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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT, 1/2 ACR
K Troop, 3/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach, Amberg, Nurnberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
Squadron Motor Officer, HQ Commandant, Troop Commander, S-3 Plans Officer
What was your rank/title?
Captain 0-3
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Loved working the border.
Tell us a little about you now.
B2B marketing and sales
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Phone number (Optional).
(206) 782-6666

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At 10:28am on May 29, 2016, Dave Gettman said…

Good to see you, Jim. About time you showed up.

I filled out the application for TSA pre-check a couple weeks ago and have an appointment June 21 in Fife to pay and get printed. Thanks for the heads-up. The lines aren't getting any shorter and I want to be ready for the reunion next April in Williamsburg. Maybe I'll see you at the airport.

At 4:22pm on July 4, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Well, as close as they could determine the heater over-heated and caught fire, cooking off ammo and fuel. Made for a helluva big bang. The crew had rigged an M-113 heater in it and it burned REAL hot.

Two casualties: SFC Brown (TC's hatch) slightly burned on exposed skin and returned to duty shortly after; SSG Brow (driver's compartment) severely burned and med-evac'd to Texas burn center. Heard years later he had survived.

Yes, "Ranger Pete" Schoomaker was my first C Troop CO. Tom Molino took over from him. Tom later went on to command 2d Squadron, then the Regiment when it was out here at Ft Lewis from 1992-93. Hooked up with Tom in Vilseck 2008 for a cold bier.

Not likely you will see me in Seattle unless it's at the VA hospital, which is VERY rare. Too much traffic, too many people. Tacoma is bad enough, but been here all my life so it's hard to change.

At 3:42pm on July 4, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base, neighbor.

I was in C Troop, 1974-75. You probably left the Rock before we blew up Sheridan C-15 on July 25, 1974. I got to visit the sight (Inzendorf) last July on the 37th anniversary.

My dad was the battalion motor officer on the Rock 1953-55 when they were battalions instead of squadrons. We lived across the street from the Bayreuth Officers Club, just across the park from the Wagner Opera House.

Always Ready, sir!

"Tacoma Dave" Gettman

At 2:13pm on July 3, 2012, Speed Thomas said…
Give me a shot at esthomas3@earthlink.net
At 1:37pm on July 3, 2012, Jeffrey C Havens said…

Welcome Jim.I was in Atrp 72-74 Do you remember Cpt. Thomas or Lt. Tony Issacs. Tony went on to command 1st Sqd. in Desert Storm.Have a great day.TP

At 6:20pm on July 1, 2012, jack wayne nelson said…

Welcome to the site Sir. As a 17 year old you were my first commander 74-76..

At 8:15pm on June 29, 2012, Bill Barry said…


Good to see you on the site!  I think you'll find more than a few "old" guys from more than a few years ago who you will recognize (well maybe not by picture).


At 12:24pm on June 29, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…



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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