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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Bravo Troop 1/2 ACR "War Eagles"
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Served in Bravo Troop "Gotta Have Balls" Camp Gates days through and into the Camp HOF days. Was out on a Patrol the day they opened the Fence, and the Wall Came Down. Was one of the last troopers on the "Rock" when it was closed when the unit moved state side. 2nd Armored Cavalry is the closest thing anyone can call a family other than their own flesh and blood. "ALWAYS READY, ALWAYS FIRST"
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired, serving as a GS employee at Fort Knox KY. Married with 3 kids. My beutiful Wife is from the Bayreuth area, and we still have many friends living there.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
You know who you are, our friendship was forged in the Desert and that bond will never be broken, you all are my blood brothers.

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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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