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John Ross left a comment for James Smaaland
"Hey Jim just found this site hope everything is well.I am still out in Montana "
Aug 4
James Smaaland left a comment for John Ballard
"Hey John, Stumbled on this website and notice you were a member. Been 41 years since i left Germany and last seen you. Have thought about you often thru out the years. Don't know how often you check in but send me an email at  …"
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"Welcome James from an old timer from Bamberg 58/60, glad to have you aboard !"
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"Toujours Pret James The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (HTML and format friendly), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the always busy Oldtimers club). Also links for “2nd Cavalry Assn.” News…"
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Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
G Troop
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
Spec 4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
April, 1972 - October, 1973


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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