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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Howitzer Battery, 3/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
, West Germany, Amberg, Pond Barracks mostly. also, Camp May, Camp Rotz, Grafenwohr,
What MOS or job description did you have?
13BM5, Gun Bunny on M109A1 155mm Howitzer. I could do FDC (13E10) also. Did the special weapons training at Ft Sill but never really had to do it.
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1976-1979, during the Carter administration.
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Mostly good memories. We went to the field a lot. And numerous border tours. I really liked the Bavarian girls and the beer. I was seventeen when I got there and twenty when I left. It wasn't the hooah army like it is now. The word hooah had not been invented yet. Vietnam had only ended a few years earlier. We still had a few left over draftees who had re-upped. Very few troops had the high and tight haircuts like now. No spurs or stetson hats. We wore these black berets until 1979 or so. They gave me a good conduct medal which I really did not deserve. I remember there was this troop in HHT that went to prison for murdering a cab driver during a robbery. I PCSed to Ft Bragg in March of 1979. ETSed active duty 12/15/1979.
Tell us a little about you now.
Captain, Physician Assistant (65D). Texas Army National Guard, retired. Served in Helmand Province, Afghanistan Campaign 2005-2006. As well as Basra, Iraq 2010-2011. Earned Combat Medical Badge in Afghanistan.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
can't remember very many names. most of my buddies didn't like the Cav very much and it is unlikely that they were inclined to maintain links with 2nd ACR.

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At 1:34pm on November 17, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 11:33pm on March 24, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
Toujours Pret Robert,

Welcome home Troop.
The DragoonBase here at Ning.com, has
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in the Forum.

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and for your Service and Dedication,
to Our Great Country.

Jesse Kelley
F Troop 2/2ACR

Colonels of the Regiment

9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



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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