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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
How Btry 3/2 ACR
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Tell us a little about your cav days.
2 REFORGERS, lots of time at Vilseck while they remodeled our old barracks, lots of time at Graf.

It got freakin' COLD!!!!
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Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Steve Nelson
Mark Adams
Dave Archuleta
Mike Mosby

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Errant 155mm round...

When I was at Graf in the mid-1970's doing FO duty out on the bunker line I called for a "battery 1 round" but only observed 5 splashes instead of 6; about 1 minute later a call came over the command net for all units to cease firing immediately, with all gun tubes and sights to remain untouched.

It turns out that one of the guns had failed to load the proper charge (I have no idea how the safety officer missed it!) and one of the rounds impacted about 50 yards from the main post… Continue

Posted on September 5, 2009 at 5:22am — 2 Comments

Gun explosion at Amberg

Does anyone remember an M109 blowing up at Pond barracks in the early 1970's? We had a photo of it up in the orderly room, and some of the older guys who told me about it said it threw an unfuzed projo clear down to the traffic circle. Not sure if I believe that part, but I'm pretty sure I remember the rest of it right; it's been a lot of years, though... :)

Posted on September 5, 2009 at 5:08am — 9 Comments

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At 10:45am on September 18, 2013, Michael Edward Kennedy said…

Capt. Davidson spent roughly almost five months in the hospital at Nurnburg and then they reassigned him to a desk job at regiment.  I usually made a run up there about once every two weeks and made it a point of stopping in to check on him, drop off magazines, etc., then would stop in at regiment after he was released from the hospital.  I saw him a week before I ETS'd out.  They gave me a going away party the night before I left; we got kicked out of the barracks for playing kick-the-can in the hallway (100+ of us?); and I passed out after the third gausthaus.  Woke up on the plance with two huge brandy bottles under each arm (empty) and a pair of black lace panties in my jacket pocket (?).  Found out later they had flown me up to Frankfurt on a helicopter and sweet talked the Air Force into putting me on the plance because I was such a peaceful drunk..... Two weeks after I get home I discover they placed me on active reserves assigned to some special operations group outside of D.C.....

At 9:25pm on September 17, 2013, Michael Edward Kennedy said…

Yeah, that's right, you did leave from Vilseck.  I spent roughly about two months in the new barracks then the Grafenwohr Provost Marshal asked to have me temporarily reassigned to the 536th MP Co. at Graf because he was short an Assistant Patrol Supervisor - he was my college night instructor - so I spent my last year up at Graf as an MP.  Worst night was rolling for an accident call and finding out it was Capt. Davidson.  He'd fallen alsleep at the wheel and hit a tree.  Called in a chopper for him and rode all the way to Nurnburg with him.  He had extensive injuries but did make it.

At 11:07am on September 17, 2013, Michael Edward Kennedy said…

Yeah, as I matter of fact I was.  Garnica and I ran together at Fort Lewis - he was in A Company and I was in Svc. Company.  Angel Rameriz (also A Co.) used to run with us... up until he got married.  Long story short - I met his new sister-in-law at the wedding (married) and we ended up slipping away to do the dirty deed - then I kinda sorta moved in with her for awhile - her husband was in the Air Force and in Italy.  So that kinda killed the friendship with Angel - dude took it wayyyyyyyyyyyy too personal.  I was the Training NCO for HWB in Amberg and drove for LT. Erbs when we went out in the field.  Here's some other names: Rick Kaiser, Lt. Taylor, Lt Swartz, Alfred Tello... ring any bells?

At 9:12pm on September 15, 2013, Michael Edward Kennedy said…

I also happen to remember a card game one night in a tent with you, George Pintar, Sgt. "Dash Riprock" Henry, Dave Sanders, and Mosby.  Good to see you're still alive and kicking Curt.

At 11:09am on July 30, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 12:15pm on July 30, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 1:25pm on September 1, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Curt,
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.
Make sure you stop by and read the latest Tacoma Dave ‘Triva Quiz’, learn some 2nd Cav history and you can even win a kool prize.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, or any of the 5 admins listed at the top of the page, 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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