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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3/2 K Troop
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks, Amberg W.Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
I was a 19k , and driver on K44 in 4th Platoon
What was your rank/title?
Spec 4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Lots of Gunnery in Graf, Manuevers in Hoenfels, and Border duty at Camp Reed!
Tell us a little about you now.
Originally from Minnesota, I got into computers, and now am an IT Regional Manager for the Central/Eastern 1/2 of the U.S.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
There are so many but I remember the crew we had when I first arrived in Germany.
SFC David Martin (The best TC in the Squadron ( Still remember him arguing with the new LT from West point about MOP training) :D
James R. Landreth (Randy) Best Damn Gunner in the Troop
Louie Howell - Our Loader

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At 12:48pm on July 13, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 10:53am on September 22, 2010, David Martin said…
Hey Scott,

I put a photo on my page. Oost, Landreth, Me, Suther. 1987 at Reed. By the TAC Sign that's K42. Unfortunatly I don't have many photos of those days.

I do remember one of the first things I did as Platoon Sgt was to pull you out of formation to show the rest of the platoon as an example of uniform and haircut standards. After humiliating you in front of the platoon I gave you the rest of the day off, and those days were very hard to come by! I remember their faces going from, "You Kiss Ass" to "Shit!! He got the day off!" Hahaha! Next day every uniform looked good! I hope I didn't embarras you too much but I still laugh at that situation today.
At 3:36pm on September 20, 2010, David Martin said…
I'm doing well. I stayed in the Army and after Amberg I went to Ft. Hood Texas for 5 years and then back to Germany in 1993, this time to Vilseck. I retired in 1997 then divorced (not my idea) and got a Job at the Close Combat Tactical Trainer on Graf as a contractor and I've been doing that ever since. I remarried and as they were closing down CCTT at Graf. I was offered a Job at Ft. Bliss, Texas at El Paso and I took it. I left Germany in 2005. I operate Tank and Bradley simulators so I never realy stopped working with soldiers or training them and I get to keep up with all the latest gadgets and things.
At 10:45am on September 18, 2010, David Martin said…
Scott, I ran across this site and joined just to say hello to you. How's life treating you? You might remember me cause I was your old PSG and TC. Landreth was our gunner when he lost his finger. I did see him again as a SSG at Graf sometime after I retired about 99 or 2000. I even ran into your old car wreck buddy Woods(I think that was his name) at Ft. Knox when I went to ANCOC He was a civilian of course but still married. Those were wild times!
At 9:56am on July 12, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 2:34pm on January 30, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Scott,

Welcome to the DragoonBase, the new
Base here at Ning.com, has plenty of
updated features(similar to MySpace),
lots of sub-groups,
(Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc),
and links for “2nd Cavalry Assn.”
News and History Centers.

Robb Russell has posted some tips for
navigating the site(ie,photos,links,ect)
in the Forum.

Please feel free to stop by and read the
latest “Tacoma Dave's ‘Triva Quiz’”,
you can learn some 2nd Cav history,
and you could even, win a kool prize.

If you need any help, you may contact
Robb Russell, or any of the 5 admins listed
at the top of the page, or just yell out,
another member may be able to help you.

And our only wish is to,
‘Keep it clean’.
Use your real name and picture,
(pix from back in the day,work best
for searching for Brothers),
but any picture will do.

And that you please tell all your friends
about, where to find the DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base,
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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