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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
2/57 ADA
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
94B20 but worked as chaplain's assistant while at Amberg
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I remember being called from the mess hall to the Colonel's office on my birthday. He asked me if I would serve temporarily as Chaplains assistant. Susan Boylan, the choir director for the protestant chapel services. After that the mess hall burned down when a deep fat fryer caught fire. I remember the MPs shutting down a 4th of July party in the street of the housing area. Artichoke on pizza! The sons bringing their German fathers lunch and beer while they were working on base. The time a soldier went berserk and drove an SP155 over several other tracks. Driving the protestant chaplain to both border camps Christmas morning. No one wanted a service. Depressing. The guys at the 2/57 missile base telling me their life exectancy was 3 minutes if the Ruskies came over the border.
Tell us a little about you now.
I run the photo labs for the University of Southern California and am a photographer
Do you have a web site?

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At 10:52am on September 11, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 11:05am on September 11, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 6:36pm on December 8, 2009, Sigmund Fertig said…
Toujours Pret! Welcome to the Dragoon Base from a trooper in Hemet
At 11:05pm on December 7, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret John,
Welcome to the DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of updated features, lots of sub-groups,(ie, Officers Club, 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 DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country.
Jesse Kelley
F Troop 2/2ACR

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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