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Merritt H. Powell
  • 85, Male
  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1st Howitzer Battery and its predcessor: B Battery, 70th Armored Field Artillery BN at Merrell Barracks. Would you believe that in 1954, I was standing with the regiment in Nuremberg in unitorm when 1st HOW BAT was created and then 50 years later, I was standing with the regiment in uniform at Fort Polk, LA when it was deactivated to become the 4th or ARTY squadron?
Where were you stationed?
Merrell Barracks, Nuremberg; Bindlach Kaserne, Bayreuth & Fort George G. Meade, MD.
What MOS or job description did you have?
Artillery Mechanic
Reconn Sergeant
Fire Direction
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired attorney who since 9/11 has been an official/unofficial bagpiper for the 2d ACR & 2d SCR at Forts Polk, Lewis and Vilseck for parades, Memorials and other ceremonies.
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At 12:32pm on May 16, 2015, Shannon Ryan said…

Rest easy Trooper, your mission is finished here.

At 11:05am on May 13, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

Permanent Change of Station, Fiddler's Green, May 10, 2015.

Rest in Peace, Trooper.

At 12:53am on June 20, 2013, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday  Merritt, is it your 80th? congratulations.

At 6:06pm on April 11, 2013, harold goldstein said…

MERRITT, I went to ft meade hq 9/57.  Do you remember what the names were of the 1st sgt and officers?  I only remember Sgt Holmes.


At 11:21pm on February 25, 2013, Frank Joseph McCollough said…

I was in the 3d Bn from 52-57 and gyroscoped to Meade in 55.  Although I was Armor I was the CO of How 3. and took them through the firing test at A.P. Hill in the fall of 56,  Perhaps you were there.  I remember 1st  How was First, we were second  followed by How2.  Our aiming circle slipped and we almost shot our FO.



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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