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Jack Painter
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  • Avon, NC
  • United States

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Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Troop G, HHT, Troop F 2/2 Cav
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
Plt Ldr, Troop G; HHT and Troop F Commander
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Oct1966-Oct 1968
Tell us a little about your cav days.
What a great first assignment. I still stay in contact with a great friend 1LT Les Evjen, who commanded Troop E, after he gave up the Support Platoon
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired from everything...Army, coaching, business...at the beaches of Cape Hatteras, NC.
Do you have a web site?
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Bob Whitton, Frank Graham

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At 4:49pm on April 15, 2013, Bill Barry said…


Did you ever get the final dates for the Regimental Assoc Reunion on October 2-6?  See signup instructions at Dragoon Base for The Eisenhower Conf Center (for room), and with Chris Golden for Reunion registration/signup.


At 6:34pm on February 17, 2013, Bill Barry said…


Forgot to let you know when I heard the Reunion final dates. I just haven't been on Dragoon Base for a loooong time. I see that you are attending..wife too?  Betty and I will be there.  If you need the pr-registration forms let me know.


At 5:59pm on February 17, 2013, Bill Barry said…


The Reunion in Gettysburg is on October 3-6.  If you need a schedule/registration form please let me know at bbarry8417@gmail.com .  Hope to see you there!


At 10:59am on December 6, 2012, Bill Barry said…


See the info on the main Dragoon Base homepage.  Dates are October 3-6 (the breakfast and go morning), 2013.  Hope that your still on-board. Specific signup info will be available later in 2013.


At 6:07pm on March 18, 2012, Bill Barry said…


October 2013 is the next 2d Cav Association Reunion.  Place: Gettysburg.  Will be a great opportunity to get together and have a few days of fun.  The date on the Dragoon Base page is not correct.  It's earlier in the month, but plan to attend.  There are always things for wives to be included.  We'll be there for sure.  Last one,in November, was in DC area.


At 9:45pm on March 13, 2012, Bill Barry said…

Jack Painter,

A name out of the past - Advance Course 4-70. I was in 14th Cav at Bad Hersfeld when you were in  Bamberg. I think you gave me a set of 2d Cav brass when I left for Bindlach after we were at Knox. Retired retired now.  All the best.


At 7:36pm on March 10, 2012, Robert W. Whitton said…

Jack, I thought that I left you a note on another page, but apparently it didn't take so I'll try here.  Give me a shout if you get this.  I see you're in NC.  I lived over there for about five years, 96-2000, in Havelock, Cherry Point MCAS.  I was retired, but living on the Inter-

coastal waterway.  One of the places I've lived since I retired in 1992.  Hope to hear from you.

At 2:32pm on September 26, 2011, James Paris said…

Hello Jack. I was stationed in Bamberg from June 65 till May 67. I was in the infantry squad. First as part of infantry squad and then as driver of squad track, F-113. You might have been my CO.

Were you there when we lost the mortar track and the driver down during a night river crossing. They stopped all the rest of the crossing then.

Also I married (and am still married to her for 45 years now) a German girl from Bamberg. If you were F-Troop Commander then you had to give me permission to marry.

Hope to hear back from you


Private E-2 to Spec-4(at thaat time)

James Paris (SSG-Disabled)

F-Toop 2/2 Arm. Cav

Bamberg, German

C Company 49th Inf. 2nd arm Div.

Fort Hood, Texas

C Company 4/47 Inf  9th Inf. Div

Dong Tam, Viet Nam

At 6:04pm on June 28, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 4:59pm on June 28, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base, Jack, and thank you for your service to our country and the 2d Cavalry Regiment.

Always Ready, sir!


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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