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Ray Otwell
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • United States

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Ray Otwell commented on Dave Gettman's group Troop portraits
"G Troop Bamburg 1968"
Mar 8
Ray Otwell replied to Ray Otwell's discussion G Troop 1969 Bamberg in the group Troop portraits
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Ray Otwell commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I was in G troop, stationed in Bamburg in 68-69. I have forgotten all of the rough times and now only I only remember good ones. My wife of 54 yrs. is still with me and we are still in contact with a few other couples we knew while we were…"
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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.
Mar 8

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
G Troop 2nd Recon 2nd A/C
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
11C10, 4.2 mortar trac, M60A1 tank driver, Jeep driver on boarder patrol.
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
My wife and I lived off base at 177 Zollnerstrasse. I didn't spend a lot of time with her. I was either in Graff, Hornsfells training or on boarder duty.
T Clipperton from Iowa, Murry from Ohio,
Bob Landon-Ohio, Jenkins-Mass,Ronnie Denham-Fla,Frank Lucido- Ohio, all of us enjoyed the Rod and Gun Club.
Tell us a little about you now.
I have a son Richard 34, a daughter Kathy 38. My wife of 43 yrs. Lessie. It doesn't look like I will retire from residental const. and my hobby is woodworking.
Do you have a web site?
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
All of the people I have listed and those that remember me that I have forgoten their names.

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At 1:34pm on January 18, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAY Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 5:55am on January 18, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 8:54pm on January 7, 2010, Frank Graham said…
Hey, Ray: What a great bunch of pics!! Some wonderful memories. Yeah, I in there - that nerdy looking LT with the dark rim glasses right in the center front row! I had command of the troop from 1 Jan 68 til mid summer some time when I went to be the Sqdn S3. Those pics of the stadium in Nuremberg remind me that we took part in the last military formation the Germans allowed in that place before they started tearing it down - or at least making sure there were no more sighns of the Nazis. Thanks for sharing!!!
At 4:33pm on January 6, 2010, Sigmund Fertig said…
Hey Ray! Check out my picture of the Bamberg Rod N Gun club circa 1959
At 11:30am on February 23, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Ray,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site (ie,photos,links,ect) in the Forum.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, or myself, or just yell out, another member may be able to help you.
And our only wish, ‘Keep it clean’, use our Real names/with Pictures(pix from back in the day, work best for searching for Brothers, but any picture will do).
And that you please tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.

Thanks Again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,
Jesse Kelley

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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