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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
B troop 2nd Platoon 2nd Armored Cavalry 1st Recon Sqdn
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
Tank section/ Scout
What was your rank/title?
Specialist E-5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1961 to 1964
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Loved it, started as a scout transfered to tanks, did some OP's on Border plus patrols then Operations. Use to jump the back fence and go down to Goldkronach and chase skirts. Remember Gunther Griesbach and his Ford Hideaway hardtop..Ken Morrow, Ritche Wentzel, Dean Moiser, Dick Crabtree, Sgt. Clarkson, Sgt. RA Jackson, Spec 5 Jones, Brian Cross, Larry Cardassi, Bobby Landrum, Fitzpatrick, Miller, Roy McCormick, Bill Bowlings, Donald Morrisson, Bob Hines, Marty Katz Sgt/Lt/Capt/Major Johnson, Steve Wynn, Sgt. Hakke, Sgt. Touissi Late night Alerts, Stand To at the NCO Club, can't forget Rob Englund where did he get all those good looking fraulines??
Canastrassi and his record player driving us all nuts, and Pappajohn always thinking of P-----sy.
Loved border tours at Kronach.
Tell us a little about you now.
Got home 2 years later got married (still to the same woman who puts up with me) have a daughter who has given me two grandchildren. Worked as GM in auto dealership in New England, Moved to Florida in 1987 working as a Yacht Broker and still do. Have my own business now. Yachtioneer.com
Do you have a web site?
Phone number (Optional).
954 609 6940
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Brian Cross, Larry Cardassi, Richard Miller, Marty Katz, Roy McCormick, Bob Landrum, Jimmy Holden.

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At 11:44pm on January 29, 2017, Ronny O. Littlejohn said…

It's that time of year again John........ happy birthday !

At 4:51pm on September 9, 2013, robert b hines said…

I am in Knoxville ten now where it much warner now

At 3:06pm on September 9, 2013, robert b hines said…

 hi john, my name is bob hines ,I was in the 2nd platoon, scout the same time as you.

I now live in Knoxville tenn and I am retried now. I just join  and find your name soon I want to say hi and howr you doing this day   bob


At 5:29pm on March 5, 2012, Robby green said…
Hey John 
I was at the rock from 62-69 with my dad and mom sgt Billy Green he was in A troop and managed the NCO club for a while bob england remembered him I was Kidd running around the club with the German Bar tinder charly all the time
At 11:42am on January 28, 2012, Sigmund Fertig said…


At 7:02am on January 12, 2012, Jimmie Loyd said…

Hey John

Don't know if you remember me I came to the 2nd platoon in Aug 1963. You roomed across the hall from the scouts room with the tankers. I remember you well.

You mentioned a bunch of names like cross and Mac and others I remember.

For a long time I've tried to remember the name of the big Indian guy from Arizona. perhaps you remember his name. I bunked in the scouts room with him and Mac.

Also I came to B Troop with another Loyd - Danny

Welcome - Toujours Pret 

At 12:04am on January 12, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…


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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