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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
BTrp 1/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
1st overseas assignment with my beautiful late wife Susie. Served as a Driver and Gunner in 1st Platoon. Platoon Daddy was SFC Peterson, TC was SSG Doc Watson. Enjoyed an incredible part of my career there as a Border Patrol Leader and had great leaders and peers. Miss the camaraderie the Dragoons instilled. LTC William Brinkley, CSM Goss, 1SG Wallace and CPT Chamberlain never will forget them.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired a MSG after 27 years of AFS 10 years ago today. Currently enjoyong the retired life bartending in our Airport in Milwaukee, WI. Beautiful wife passed away 5 years ago but have 3 beautiful children and 2 grandkids she blessed me with.
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Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
SSG Doc Watson, SGTKevin Tiberghien, SFC Billy Petre, SGT Kelvin Phillips.

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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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