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John G Boyd
  • Male
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Germany

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Troop I, 3/2 ACR - the Officers Club, as MOM'S escort to the motorpool, asst. bartender, cook, waiter, manager? This was prob. the best job on campus, but I asked to return to Trp I due to an assignment of a particular officer as the O club capo de capo capi that I figgered would land me in trubble.
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Germany - the border, Grafenwhoer, Honenfels, e.t.c.
What MOS or job description did you have?
63b20 mechanic
worked in the "O" club about a year, spent the rest shaggin parts in the motorpool, hiding from 1sg, drivin a m113 to the border or the bahnhof.
got cold in the winter in graf. / hohenfels
What was your rank/title?
pv1, pv2, pfc, sp4 e-4- best rank inda army.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1969 to 1972
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Things were pretty crazy, we spent our time going to the border, going to graf or hohenfels for training. off duty we went to rock concerts - smoked our brains out and drank the cheapo wine that was suprisingly good
Tell us a little about you now.
worked for State of NM Gov. as a Veterans Employment Representative, had many varied assignments, was both challenged and rewarded. The best one thing? I had the ability to be of some help to a veteran every day. After College, I felt that I owed my Veteran Status something in return. That is what I found, and did. Now fatly retired and seeking entertainment?
Do you have a web site?
Phone number (Optional).
505 248 0872
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Tom Tusing, John Mackey, Larry Schmulling, especially David Grippe, and /or anybody from I troop in those years, headquarters or 1st platoon, and anyone from HHT that may 'member me.
Big "D" - Sgt. Doziers platoon

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At 12:04am on February 4, 2019, Dave Gettman said…

PCS to Fiddler's Green 04/19/2017.

At 4:52pm on August 5, 2015, William Penn Brown said…

sorry John About not being on here I had to have a kidney removed due to cancer and then I had to go back into hospital because my organs were starting to shut down on me.  I had to go on Dialisis for about six Months but I recovered from that.  I am not on Dialisis any more.  I now have renal cancer that has mastated to both of my lungs am doing fine even with that. I hope this finds you well and enjoying life.

At 9:22am on February 11, 2014, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Have a Great B-day  John.

At 9:08pm on February 4, 2014, Thomas Joseph Chavez said…

Thanks for the welcome ...!! I too am in Albuquerque.


At 11:02pm on November 25, 2013, Ed White said…

You haven't changed much John.Great to cya my old room mate

At 8:26am on September 20, 2013, Tom E. Williams said…

John go to ebay and type in border tab and they have the tab you are looking for

At 7:18am on May 22, 2013, Harry Warner said…
I was happy to see your comment about being an anchor until I realized anchors work best when they're 50 feet underwater.
Toujours Pret
At 1:16pm on May 11, 2013, Frank L Moseley said…


This Saber can be found at AtlantaCutlery.com  Go to the "Search Bar" and type in U S Dragoons saber and it will pop up. It is not on their regular catalog pages. Cost is $149.95 + S&H

I have done business with them in the past and have found the quality of products to be very good.

Toujours Pret   

Frank L Moseley Jr

At 4:00pm on April 29, 2013, harold goldstein said…

Hey John Boyd,

I had a triple bipass and an aortic valve replassed with a mechanical valve.\

And I wrote this:

     Why Cry Today


Think about the past you feel.

Feel what you're thinking now.

Remember that, that time was real,

and what you know, you realize how.


The dreams were dreamt by words you heard,

by plans you made, with those that cared.

You felt the truth although absurd,

was another time at an age we feared.


But why cry today???


We dream of times that lovers share

of a life we know and love to live.

A life of love with someone there,

     forever good or bad, we'd give.


Today I feel the days are turning,

desires feared, this moment brings.

A lesson learned that keeps me going,    

and bless the time life made me king.


At 10:57pm on April 24, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

If I just found out I was Greek, I'd be cussin' worse than that!


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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