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Oct 14, 2017
John Pinkerton left a comment for Rick Gray
"Hi Rick,  I  saw your pictures of Soldiers Field.  I   was at the same place but after you left. ('66 - '67).  I have some pictures also.  They're  on youtube.  Look for "Nurnberg and…"
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Aviation Company
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
67B20 Airplane mechanic
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
September '66 - Mar '67
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was only there about 6 months then Viet Nam.

Tell us a little about you now.
Retired hotel engineer in Las Vegas.

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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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