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James Westover
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  • Opal, WY
  • United States

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Aug 3, 2015
Dennis K. Hansen left a comment for James Westover
"happy birthday Jim, hope its a great one,, "Toujours Pret""
Jan 7, 2013
James Westover replied to Bernie Collins's discussion USSR
"We are steadily traipsing down that slippery path. Sanity has left the Fed. Their efforts to take everything we worked for and redistribute it are nothing but socialist in nature. It's reaching a tipping point, but soon, the takers will…"
Jul 26, 2012
James Westover replied to ErnieKeel's discussion Short History of Amberg Beer Which was Your Favorite?
"My all time favorite beer in Amberg was the Malteser Doppelbock.  I actually had my wedding reception in the Monastery. "
Jul 26, 2012
James Westover replied to Robert E Harrell's discussion What are these things?
"Hmmm- that tank doesn't have the required "don't bust your a$$" board on the front slope between the headlights."
Mar 2, 2012
James Westover replied to Eric Heller's discussion Amberg--LTA in the group Amberg
"I remember guys walking out to the sand pit with a sleeping bag and a case of beer in their rucks in the summer."
Dec 1, 2011
James Westover replied to Jeff Stamper's discussion UFO's & OTHER WEIRD STUFF ON THE BORDER.... in the group Border Patrol
"I was on OP one night overlooking the Pink Kaserne with Robbie Roberson. He had brought a bag of cookies that we munched on until late at night. Well, I was on watch, and Robbie was asleep in the jeep. The BBP show up with his HUGE dog, and the dog…"
Dec 1, 2011
James Westover commented on Bob Young's photo

Iraq 30

"Which camp was this at?"
Aug 27, 2011
James Westover replied to Joseph Auger's discussion New Class A / Class B Uniforms
"That guy in the picture has enough garbage on his uniform to qualify him as a Russian General. It must be the new "Third-World" look."
Jul 23, 2011
David James Vernon commented on James Westover's photo

Reforger 1986

"I remember that well.  The snow fell for days.  Got to run around on solo missions as a saboteur.  There were some guys that got pretty pissed because I attacked and blew up(simulated) a ammo pad.  I think K troop was guarding…"
Jul 20, 2011
Normand l. Albert commented on James Westover's photo


"We went up there with Jeeps !! in 1976 Bring back old memorys"
May 21, 2011
James Westover commented on James Westover's photo

Ski Training Camp May 1987

"I'm surprised that nobody broke their leg (or neck) on these slats. We would have been better off if we used the wider and more forgiving Norwegian X-Country skis."
May 21, 2011
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May 21, 2011
James Westover replied to Jason Hastings's discussion Great Story on what 73 Easting did for our Army
"20 years ago...........I feel so dated!"
Apr 16, 2011
James Westover replied to Marc Jones's discussion Good Friday, 1984 in the group Amberg, Third Squadron
" Pink Kaserne and many other points of interest along the former border trace were abandoned in mid-1990, after the wall came down. The accomodations at Camp Reed seemed like the Holiday inn in comparison to what the Czech Border guys…"
Apr 3, 2011
James Westover replied to Thom Knott's discussion Melody in the group Amberg
"Das war vor langer Zeit!"
Feb 22, 2011

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
I trp; 3rd Plt 80-81; HQ Plt & 1st Plt 84-87
Where were you stationed?
Moehlkaserne, Amberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
80-81 & 84-87
Tell us a little about your cav days.
25 Border tours @ Camp Reed & Camp May!

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At 3:03pm on January 7, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…

happy birthday Jim, hope its a great one,, "Toujours Pret"

At 12:08pm on January 7, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 2:49pm on July 3, 2010, Joseph Bailey said…
OH ya good to hear from you.As I was going through some of my pics and I came across a picture of you and Sgt Robinson kneeling next to a Czech border stone. So how have you been? Good I hope.Things on this end are going pretty well. You know how it is. So what have you been doing with your self?
At 9:16am on June 23, 2010, maciej w. wlodarski said…
I retired from the Army in 2004 and since then been working at Fort Huachuca AZ as a contractor, most recently for DynCorp International. How about you?
At 9:20pm on May 24, 2010, Dave Kyle said…
Found Arroyo, Spec5 tanker, on togetherweserved. sent him a message, but no reply yet. he retired as a 19z first sergeant.
At 11:43am on May 19, 2010, Dave Kyle said…
true. i just found some pics from I trp that i thought were lost, a few of the guys i am having trouble placing names with. should have them up in a few days.
At 5:19pm on February 24, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
Toujours Pret James,

Welcome home Troop.
The DragoonBase here at Ning.com, has
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in the Forum.

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Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base,
and for your Service and Dedication,
to Our Great Country.

Jesse Kelley
F Troop 2/2ACR
At 1:29pm on February 24, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
My son brought it home from Ft. Lewis when he was moving furniture out there. The Major that gave it to him said he brought it back from Iraq.
At 12:39pm on February 24, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Welcome to Dragoon Base, James.

Toujours Pret!!
At 12:38pm on February 24, 2010, Dave Gettman said…


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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