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Mark W Maher
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  • Portland, OR
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1st Recon Squadron
Hqtrs Troop and C Troop
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
311 but spent most of the time in S2 as a Clerk
What was your rank/title?
Spec 5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Started as tank loader in C Troop in Feb 1962, then became S2 Clerk for the next 2 years. Was Gerald M Werners clerk when he killed his girlfried. After promotion to Spec 5, I returned to C Troop to finish my enlistment.
Tell us a little about you now.
Came home and went to college at the Univ of Washington. Got BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering. Just retired in 2014 as CEO of an electrical utility group.

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At 5:34am on March 10, 2015, nelson f wheatley said…
welcome to the dragoon's mark
At 2:20am on March 10, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

Ol Bill gif lg
Welcome to Dragoon Base, Mark

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“Tacoma Dave” Gettman
C Troop, 1/2ACR
Bindlach 1974-75


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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