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Timothy R. Wanke
  • Male
  • Clarksville, TN
  • United States

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Timothy R. Wanke replied to John M Walker's discussion who else wore US tanker or Germany military (grey leather) jackets?
"I still have the Grey flight Jacket that I wore when flying the DDR Border between 1978-81. Tim Wanke"
Apr 17, 2012
Timothy R. Wanke joined Jesse Kelley's group

Border Patrol

Many of us experienced a unique part of history patrolling the East German & Czechoslovakian Borders during the Cold war. Share those stories here with those who served on the border.See More
Apr 17, 2012
Timothy R. Wanke joined Robb Russell's group


Former home of Regimental Headquarters at Merrell Barracks.
Apr 17, 2012
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Timothy R. Wanke
"Toujours Pret Sir Welcome Timothy. The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (HTML and format friendly), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the always busy Oldtimers club). Also links for “2nd Cavalry…"
Apr 16, 2012
Timothy R. Wanke is now a member of Dragoon Base
Apr 16, 2012

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Command and Control Squadron,
Combat Aviation Troop.
Where were you stationed?
Merrill Baracks,
Feutch Airfield.
What MOS or job description did you have?
15A41, Border Pilot.
What was your rank/title?
Cpt., Adjutant, Scout Platoon Leader, Troop Operations Officer.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
flew the border from Checkpoint 22 to the Czech Boarder, Call Sign Red Catcher 56.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired LTC, and after 3 assignments in the 101st, retired in Clarksville and now work at Ft. Campbell Range Control building weapons ranges and facilities.
Phone number (Optional).


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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