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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd of the 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment; I Troop
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks, Amberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
Scout, Tank driver
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1972 - 1975
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Enjoyed border patrols! It was fun driving around the country side, easier life style at the border camps and the food was much better than compared to Pond Barracks. Amberg was a cool town to be stationed for those three years.
Tell us a little about you now.
I am a Chief in the U.S. Geological Survey. I have been with the USGS since 1980 and plan on retiring January 2014. I enjoy sailing and keep a boat on Lake Eire. I live in Columbus, OH. I am happily married and have two grown sons.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
John Gates

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At 4:48am on September 29, 2016, George Martin said…

Richard, I was in I troop, third platoon, 1971-1973, your name sounds familiar to me

At 2:46pm on July 1, 2012, Steven William Irons said…

Rick do you rember me?  I trnsferd to I troop from Ltroop in Nov.74 Iwas in the Inf. section ,SSG Dammen was the section SGT. Then I went OJT as a cook.Let me know if you rember me , we did know each outher.

At 1:01pm on May 26, 2012, Jeffrey C Havens said…

Thanks Richard,you have a great weekend.I will march in the parade Monday to salute the fallen.

At 3:37pm on May 25, 2012, Jeffrey C Havens said…

Hey Richard,welcome .I'm just south of you in Athens.We  were in at the same time 72-74 only diferent places.I was in Atrp 1st Sqn . Can't say I miss the cold, but enjoyed the Border tours.

At 2:44pm on May 25, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…


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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