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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1/2 SCR A
Where were you stationed?
Vilseck, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
E/5, upon leaving the service E/6
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
April 2007-Aug 2009
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Good times, good training
Tell us a little about you now.
Wounded Oct 1 2007, discharged due to the extent of the injuries received.

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At 7:03pm on April 29, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

Happy Birthday, Mike!!

We'll all be in your neck of the woods in a few months. You comin' to the reunion?

At 11:20am on April 29, 2014, Shannon Ryan said…
Happy birthday Michael, enjoy the day.
At 10:27am on April 29, 2014, Dave Gettman said…

Hey Mike......HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BROTHER!!!!!!!

At 1:05am on April 14, 2014, Dave Gettman said…

Thank you much, Mike. I just ordered a copy, Brother!

Hope everything is going well with you and that you are keeping busy.

At 7:16pm on October 15, 2013, Shannon Ryan said…

Michael, welcome to Dragoon base glad you looked us up, It was good to meet you at the reunion, the time went by way to fast, I hope to see everyone at Valley Forge.

At 7:45am on October 13, 2013, Harry Warner said…
As a fellow New Jersey resident, I welcome you. The door to the Oldtimers is open all the time. Would be proud to have you sign on.
At 12:23pm on October 9, 2013, Jeffrey C Havens said…

Hi Mike ,Atrp mechanic 72-74. great to have you here. Stay strong brother. Toujours Pret

At 7:13pm on October 8, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…

Welcome to the base Mike...great to have you here... I was 3/2 ACR HHT "Squadron Maintenance" 72-73 Pond Barracks,Amberg...   great to have you on the base brother... some "oldtimers" speak highly of you!!! that's good ....... Thankyou for your service to this country.....  "Toujours Pret"

At 1:15pm on October 8, 2013, Jesse Kelley said…
At 12:22pm on October 8, 2013, Dave Gettman said…


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Talk to you soon.



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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