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

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Started Sep 7, 2009

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Jim Ward commented on Dave Gettman's group Troop portraits
Dec 27, 2019
Jim Ward commented on Dave Gettman's group Troop portraits
"One more. "
Dec 23, 2019
Jim Ward commented on Dave Gettman's group Troop portraits
"Had this one show up on Facebook and it includes me! It's not as large or clear as I'd like but it represents another year of D Co. "
Dec 23, 2019
Jim Ward commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Hope the people that get coal at least live where they can heat with it. LOL! "
Dec 23, 2019
Jim Ward commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"As far as the Good Conduct Medal goes, I received a Field Grade Article 15 and also received a Good Conduct Medal. I recall the seeing the paperwork for the GCM and my First Sergeant wrote NO! so large as to fill his entire block on the paper work.…"
Oct 5, 2019
Jim Ward commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"It was cool to see their Stetson's getting "broken" in. Good to see the Cav spirit lives on."
Jun 2, 2019

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 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!

At 10:51am on December 7, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Thanks Jim.

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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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