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Pete Occhialini
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John Wayne Cav movies
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I have always enjoyed She wore a Yellow Ribbon and Ft Apache. These were old John Wayne movies about life in the Cav. I have always wondered what Cav unit was being depicted in these movies. Every…Continue

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
H Co, 1969-1970
H Co, 1979
3rd Plt, G Troop 1979-82
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
First tour SP4/E4 than SP5/E5
Second Tour SSG/E6 than SFC/E7
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
69-70 and 79-82
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Was the only enlisted platoon leader in the Regiment (3rd Plt, G Troop) SSG McIntosh was the PSG and Tanks section Leader, SSG Barnhart was the Scout Section Leader of my platoon.

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At 12:04pm on September 27, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 12:00pm on September 27, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 4:52pm on April 19, 2010, Del McCool said…
Oh yeah remember both of them.
At 1:47pm on February 4, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Pete,

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Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base,
and for your Service and Dedication,
to Our Great Country.

Jesse Kelley
F Troop 2/2ACR

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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