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Jim Ward
  • 54, Male
  • Ada, Ohio
  • United States

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David M. Gray left a comment for Jim Ward
"Thanks for the assistance."
May 4, 2020
Jim Ward left a comment for David M. Gray
"I got your company picture to post on the portraits page, thanks for sharing it. "
May 3, 2020
Jim Ward commented on Dave Gettman's group Troop portraits
"Right click the image, select open in new tab and you can see the picture larger."
May 3, 2020
Jim Ward commented on Dave Gettman's group Troop portraits
May 3, 2020
Jim Ward left a comment for Dave Gettman
"Dave, if you go to Dave Gray's page he has a Company picture of D Co from 1991 that is just the size you are looking for. "
May 3, 2020
Jim Ward and David M. Gray are now friends
Mar 31, 2020
Jim Ward left a comment for David M. Gray
"Hello and welcome to Dragoon Base! We have a troop portrait page here you will enjoy.  http://dragoonbase.com/group/troopportraits Scroll down and you will find one from 1990 and on the next page is one from 1992. I was in DCo 85-86. Enjoy…"
Mar 28, 2020
Jim Ward commented on Dave Gettman's group Troop portraits
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Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
D Co. 1/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach "ROCK" Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
19K, treadhead
What was your rank/title?
E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-2(thanks to an article 15) Thank You Sgt Major!
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Do you have a web site?

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At 5:42am on May 4, 2020, David M. Gray said…

Thanks for the assistance.

At 7:32pm on May 21, 2018, Chris Butcher said…

did u get my message on facebook!

At 7:30pm on May 21, 2018, Chris Butcher said…

That's funny. I don't remember being that young! think that was summer of 85 bro!

At 8:12pm on March 9, 2018, Chris Butcher said…

Good to find you after all these year Jimmy!

At 10:00pm on April 4, 2015, Sigmund Fertig said…

" Happy Birthday " old timer, hope you enjoy it, blessings !

At 4:03pm on April 4, 2015, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday today Jim, I hope you are doing well.

At 10:32am on April 4, 2015, Dennis K. Hansen said…

Happy Birthday Jim,have a great one..

At 1:10pm on October 7, 2014, Dave Gettman said…

WARD, James; enlisted: December 3, 1850, New York, by Capt. Van Buren; born: Middlebury, Vermont; age: 21 yrs; occupation: farmer; blue eyes, auburn hair, fair complexion, 5’7¼”; Company H, 2d Dragoons and Company I, 1st Dragoons; discharged: December 3, 1855, Fort Thorn, New Mexico, expiration of service; rank: private; pension order No. 241,212 January 20, 1857.

At 11:23am on April 4, 2014, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday old man enjoy the day, I hope all is well.

At 12:01pm on April 3, 2014, Dave Gettman said…

Happy birthday, Brother!

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Syrian President shot?

Possible big news coming out of Syria! Rumors have it that the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad been killed by one of his bodyguards.

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 6:37am — 3 Comments

Breaking news!

Osama bin Laden reported killed by US forces in Pakistan.

Posted on May 1, 2011 at 11:33pm — 2 Comments


Colonels of the Regiment

9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



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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