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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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