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Joe Brindley
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  • Phoenix, AZ
  • United States

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Joe Brindley commented on Jesse Kelley's group Border Patrol
"I did the A3 to M1 transition at Vilseck in 84 I believe. The 120 did not come in until the M1A1. The gun system and thermals were the biggest gunner upgrades. The rotary shocks on the suspension were a HUGE improvement. Then there was the speed…"
Feb 23, 2016
Joe Brindley replied to Bill Hembree's discussion Sounds and Smell
"Gailoh in the spring planting season when on PT runs. Organic (barn scrapings all Winter, fermented) freshly applied to the fields. Lovely aroma"
Sep 1, 2015

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3/2 M Co
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks, Amberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
MOS 19K20
Tank Commander, Gunner
Awards Sgt
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Border patrol, Border Ops, Sundowner, Best cordon blue ever. Met my wife there. Mariahilfberg Fest. Spring fertilizing season. Reverse training. Sadie, the burned-out drug dog.
Tell us a little about you now.
Phoenix AZ doing firewall tech support. Two wonderful daughters, two horses, a house full of pets and missing snow.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Tim Kelley, Kirk Jerry,

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At 7:41pm on January 11, 2009, Rick Busko said…
Hey Joe. Was in I troop the at the same time. I see your missing the snow. How about you come to Minnesota for a week. And I'll bring my bike to Az. for a week. We've got enough snow up here right now to make you forget about missing snow. Have a great day.
At 8:47am on January 11, 2009, Robb Russell said…
Welcome to the site. Good to have another fellow member of the Pond!
Mariahhilfberg was one of my favorite places and never missed a fest there unless I was in the field or on the border.


Colonels of the Regiment

7th Colonel of the Regiment John P. Hatch

26 June 1881 - 9 January 1886



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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