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John Horvath commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"I remember the acronym GAK stood for Grenze Aufklarung, or something close to that. Not sure if those are the exact german words, but I remember that was how it was pronounced. Bumped into plenty of those guys back in the day. I had been on many…"
Mar 8, 2020

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Fox troop, 2nd squadron
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
11C mortars, border patrol driver.
What was your rank/title?
E1-SP4(P), FDC, gunner
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
2 of the best years of my life. would do it all over again in a heartbeat! 75 patrols, 10K miles on the border (Hof, Sans Salliet, Burg Grub, Hoelle (Hell), Ghost autobhan, GAKs, BPs, beautiful German girls, on patrol with AK47's and driving the east german border guards nuts , plus all the other antics we pulled at the border! Bamberg: King's Inn, Mau keller's, Le Marquis. Good times had with Peter Bohlen, Peter Sisung, Scott Leggett, Steve Fox, Jim Barney and Tim Loretan. I remember Zawicki from BOC Hof. Oh and BEER! 2/2 ZOOO!!
Tell us a little about you now.
Power plant operator and antique car collector and restorer.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
see above

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At 11:03am on March 26, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…

Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 12:01pm on October 31, 2010, Glen Cassidy said…
For some reason I recognized your name.I was a medic at 2/2 cav bamberg from 83-85.All medics were HHT but I rotated to Hof with H troop.We definetly crossed paths.
At 10:20am on March 28, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 4:24pm on January 23, 2010, Darren "DJ" Gengarelly said…
i was fox troop 3rd platoon. your name is real familiar.
At 12:31am on August 20, 2009, Sean Dubee said…
Ugh...Le Marquis! You would have to mention that place. :P
At 3:14pm on August 6, 2009, Mike, Madd Matt, Matthews said…

I was in 1st Plt in Fox at the same time. Glad to see mortars are out there keeping their hand in.
At 8:59am on June 11, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret John,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site (ie,photos,links,ect) in the Forum.
Make sure you stop by and read the latest Tacoma Dave ‘Triva Quiz’, learn some 2nd Cav history and you can even win a kool prize.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, or any of the 5 admins listed at the top of the page, or just yell out, another member may be able to help you.
And our only wish, ‘Keep it clean’, use our Real names/with Pictures(pix from back in the day, work best for searching for Brothers, but any picture will do).
And that you please tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,
Jesse Kelley



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.


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