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Lional Isbell
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  • Bryan, TX
  • United States

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Taps for Capt. Dennis C. Nading

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Started Apr 1, 2012


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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT 1st Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Christensen Barracks, Bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
Squadron Supply Officer
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Jan 1971 thru Jan 1974
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was there with my family and enjoyed the assignment for the most part.

People I remember: Bob Wagoner, Dennis Nading, Pete Schoomaker, Dave Coffin,
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired and enjoy the comforts of a Motorhome to travel in. Wife is still working so I mostly travel alone. Couldn't afford the life style without the wife working. ;-)

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At 10:07pm on October 25, 2016, Steve Oliver said…
I do not remember either of these two. Dennis Nading passed away a couple years ago. I have seen Ralph Barber quite a few times. Not sure about many others who were there during my tour. Sure would like to connect with some.
At 3:24pm on October 15, 2016, Lional Isbell said…

Steve, I do remember you and your wife.  Do you remember having my wife, Hedi and I for breakfast one Sunday morning.  I think it was the first time I'd had eggs benedict.  

  MWere you still there while Tommy Franks and Pete Schoomaker were there?  My memory ain't what it used to be.

Sorry to have taken so long to get back to my page and answered you.  I'm having vision problems so don't frequent the internet as often as I like.  My daughter alerted me to your post.

Hope you and yours are doing fine.

Regards:  Lional

At 1:07pm on January 9, 2016, Steve Oliver said…


This is Steve Oliver.  I was the Adjutant, I believe when you joined the squadron.  I was at the "rock" from June, 1969 to June, 1972 serving as HHT XO, air defense officer, AYA director, support platoon leader, HHT maintenance officer, court martial defense council; moved to A troop with Cpt Ralph Barber for a couple months and then on the Adjutant for Col. Rostine for about 18 months and then closed out in S3 training with John Roseburg.

Sue & I had great times in Bayreuth and the 1/2 ACR.

I would like to be able to contact as many guys that served there during my time.  Who have you been in communication with?

Take care...be well.

Steve Oliver

At 9:58am on May 4, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 6:39pm on February 25, 2011, Gary C. Lockard said…


I remember you also.   Remember when Wagoner was on the hot seat for hiding all that excess stuff under ground in the old bunkers. Get a christmas card fronm Dennis Nading.


At 9:26pm on June 7, 2010, Bill Barry said…

Thanks for the update. Yes, I remember all those guys well, along with LeRoy Robinson as most of those guys were in place when I got there. I stay in touch with foks who came along a bit later all these years later. The RIFs got a lot of folks on the Rock in the early/mid 70's. I remember that Dennis and Dave always had the finest wheels on the Rock!

Betty asked me to find out how your family is doing. If email is better I'm on bbarry8417@gmail.com

At 6:01pm on May 29, 2010, Bill Barry said…
Chief Isbell,

Welcome. I was the B Troop commander during much of your tour. Good memories of the Rock. There are quite a few of us from those days on Dragoon Base.

Bill Barry
At 6:10pm on May 21, 2010, Dan A Currie said…
Hello Mr. Isbell!! Glad to see that you made it. You are going to find a lot of your old friends here and also make some new ones!! Enjoy yourself. Hooah!!

Dan Currie
At 8:50pm on May 20, 2010, Lawrence Stanley Snow(DUSTY)SSG said…
Welcome to Dragoon Base , I also was with the 1st Squadron B Troop as Arms Room/ Supply Sgt I was a E-4 Cpl/ E-5 Sgt.I was there between 1970-1972

Lawrence S. (Dusty) Snow
At 7:54pm on May 20, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…




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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