is drunk,high or impaired because of the use of alcohol or drugs & you see them doing something that can injur or hurt themselves,STOP'EM, IF YOU can grab'em & tell that person to stop what they'er doing or they will be hurt or worse, die.God doesn't want anyone to be hurt or die, & we are to TRY to be like God.

At 11:01pm on December 3, 2013, Charles Quentin Murphree said…

Hello Howard,  I hope you are doing well. IT has almost been a decade less than a half a century since we were over there & over there is no longer there. Wonder if Ekindorf is still over there? Let me hear from you. There are things I want to tell you & questions to ask. If you want, 300-3719. You'll find the 1st three.    Charley Murphree

At 8:00pm on November 1, 2012, robin g johnson said…

Howard,I love all the memories I remember we were at the border in the guard shack that was the first time, you all had me scared that someone was crossing!any way real nice to hear from you

At 1:04pm on May 26, 2012, Jeffrey C Havens said…

Hi Howard, If I remember right,Newmire was getting ready to leave when I got there. Hope you have a great mem. day

At 8:15pm on June 28, 2011, Mike Kultgen said…
Hodges!!  His name came to me like a lightning bolt after I went to bed last nite.  But I do remember a really old Sp/4 in Headquarters plt.  Okay please explain to me why you guys were sitting along the fence at Pitman.
At 11:44pm on June 27, 2011, Mike Kultgen said…
Howard I like all of the new pics!  I never saw Pitman with green grass, always snow. 1st plt was always at Gates in the spring/summer.  I recognize a lot of faces but names escape me now.
At 8:44pm on June 22, 2011, Jeffrey C Havens said…
Hey Howard,Sorry I don't remember you ,I'm sure we passed in the motor pool or track park.I was a mechanic in Atrp 72-74 Glad your on the site.
At 2:47pm on June 17, 2011, Andreas Ringholz said…

Great. Thanks. I´ve got more pics from OP51, too. Some are on my pics and many more i canput there. Do you know any storys abou your service there? Do you have any map of the OP´s in the near of Waidhaus, or do you know the other numbers?

Nice greetings from Bavaria



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.


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