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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
K-Troop, 3/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
19E - Armor Crewman
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
LOL - At the end of a Reforger the antenna on SFC Parrets command tank hit a power line that ran a cross-country electric train. Unfortunately, a couple of main gun rounds sorta exploded/burst open and spread flaming debris in the crew compartment - sending me and Sgt Smith(?) to the hospital for a couple weeks. I think everybody in the column was drunk - we had had quite a weeny-roast beer bust to celebrate the end of the maneuver... and then we got unexpected early move orders. The whole column was following the drunk guy in front, so we were lost (pre-GPS days). Took a while for the ambulance to find us. Note: this is NOT a negative memory, it's just a memorable story now and I look back on my army experience with fondness.
Tell us a little about you now.
I have 2 boys (20 and 17), I'm the safety Manager at the Lagunitas Brewing Company (we make great Beer!)
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Bill Collier, Frasier, Doc (Smitty)

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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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