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John Henry Bengen
  • Male
  • Farmington, MN
  • United States

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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

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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