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Milton Hillgartner
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Milton Hillgartner commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I was in HQ troop in the Support platoon as a 5 ton driver in 71-72 I did 2 border duties supporting the tank troop on guard, and a Graffenwohr and Hohenfels as a 5ton driver. In 72 I was moved to the Redeye gunner platoon and spent another…"
Jan 28, 2016
Milton Hillgartner joined Harry Warner's group


Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.
Jan 28, 2016
Milton Hillgartner left a comment for Dennis K. Hansen
"I was in HQ troop from Aug '71 - Mar '73. I spent about the 1st 9 months in the Support platoon driving a 5 ton for sergeant Henderson then I was moved into the Red Eye platoon which was my actual MOS until I left. I had a nickname of…"
Jun 23, 2015
Milton Hillgartner left a comment for michael j specht
"I was in HQ troop '71-'73, At first I was in support platoon under Sergeant Henderson until there were openings in the RED EYE platoon. I left in March '73. my email is milt0ne@prodigy.net (number zero not letter in milt0ne)"
Jun 23, 2015
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Milton Hillgartner
"Toujours Pret Milton The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (HTML and format friendly), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the always busy Oldtimers club). Also links for “2nd Cavalry Assn.” News…"
Feb 9, 2013
Milton Hillgartner is now a member of Dragoon Base
Feb 9, 2013

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd armored.
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks Amberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
I was initially in the infantry but was sent to Redeye gunner school at Fort Bliss then to Pond Barracks in Sept. 1971,
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Aug 1971- March 1973
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I initially was put in Headquarters troop for about a year where I drove 5-ton trucks in the support platoon until the existing group of Redeye gunners rotated out. I was in the Redeye gunner platoon until I rotated out in March 1973.
Tell us a little about you now.
I went back to work for IBM after the Army. I retired after 30 years in Jan. 2000. I started with AT&T in Feb 2000 where I still work as a IBM AIX System Analyst.
I have 3 daughters with the youngest currently attending college at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
John C Stephens
Warren P Bunch


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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