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Tom C Morse
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  • Canton, MI
  • United States

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Started Nov 26, 2008


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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Eagle Troop, 2/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg & Hof Germany.
Later, Fort Hood Tx. with the 1/2 Cav, 2nd Armor Div. at HHT driving a jeep for a Capt. and later a Sgt. Major were I received an achievement medal designing and painting a “Blackhawk” Squadron history room.
What MOS or job description did you have?
Primary, 19-D (jack-of all trades)
M-577 Communications Track,
Capt. Horton's Jeep driver & 3rd platoon scout.
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Sept. 1980- April 1882
Tell us a little about your cav days.
It was hard work. In places like Hof, Graf, Honftls., Scout-out, Capstone, Re-forger and all the other tid-bit field exercises. And to think I volunteered to do stuff like help the tankers qualify in their new M60-A3 as a loader, help the mortar-men qualify for Horse artillery as I prepared the rounds for the team. During my 6 months as a jeep driver, keeping up with Capt. Horton has he would charge ahead 4am till….. as he would volunteer Eagle troop for everything under the sun to keep us on our toes and combat ready.
Too much guard duty at the ammo dump and way too much beer during the little time we had off.
Looking back now, I wouldn't change a thing or the experience I had with friends and enemies. (No way would I have said that then) Most to lose a friend, a tank driver, Sp-4 Salsbury during one of those cold and arduous war games we played.
Tell us a little about you now.
I started in Austin Tx. after processing out of Fort Hood as a manual drafter in 1984 with the education moneys I saved up in the service. Later worked my way out of the field as a surveyor and trained myself in AutoCad and now work for a Civil Engineering firm here in Michigan preparing and designing plans for site layout and utilities using Suv/AutoCad, supporting the surveyors using coordinates/GPS for staking and construction layout. Been doing this particular work for about 16 yrs now.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Nicknames and or spelling is my best;
Tommy McCullen, Gephart, Evenick, Gurtis, Big Red, Woody Austin, Danny Carr.
More to come, have to shake the cob-webs.

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At 1:28pm on March 17, 2009, David Zawicki said…
Tom, Take a look at the photos in my profile. I found one of you and Paul Bolduc when we were in Hohenfels and they were field testing the M1 tank. Man how time goes by.....
At 1:19pm on December 13, 2008, Robb Russell said…
Tom I remember everything you mentioned Central Middle School or the old high school is where I swam on the Swim team and competed locally. I grew up in Plymouth between 1968 and 1974.

Lots of good memories are still there from my childhood. Thnaks for the link back home it is nice to be able to see how things have changed.
At 11:11pm on November 29, 2008, David Zawicki said…
I too was in third Platoon from 1980 until I made E-5 in Feb 1982 when I went to the Training Room and worked for 1SG Hickey. Some of the names you mentioned as looking to find sure back some memories. I spent a total of 5 years in 2/2 ACR, going to Camp Hof in June of 1983 until Nov 1985. It was the best time I spent in uniform.
At 12:53pm on November 26, 2008, Robb Russell said…
Hi Tom I went to Plymouth Canton High in as a freshman and sophmore in 73-74. I grew up around Haggerty Rd and Ann Arbor Trail. I went to nearby Allen Elementary and can't remember the Middle school otrher then I went to Pioneer MS in 6th grade.

Glad to see you joined the site and already posted.
At 12:39pm on November 26, 2008, Jesse Kelley said…
Toujours Pret Tom,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the site has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F Trp,Amberg,CampHof,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History. Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site(ie,photos,ect) in the Forum. And his only wish that ‘We keep it clean’, and you tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.

Thanks Again for joining,
Jesse Kelley




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.


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