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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
2nd Squadron,Troop H (Platoon Leader, XO), E (Platoon Leader) & F (C.O.)
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg, across the street from Warner Barracks; maneuvers on Roosevelt Ridge
What MOS or job description did you have?
1203 Armor Platoon Leader; 1204 Recon Platoon Leader
What was your rank/title?
2 Lt, 1st Lt.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
31 May 1965 - 4 March 1967
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Tremendous learning opportunity; heavy, heavy responsibility early - best of my life.
"Drawdown" pushed me along and with 18 months in service I was suddenly the Fox Troop CO, Border camp (Coburg) tours, Graf gunnery, Troop test, maneuver tragedy,finest collection of men I've ever been around - EM, Warrants & Officers
Tell us a little about you now.
After the Cav I spent a year in RVN; left Active Duty - stayed with the Reserves for 26 years. Good job with a major insurance company for 28 years the, 6 years of consulting work. Now I study and write about the Cold War and the 'difference' we all made with our service.
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Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
SP5 Ferabee (?) my M-60A1 gunner; Gary Avey, LTC Dan H. Williamson, anyone who served there, then regardless of rank

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At 8:20pm on March 28, 2012, Dave Gettman said…


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At 7:52pm on March 10, 2012, Robert W. Whitton said…

Jack, I don't know if you got my email, but I have been trying to sign you up here as a friend, but haven't been successful yet.  Anyway, I think the 5 Ton truck was an M54, 6X6.  We used it to haul ammo as I recall.  You can probably ask Les Evjen, he will probably know as he was the Support Platoon Leader for a while when we all arrived there in 1966.

At 7:05pm on February 13, 2012, Frank Graham said…

And forgot to mention . . . Vic Sealy and I became pretty good friends.  I was on the border when he represented his unit at the Coburg castle (the 11th Hussars were Prince Albert's Own) at some sort of birthday celebration and commemoration.  And then Vic and I went to a New Years party at the Schloss dressed in full battle kit with loaded sidearms and were in very high demand among all the elegantly dressed young frauleins!  The tuxedoed young ment were dissappointed to say the least.  It was Vic who organized the exchange and later I went up to his unit along on a rather unofficial visit but sanctioned by the Sqdn.  Also ran into him again in the field on a REGORGER exercise. . .  good times indeed.

At 7:01pm on February 5, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…
At 7:00pm on February 5, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Pleasure to have you in our group, sir. You've got a multitude of brains to pick here for your Cold War research.


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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