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Jan T Ward
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Ist Squadron
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
2LT to CPT
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Great days, patrolled the border between East and West German and Czechoslovakia . The Dueler was the Regimental Commander for most of my time and then GEN Maddox. I worked for and with a lot of great guys, hoping to connect with a few.
Tell us a little about you now.
I am a program manager for Northrop Grumman. I live in VA Beach.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Tom Chamberlin, John Swartz,, Rich Miller

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At 5:49pm on March 18, 2015, Joe Sellner said…
Captain Ward,
I cannot recall our 1st Sgt. name. I remember I got along well with him and had a lot of respect for him. I remember him telling me that I had
A lot of good marks with him and you after I transferred from B Troop after my DWI fiasco. If I remember right he walked with a cane. I may have that mixed up too. After so many years and so many faces at times I draw a blank.
I loved soldiering and the Cav was really a special time of my life.
You were a good officer I remember that. A combat soldier not a boot shiner.
Hope everything is going well for you and your loved ones. My clan is doing well. take care Sir!
SSG Sellner
At 9:31pm on November 28, 2010, Joe Sellner said…
Hi Jan,
Do you Deer hunt and pheasant hunt down there? I am still Pheasnt hunting . Deer huntihg is done I took a Doe. Could have nailed to Bucks to but they have to at least 4 points on one side in the zone I hunt in and one did'nt the other one I could not see for sure. Don't enjoy killing them but I like eating them.

At 10:27pm on August 25, 2010, Joe Sellner said…
Good to hear from you Captain. You look good! I love to hunt and fish too!
At 10:42pm on November 28, 2009, Joe Sellner said…
Hey Captain,
I have to tell you I enjoyed my time In Delta under you. You are an excellent officer! Fair and demanding! The Dueller was great! Maddox sucked! My 2 cents worth!I am busy raising for kids, Coaching baseball , and Basketball. I can still take it to the hoop at 51. We did our job well! Hope this finds you and yours well!
Staff Sargeant Sellner
At 11:45pm on July 28, 2009, Michael N Sawick said…
Hey Cap'n, things sure went down hill fast after you left the Demons. Good luck to you
At 8:09pm on April 15, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…
I took mine and they were in bad shape, to the Target store, and they did a pretty good job.
At 12:44pm on April 15, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Sir,
Welcome Jan to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site (ie,photos,links,ect) in the Forum.
Make sure you stop by and read the latest Tacoma Dave ‘Triva Quiz’, learn some 2nd Cav history and you can even win a kool prize.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, or myself, or just yell out, another member may be able to help you.
And our only wish, ‘Keep it clean’, use our Real names/with Pictures(pix from back in the day, work best for searching for Brothers, but any picture will do).
And that you please tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,
Jesse Kelley


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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