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Richard L. Shaw sr.
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  • Hague, ND
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
2nd armored cav. troop D
Where were you stationed?
Bayreauyh,Germany Christensen barracks Bindlack cassern,The ROCK
What MOS or job description did you have?
Track mechanic,main gun loader,tank driver,ended up driving the mess truck.
What was your rank/title?
E-3 private first class
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
fall of 1963 till spring of 1966
Tell us a little about your cav days.
did a lot of trainig ,a lot of kp,alot of guard duty ,didsome border patroling, traveled to Italy on leave, learned to love german beer& food.made some friends, had lots of fun.
Tell us a little about you now.
when I became a civilian,I started driving trucks across America And saw all of it in the 44 years since leaving the military.Iam now retired in North Dakota and Loving every minute of it.
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Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
George Slocum,Leslie Thomas,joe sarzanowics,Jake Barnett,Andrew McCartney,John Hatcher,

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At 2:00pm on December 8, 2011, Robby green said…
Hey Richard I think in the picture you have of the canon going off I could be the blond kid watching us kids love watching it  be fired
At 8:13pm on August 1, 2011, Michael Rose said…
I am new to the Dragoon base was looking at your profile and saw the picture of a wreck where a m88 jackknifed with a m60a1, I was the driver of the M88 that had the wreck,been long time ago.
At 7:43pm on February 20, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 1:33pm on November 27, 2010, 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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