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Terry Vail
  • Male
  • South Jordan
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
84th Engineers
Where were you stationed?
Nurnberg, Merrill Barricks
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Like many much of the time was busy and mundane. Early morning PT, go to motor pool, classes, classes, classes. I guess it would be like combat (minus the fear and being shot at) long terms of boring broken up by a shit load of fun. I look back on our times there with fond memories as we forget the bad and remember the good
Tell us a little about you now.
After leaving the 2nd ACR, I went to Fort Leonard Wood. It is as fun as we remembered from basic training. I hated it and soon after my arrival I realized I should have stayed in Germany. I joined the Utah National Guard and stayed until after Desert Storm and got out. I got back in to the National Guard as an x-ray technologist in 2006 and transfered to the reserves doing the same job. I am trying to get my last few years in so I can retire.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
John Obrigon, Redentor Pasion, James Hunter, SFC John Riggs, Tinker, Woody Thompson

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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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