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John Henry Bengen
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  • Farmington, MN
  • United States

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Dave Gettman left a comment for John Henry Bengen
"Would love to see your pictures, John. Post away."
Jun 10, 2015
John Henry Bengen left a comment for Dave Gettman
"Hi Dave, My name is John Bengen and I am part of the 1981 class you put up on the Rock blog and I have pictures from that time period as well as Border pictures."
Jun 10, 2015
John Henry Bengen replied to Bill Hembree's discussion Border Cav should be used on our Northern and Southern Border TODAY!
"I have said that for years. We were trained for the mission and were damn good at it.I have shown pictures of the Border and the surprise I get. The soldiers that ran the DMZ are also unknowns. I have nothing but pride for my brothers. We were ready…"
Aug 10, 2014
John Henry Bengen replied to Eric Larson's discussion What was popular music-wise while you were in Germany?
"We listened to Styx, Queen, Bto, Kansas and some were going Michael Jackson to Prince, Madonna when I was with the 1/2 Across. It changed to Van Halen, Motley Crue, Ac/Dc, Twisred Sister.One of the guys, Spanky, would Dj when were admin. This was…"
May 7, 2012
John Henry Bengen left a comment for Ricky e. Huffman
"Hey Rick how is it going. Work nights so my wife found this site Soil am contacting you. My email is bengenjohn@yahoo.com. I work nights so nice fish and grey. If I know you your either hunting or in a boat. Hope all is well"
May 7, 2012
Jesse Kelley left a comment for John Henry Bengen
"Toujours Pret John Welcome home Trooper. The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (HTML and format friendly), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the always busy Oldtimers club). Also links for “2nd Cavalry…"
May 6, 2012
John Henry Bengen is now a member of Dragoon Base
May 6, 2012

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
A troop 1st squadron and 3 squadron
Where were you stationed?
Binlach and schwabach
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
Specialist 4 and sgt
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1980 to 1982 and 1983 to 1984
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Demanding especially on the border. The competitions were great as were the people I served with. They will always be my family and what keeps me going everyday. Never fit in out here but the men I served with were awesome. The scoutsout competitions were great
Tell us a little about you now.
Work in a bindery in mn. My 17 year old is accepted to the u of M under the airforce rotc program. I am married with 5 kids
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Keith Emanus Rick Huffman Robert Scorey


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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