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frank collins
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  • Fresno, CA
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach West ermany
What MOS or job description did you have?
45 delta mechanic
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Jan 1984-Sep 1985
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was the "extra" mechanic so I worked with 4 others and we painted all the vehicles on base, after that I was assigned the tool room.
Cav days, The "Sawmill" was the rocking club downtown. I remember being cold. Oh so cold. The buddies I hung out with James Taylor was my roomie I would like find him.

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Hey "Rock" buddies.

I was there Jan 84-Sept. 85 The wall was up, the snow was cold.

Anyway. There was another buddy, I won't say who, who is struggling now. Unemployed, losing his house and has a pressing medical problem Which makes it difficult to find work,. Any amount of money,( $5.00 from a lot of people should would go far for him.) I have not asked for money before but did you ever wonder if everybody you knew sent you only $5.00 how much you would get? I won't ask again…


Posted on February 24, 2012 at 8:07pm


"Always Ready" salute.

Just something to add, perhaps it jogs a few memories.

In December of 83 I got my orders from Fort Sill that I would be finishing out my next 20 months in Europe, of course I had put in for CA or Hawaii. But Europe would be an adventure. (Army knew best) I would leave Jan 17th never forget the date

I wore more Dress Green very proud, heard a few positive comments in the civilian airports, proud PFC a few medals, ribbons etc that civilians had very little clue… Continue

Posted on August 1, 2010 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment


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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