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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Artillery unit
Where were you stationed?
Amberg Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
13B M6
What was your rank/title?
E-4 and E-5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
2 years from 1979 to 1981
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I remember all the good beer at city treff after the drinking the beer, going for 1/2 chicken and fries. Also remember the cold nights at ammo dump. Going on manoeuvre through the germany country side and in the towns. Also all the pretty German girls
Tell us a little about you now.
I'm married for 25 years and have two children ages of 20, 15
I enjoy riding my Harley, golfing and going camping,


Colonels of the Regiment

8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



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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