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Robert Bruce MacDougall
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  • Santa Fe, NM
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
How Battery, 1st Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Bayreuth and Bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
13A5P: Field Artillery Officer;
Forward Observer; Fire Direction Officer; Executive Officer; 'All the shitty little extra duty officer stuff'. :)
What was your rank/title?
2LT and 1LT
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Long, fun days topped off with great German beer and food
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired as LTC. Served several tours at Fort Bragg; Master Parachutist; Commanded 2 artillery batteries in the 82d Division Artillery; Bn S3 in Gulf War; grad school at Syracuse; stationed overseas in Germany, Italy, Thailand, Saudi Arabia (crap hole!), and Iraq (crappier hole!)
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At 7:42pm on February 15, 2013, Jim Mitchell said…


Where is Shawn Tierney now?  I spoke with Bill Eicher a couple of years ago.  If I never said it before, I will now.  Thanks to you and Mary for all the meals for us bachelors and letting me crash at your place before I DEROSed.  You guys were the BEST!  You need to come to KC so I can repay you a little.  I think Dennis P. Malcor is a retired MG and lives near Ft. Knox now.

At 12:35pm on February 15, 2013, Jim Mitchell said…


Good to hear from you and Mary.  Marsha and I are in the Kansas City area.  Been here since I left the Army in 1982.  We are both retired since 2007.  Doing well.  Both of us retired from Hallmark Cards, but I worked another 5 years for UMB Bank in HR.  After Bindlach I went to Armor Officer Advanced course, flight school, Cobra transition, 1/4 Cav at Ft. Riley, 4/12 Cav at Ft. Polk, left the army from there.  What did you do with your VW Thing?

At 6:38am on October 16, 2012, Jack A. Miller said…

Bob, I sent a message you and somehow it ended up being sent to myself, check the Main. Top

At 3:25am on October 10, 2012, Richard W, Houselog said…

Robet - rermember you fomback in the good ole days. I arrived in Bayreuth in the spring of 74 and streched out that assignment until the Sprig of 83. Returned then to CONUS for 15 months and then back to Bayreuth until Dec 96 whenI returned to Minnesota. I went back every ear ortwo until 09 when my my llungs gave out on me and put a halt to my flying and overseas travel.

At 9:01am on October 9, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Also noted you remember "Top" Miller. Great guy! Still lives near Bayreuth.

When my dad was in the 2d Cav, 1953-55, we lived in Bayreuth right across the street from the officer's club on Parsifalstrasse, just across the park from the Wagner Opera Haus. Spent my first two birthdays there. Dad was the 1st Battalion (battalions instead of squadrons then) motors officer.

My brother shot out all the windows in the motor pool at sub-post in Bayreuth with his slingshot when he was six years old. Good times!

At 8:52am on October 9, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Yeah, we actually got in a little trouble over that photo. The tank sits next to the main gate at Rose Barracks in Vilseck. Security guy (German) got pissed because we were taking photos near the front gate and almost took our cameras.

At 10:46pm on October 8, 2012, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Welcome to the Base Robert. I was up at C Troop when you were down in Bayeuth. This is a great site with lots to catch up on. Friends are waiting to re-connect. Have fun!

At 8:47pm on October 8, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base, Robert. I left the Rock when you got there. I left in February '75...was in C Troop.

Visited the Rock in 2008 and 2011. Not many of the original buildings left. We were the first barracks inside the gate when I was there, but heard How Battery got new barracks next to ours later after I left.

At 8:21pm on October 8, 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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