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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Mco 3rd Squadron 1982-1984
Ktrp 3rd Squadron 1984-1985
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Driver of M66, Trip to Austria w/Mco, Mostly with the Black Sheep Plt, Remember some names: SGT Noaks, SPC Wienell, SPC Alvarez, PFC Cook, SPC Coley, SPC Renn, SGT Brown, SSG Shaffer, SFC Russell (Chief), SPC Smith, SPC Curtin, PFC Kabbala, SGT Smith, 1SG Smith, PFC Olds, SPC Hammick, and others, some from K-Troop too.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired Reserves, starting a new job with the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Finishing my M.A. in Education, Human Resource Development
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Any that served with Mighty Mike from Dec 82 - March 85 and any from K-Troop who might recall my time there, only 6 months for the M1 Abrams transition. I roomed with Brooks, we were both made Corporals after the E5 board in Feb.

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At 6:30am on September 11, 2014, Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin said…

Ken, I became a member of the M Co facebook closed site a couple of weeks ago through Phil Benson.  There are right now 58 members on that site including Top Smith, Carl Coley, and Tom Renn.  Would like to see you there.  You can make contact with Phil through this site.  Make sure you use the Picture of the night firing tank to get to him.  He can help you getting into the closed group for Mco.  Rick

At 5:37am on August 5, 2014, Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin said…

Ken, Ran into Max Tritt at my grandkids soccer game in June and he told me about this website.  Checked it out an found your name.  We served together in M Co in 83-84.  I worked in maintenance, recovery, and turret maintenance.  Spent the last 6 months there as the CO's driver as I planned ETS.  Remember the M1 conversion though and have a picture of you, Sgt. McGuire, and Sgt. Z. standing behind an M1 with a thrown track.  Also remember the Austria trip.  I have a bunch of photos that I will be getting on the website sometime in the near future.  Just have to get them put on a disc to get them posted.  Look forward to hearing from you.  Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin

At 12:44pm on February 16, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…


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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