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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Bravo Troop, 1st Armored Division
Where were you stationed?
Christensen Barracks, Bindlach, West Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
Food Service Specialist
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Spent my entire tour of duty on the Rock. Spent time in Vilseck (Bradley APC transition) and Grafenwoehr for annual drills.
Tell us a little about you now.
After the army, I used my GI Bill to get a college degree and am now a Fire Alarm Engineer at a local technology firm here in Houston, Texas.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Been looking for Jim Smith and his wife Lisa, and James Ian Slaviero, my bunkmate.

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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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