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

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Military Collectibles

Started Sep 7, 2009

Border maps
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Started this discussion. Last reply by terry strong Oct 21, 2014.

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Red Ribbon From Harry Warner Red Ribbon From Mark A. Keith

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Jim Ward left a comment for Chris Butcher
"If you're on Facebook, this is my page.https://www.facebook.com/jim.ward.712"
Mar 10
Jim Ward left a comment for Chris Butcher
"Well hell, you found me! I've been looking for you for quite a while. "
Mar 10
Chris Butcher left a comment for Jim Ward
"Good to find you after all these year Jimmy!"
Mar 9
Jim Ward commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hello everyone, long time no see. I just popped in when I saw that John Boyd had passed and wanted to say that I was very sorry to hear that. "
Apr 24, 2017
Jim Ward joined Harry Warner's group


Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.
Apr 24, 2017
Jim Ward commented on Rick Shirey's group Delta Company
"No comments for well over a year? Everyone get a life or what?"
Apr 24, 2017
Jim Ward commented on Dave Gettman's group Troop portraits
"My pleasure. I am glad I can help with the history is some small way. "
Jun 1, 2016
Jim Ward commented on Dave Gettman's group Troop portraits
"Dave, here is another to add. D Co 1992."
May 29, 2016

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 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.

At 12:10pm on May 24, 2013, Rick Shirey said…

sorry about not being on here much lately, been having those dam eye surgeries, in two weeks I will be having my 11th eye surgery 23 surgeries so far and counting. You take care and thanks for caring, God Bless Rick.

At 11:34am on April 8, 2013, Dave Gettman said…


Thanks for the tip on the keyboard. Worked like a charm! Now I gotta get used to these big keys again. About one third bigger than the other ones, and pretty stiff. Good finger exercise!

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Jim Ward's Blog

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

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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