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Rich Fairman commented on Dave Gettman's event 2d Cavalry Association 2013 Reunion
"Even though this great event is happening during deer season, I am really looking forward to attending. But one question, is there anyway we can get some MAISELS Hefe delivered by Ziggy?. LOl "
Feb 28, 2013
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Feb 28, 2013
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2d Cavalry Association 2013 Reunion at Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center

October 3, 2013 at 5pm to October 6, 2013 at 12am
The 2013 Regimental Association Reunion will be held at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from Thursday, October 3, 2013 through Sunday, October 6, 2013.Please contact the Hotel directly for reservations. To make reservations at the special conference rate of $99 per night, please call 717-334-8121 or toll-free at 800-776-8349 and just let them know that you want to make a reservation for the 2d Cavalry Association Reunion.The AgendaWe built the agenda to…See More
Feb 2, 2013
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Aug 4, 2011
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Desert Storm

A Group for the Troopers of Desert Storm/Shield/Sabre
Apr 27, 2011
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For those who served at Christensen Barracks.
Apr 27, 2011
Lawrence Stanley Snow(DUSTY)SSG left a comment for Rich Fairman
"Welcome back to B Troop 1/2 ACR I was with B Troop 1/2 ACR 1970-1972.         Lawrence S.(Dusty) Snow"
Mar 5, 2011
Jeff Jaeger left a comment for Rich Fairman
"Hey, Welcome Home, It took you a while to get here. Keep in touch, Jeff"
Mar 5, 2011
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Rich Fairman
"Toujours Pret Rich Welcome home Trooper. The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (similar to MySpace), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc), and links for “2nd Cavalry Assn.” News and History…"
Mar 5, 2011
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Mar 4, 2011

Profile Information

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

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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