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Raul E. Byrd
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Merrell Barracks, Nuremberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
63H44- Track Vehicle Repaired
What was your rank/title?
SFC/Sergeant First Class
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I arrived in Germany in October of 1989, the year the "Wall" came down. We received a new mission in the form of Operation Desert Shield. Got "Spurred" in Iraq. Became a proud member of the Sergeant Morales Club. Served under the leadership of Colonel Holder and CSM Ross.
Tell us a little about you now.
Served eighteen years in the Army. Retired in 1998, completed my Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts; became an Army JROTC instructor for Westside High School in Houston, TX from 2000 to 2013. I am currently a special education teacher certified in social studies and received "Teacher of the Year" for my department in 2015. I recently celebrated 30 years of marriage, I have three kids, all of which have graduated from college (one in last year of college now). I am a lifetime "Legacy" member in VFW Post 9182 in Katy, TX. Toujours Pret!
Phone number (Optional).
(281) 574-0445
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Herrot "Pete" Borders; JC Hamilton; 1SG Eddie Donald

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At 5:23pm on October 10, 2015, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Welcome to the Base Raul. There are old buddies here I'm sure. Check our the "Groups" to narrow things down. Have fun.

At 12:55pm on October 10, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base, Sarge. Thank you for your service with the Regiment and to our country.

Make yourself at home, you are among family here.

Always Ready!


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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