"Read H.R. McMasters book, DERELICTION OF DUTY, a good read confirms much of what I observed re DOD and Operation 100,000 in 1967, where we drafted people who did not meet the existing standards to serve. Maybe he will be sat the…"
"FYI, YESTERDAY'S WSJ REPORTED THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING REQUIRING THE VA TO PERFORM TRANSGENDER OPERATIONS. IN 2017 I AM GOING TO HAVE A VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH AN ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE TO APPEAL DENIAL OF HEARING AIDS FOR YOURS…"
"Ed, Since you started this about BG Tuberty's personal weapons, I will share an incident that occurred on an FTX sometime in 1965 or so. About 2300 hrs, my CO informed me to report to SCO at the Officers Mess Tent, upon…"
"Dave, You are fortunant you do not live in major city in California, you would have been arrested in San Diego, the most conservative city in the state. You cannot even display a firearm in public in this state, good luck going forward. (if…"
"Ws that Sgt. Clement Ashcroft? Also, what year was that…Sgt. Aschcroft was my Platoon Sgt. in 64 and the story was that we drove through the gate at the Kaserne, which would become Pond Barracks as a Sherman driver during WWII."
"Dave et al, I just ran across a Stars & Stripes article, very yellowed entitled "From Indians to the Iron Curtain" subtitled A 2nd Armd Cav Gallop Through History, dated May 4, 1965. I looked the Stars & Stripes website to…"
"Dave, You might find this interesting, I encountered a guy wearing a 106 Cavalry baseball cap. His father served in that unit in WWll, their last mission was the liberation of Salzburg, Austria. (somewhat ironic, I arrived their 8 years later,…"
"SCHROETER, Charles; private, Company G, 8th Cavalry; Chihuahua Mountains, Arizona, 20 October 1869; awarded 14 February 1870, gallantry in action.
SCHROETER, Charles; enlisted: August 9, 1866, St. Louis, Missouri, by Capt. Bates; born: Luneburg,…"
"Dave, Check out todays San Diego Union Tribune, Military Section…the article describes the discovery of a MOH awardee, who immigrated from Germany and served in the Civil War and was awarded the MOH in 1869 fighting the Apaches in Arizona.…"
"I believe in the British Army you serve in the same Regiment for the duration, it does provide unit cohesion…the US Army wants it's officers and NCOs to be challenged by new situations and to be rated and evaluated by broad spectrum of…"
"I also remember that. He must have got in the 60 by opening the divers hatch-- tapping on the vision block with a ballpean hammer it pops right open- then reach in and open the latch and slide the hatch open. A trick I learned at St. Johns…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
I Troop, M Troop, Hdqs. Troop
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
1st.Lt. Platoon Leader, XO
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I enjoyed Border Duty, Tank Gunnery, as I recall we scored the highest in Tank Gunnery that spring when I was a newbie 2Lt.
Rich Griffitts Made MG, Ron Zeltman BG, and our CO James T. Tuberty made BG. I ended up as a CPT and BCT CO. at Ft. Polk.LA.
Tell us a little about you now.
Semi-retired, Small Business Owner. Do volunteer work in my community. Married to the same women who accompanied me to Amberg so many years ago. Two adult children, two granddaughters. Have a 2nd home in Mexico
SCHROETER, Charles; private, Company G, 8th Cavalry; Chihuahua Mountains, Arizona, 20 October 1869; awarded 14 February 1870, gallantry in action.
SCHROETER, Charles; enlisted: August 9, 1866, St. Louis, Missouri, by Capt. Bates; born: Luneburg, Hanover; age: 29 yrs; occupation: clerk; hazel eyes, black hair, fair complexion, 5'6"; Company G, 8th Cavalry; discharged: August 9, 1871, Fort Selden, New Mexico, expiration of service; rank: private.
SCHROETER, Charles; 2nd enlistment: October 7, 1871, St. Louis, Missouri, by Capt. Brown; born: Hanover, Germany; age: 34 yrs; occupation: soldier; hazel eyes, black hair, fair complexion, 5'6 1/4"; Company [illegible], 1st Infantry; discharged: October 7, 1876, Fort Sully, Dakota Territory, expiration of service; rank: sergeant; character: excellent.
The guy on the left in the photo, with the black feather in his Stetson and one side pinned up with the gold badge, is the "other" 2d Cavalry, Jeff Davis' own, established in 1855. The feather and pinned hat are both trademarks of Jeff Davis' regiment. They later became the 5th Cavalry shortly after the Civil War started. We became the 2d Cavalry at the same time, August 1861. Can't say what regiment the other guy is representing.
Hello Dick, did you receive the e-mail sent to you, I was inquiring if you might have an old copy of the company roster from I Troop. I am like everyone else, did not think of adding one to my files. I was out in San Diego going to school back in 1960 at Coronado Beach, with the Navy. They were teaching me how to load all the vehicles and equipment of the 2nd Armored Division, we were a STRAC unit, plus they sent me to Little Creek Virginia for Amphibious Training, guess the only group I never received training from is the Marines. I worked as a classified courier as a escort for a couple of trips from Barksdale AFB. I had a crew with armed personnel, we guarded a couple of 16 wheelers across the states. Every time we stopped, we had to have guards around the vehicles. Dick if you should remember all the other officers in I Troop that was there, would you please send me their name and approximately when they were and their units assignment.
Appreciate it I have a couple of letters in the mail seeking their function in I troop, I am trying to put chain of commands together for the periods that I served there. My first Troop commander made 4 star, ROBERT L. SCHWITZER, I was with him 59.
I hope you are no where near the fire, I see it was arson that caused part of it. People are becoming crazy here lately.
Good morning Dick. The clipping arrived today. Will see what I can do but I see problems. It is rather large and not too clear. I am scanning it in 2 sections and will have to try to piece it together. Would try translating but I'm sure you want it before the year 3000.