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Randel Allee (Cat Daddy)
  • San Jose, CA
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Randel Allee (Cat Daddy) replied to Rick Hurst ( Cav Sarge )'s discussion Funniest Border Story in the group Border Patrol
"Back in '73, when L Troop was manning Camp May for a month, some fool decided we needed a "Reaction Force." The RF was 8 guys and a 113 with a .50cal. mounted on it; the track had lots of ammo…"
Jan 23, 2014
Randel Allee (Cat Daddy) joined Jesse Kelley's group

Border Patrol

Many of us experienced a unique part of history patrolling the East German & Czechoslovakian Borders during the Cold war. Share those stories here with those who served on the border.See More
Jan 23, 2014
Randel Allee (Cat Daddy) left a comment for Wm. Troy Allee
"Troy, I don't know you but, I'll bet I'm related to you. There are very few Allee families in the US, and we have common ancestry. I have a friend that is from MO. One of her grade school teachers was a Dale Allee;…"
Jan 23, 2014
Randel Allee (Cat Daddy) commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
"1974 - When we, L Troop, were at Camp Rotz, we manned OP 60 located just above the border crossing into what was then Czechoslovakia. During the day, most of our spot reports were of UAZ69s - the Czech equivalent of our…"
Jan 23, 2014
Randel Allee (Cat Daddy) commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
"Re: the ammo dump. 1973 - Two of my buddies were on guard in the wee hours of the morning, at the dump, and they decided to build a fire in front of the little dugout in the trees adjacent. (not everyone knew about the dugout). One of…"
Jan 20, 2014
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For those who remember or want to share with others who also served at Pond barracks. Pleasepost lotsof pics. We love them.
Jan 20, 2014
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Randel Allee (Cat Daddy)
"Toujours Pret Randal 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…"
Aug 11, 2013
Randel Allee (Cat Daddy) is now a member of Dragoon Base
Aug 10, 2013

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3/2 ACR L Troop
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks, Amberg, West Germany.
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E20 - Sheridan loader
What was your rank/title?
SP 4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1972 - 1974
Tell us a little about your cav days.
YeeeeeHaaaaa! Helga at the Goldner Ritter. Brauhouse Bier (pils), Hans Falk Weizen, and Erdbeer (any flavor). The Wald Casino down the hill from Camp
Rotz. Avoiding road marches, in a Sheridan with no heater, from Vilsec back to Amberg, by taking a cab. The "Wall" in Nurnberg, and all of the other goodies (...nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean...)
Tell us a little about you now.
Living in San Jose, CA.
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Most of them are likely dead or in jail. I wonder if Kenny Lau (McLaufield, you are so tired), is still alive.

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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