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Camp May and camp Reed?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Jackson Dec 16, 2017.


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Greg Jackson replied to Mark D Nelson's discussion Camp May and camp Reed?
"I was in L Troop 1st platoon from Feb 75 to Oct 78. Guess I don't remember the wooded area of Camp Rotz or Camp May. Although I spend 75% of my time on patrol, 10% in the club 2% in the weight room 2% eating and the rest sleeping if I was lucky"
Dec 16, 2017

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Where were you stationed?
Amberg and both of our border camps.
What MOS or job description did you have?
91B Medic
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Young dumb kid in Germany. Grew up a little, drank a lot of beer, seen the sites and met a lot of good people.
Spent most of my time at Amberg with may be a year split between camps May and Rotz as permanent party medic. The camps were pretty boring time but easy job. Amberg was more work, mostly trying to stay out of site and mind.
And seeing the country driving a M113a(?) was a lot of fun. After hours were spent at the Roma, Chicky House by traffic circle, Chinese Restaurant at the bottom of the hill and many more Guesthouse downtown.
Buddies: Steve, Sam(Pain), Randy, Vance, Shepard, Stubs, Adams, Harrison, Russel, Lutes, Hayward, White, Evans and more.
Tell us a little about you now.
I now drive 18 wheeler and see the country.
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605 759 4325

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Amberg Post History?

Does anybody know where I can find pre WWII history about the post ? Units there? When built? ...

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 4:40pm

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At 9:00pm on August 17, 2011, Greg "Doc" Lutes said…

Hey Mark, are you still out there somewhere?

At 10:08am on June 2, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…


Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 7:01pm on July 25, 2009, carl kreitzer said…
Hey Mark, Do you recall SP/5 Spriggs? He used to play tennis outside of our window in How. Battery.He was quite a character.
At 9:24am on July 10, 2009, Greg "Doc" Lutes said…
Good to hear from you Mark. I don't know about Evans but Stan Vance got transferred to Munich and married a soldier (female) that had been stationed in Heidelberg with 1st PersCom. He got out after his enlistment and they moved to Placentia California where they have a son and a daughter and a couple of grandkids. I haven't seen them in a few years. Yea, if you have a couple of pictures of us, please do foward them. I lost all of mine in transit back to the states.
At 6:29pm on July 9, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Mark,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,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 the new DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,
Jesse Kelley
At 6:04pm on July 9, 2009, Robb Russell said…
Hey I have been looking for Roger Hayward since the 80's. Don Adams ghee sure would like to here from him as well and you probably forgot Brian from Arizona, Juan Morales and Larry Lane too!

Got a pick from back in the day? Things are fuzzy for me back in those times.They sure kept us busy.


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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