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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
G Troop 2 Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg FRG
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Feb/1972 - Sep/1974
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Boo Coo fun on the border Hof Coburg
Many Beers!
Graf, Capt Pate, Major John, Joe the Maker, Dave Diamond(sickining), Big Casino Garbrick
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired cop,
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
James Smaaland, John Ross, Boy Loy, Jerry Hahn

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At 9:23pm on July 18, 2015, Kurt Nygren said…

Hi John.   I was wondering if you remember a guy with a last name of Roberson or Robeson.  I am trying to learn his first name.    Tx for letting me tax your memory!

At 5:18pm on July 22, 2014, Kurt Nygren said…

John--I remember you(mostly)!  I was in G troop headquarters platoon.  I was a ground radar operator with mike bronson.  I was there from 72-75.  I remember captain Pate, as well as capt. Laughton.  Perhaps you remember Dan Bailey as well.  leave a comment for me if you wish, or--knygren85@comcast.net

At 11:27am on June 12, 2014, James Smaaland said…

Hey John,

Stumbled on this website and notice you were a member. Been 41 years since i left Germany and last seen you. Have thought about you often thru out the years. Don't know how often you check in but send me an email at   jdsmaaland@midco.net.

At 4:43pm on January 27, 2013, Jesse Kelley said…
At 10:27am on January 27, 2013, Dave Gettman said…
At 7:58pm on January 26, 2013, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Welcome back to the Cav. John! There is boo coo fun here. Check out the groups, Oldtimers is always active and you may find someone you know from back in the day. You have a lot of catchin up to do so  mount up Troop! Always Ready!


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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