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William Hines
  • Male
  • Whitewright, TX
  • United States

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  • Robert S. McCorkle, aka, Bob
  • Barbara J. MacMillan (Steere)
  • William (Bill) Bewley
  • David W. Poteete
  • Michael Forte
  • Rodney James Rowan
  • Bill Underwood
  • George Vesel
  • Thomas Blaszkiewicz
  • Patrick cavdoc Biddy
  • Wayne Dixon
  • Gary Gray

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Where are you guys?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Gray Feb 9, 2014.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Blaszkiewicz May 21, 2010.

Regimental and US Cavalry Associations
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gettman Oct 22, 2009.


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William Hines replied to Leroy Wallace's discussion Looking for full name of Sr turret mech killed in 1977 from HHT Co.
"I don't remember his name but he was a SSG.  And he was in L Troop.  I was there on the range for my last gunnery.  It hit all of us real hard because he was an awesome NCO and well liked by everyone."
Aug 2, 2019

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
2nd Platoon, Troop L, 3rd Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, FRG
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E10R8 - Armor Crewman
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was initially assigned as the driver on L-25 in Dec 74, before the 75 gunnery I was assigned as the loader. Was actually the TC of L-22 (LAGHAF) for about a year as a CPL.
Tell us a little about you now.
I retired from the Texas National Guard as an E-7. Total active and guard time was 32 years. Deployed as part of Operation Nobel Eagle in 2002 and Operation Jump Start in 2006.
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Ward Jack Fisher, Adolph Hernandez Jr, Geroge Vesel (found him), Dog (found him too), Marvin (MONGO) Owens

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At 8:11pm on July 29, 2011, Victor J. Winklepleck said…
Yes, I was
At 12:21am on December 8, 2010, Barbara J. MacMillan (Steere) said…
Bill, it sure was good to meet you Saturday. I look forward to working with you in getting the Texas chapter going! Barbara MacMillan
At 8:42pm on July 23, 2010, Robert S. McCorkle, aka, Bob said…
Thanks for the comment. I'm a little rusty with the names of all the troopers in L Troop while I commanded. I believe you had several platoon leaders and COs while you were there. I was proud to be one of the troopers, too. This was by far the best command I had while in the Army. It was, also, the best troop in the Regiment in 1977-78, by any measure applied to it. I had the best officers and NCOs working for me there and they are the ones who deserve the congratulations and accolades. I only wish I could remember everyone there while I was the commander. Thanks for your remembering me. Let me know what you're doing now. I hope to see you at the next reunion in DC. Tourjours Pret. Bob
At 8:55pm on June 2, 2009, Bill Underwood said…
Going to Danville Va on the 19th thru 22nd and going to the armor museum there to see the Sheridan they have restored. Sure would be a hoot to see you again.
At 9:46pm on June 1, 2009, Bill Underwood said…
Hey Bill.......you still alive? No hear from.
At 1:57am on March 31, 2009, Rick Cox said…
Hey Bill, you left before I got to L Troop, but I was the loader on LAGHAF for about at year when I got there in Feb of 78. Had SGT Wandell for TC, SGT Dietle (spelling?) as gunner, and Donny Hill as driver.
At 11:31am on February 14, 2009, Dave Gettman said…
Hi Bill,
I saw your comment about the 2nd Cav at the Little Bighorn. The only reason the 2nd Cavalry wasn't AT the battle was because Custer refused to take them with him. Wanted all the glory to himself. He got it.

Tacoma Dave
At 11:46pm on February 4, 2009, Bill Underwood said…
Hi-Ya Doin there Bill,
Dog here. Good to here from you again. Long time no see. I'm down here in Georgia teaching school at a technical college. Been here for twenty years...teaching that is. Married, still, to the old lady for twenty years. Call me.
At 11:00am on February 1, 2009, George Vesel said…
Hey Bill. George Vesel, 504 Dell rd, Landing, nj 07850. 973-398-3016. Still running heavy equipment. Billy Lee has been mia for awhile. Talk to the (Dog) Underwood alot. I still got my Stetson. Are you still working for the corrections people and if you are what side of the cell are you on. Give me a call. George(Mot)
At 6:22pm on January 31, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret William,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site (ie,photos,links,ect) in the Forum.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, or myself, or just yell out, another member may be able to help you.
And our only wish, ‘Keep it clean’, use our Real names/with Pictures(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 the new DragoonBase.

Thanks Again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,
Jesse Kelley

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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.


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