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John r. Ushman
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John r. Ushman commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"I remember the day I landed in west Germany. the sgt. at the air base [Rheine meine ] handed me an m-16 said get on truck the px has just been bombed by terrorist. so tyhis terrorist shit is no new news to me. I am armed to this day.i am and will…"
Mar 15
John r. Ushman commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"Ron I think that is 1 hell of a funny story. the man probably deserved every little bit of that. I myself do not remember sgt. wigley .I was in G-Troop with a sfc mixon platoon sgt.tank for a while they liked the way I loaded the m-1 my load time…"
Mar 3
John r. Ushman commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"hi. Bamberg 1985 was the year and boy was it a learning time in the cav. m-1 baby,hof, 5-6 times foot patrols jeep patrols reaction force gaks looking at me if they I let them see me I know I seen enough of them oh and the towers and the hips, hinds…"
Mar 2
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Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
19 kilo
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Busy ,spit and polish always ready . for more of the same every day thanks
Tell us a little about you now.
I am happy and I do not have any more to say about that
Do you have a web site?
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Phillip Roy Johnson . Gary Cunningham j.j. smith , bobby creek. Carlton rand , Kenny crutch field

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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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