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gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"sig,i too sailed from Baltimore but on the the buckner. I didn't realize that both ships were there and I also remember those super high waves."
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"sig,guess we were on the same cruise. seems like only yesterday I was standing on the fantail watching the good old us of a fading away from view."
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"lowest we had down here in port charlotte where I am was about 45 getting up into the low 60's. 62 right now and pleasant in the sun with just  a sweatshirt..hang loose we're off to the moose for a few."
Jan 6
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"would like to wish all the 2nd ac troopers a very safe,happy and healthy xmas and new year"
Dec 24, 2017
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"frank, sounds good"
Dec 17, 2017
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"sig, I too went over on the buckner, which is no longer. through the internet I found that it has been scrapped.in early july 1959  all but about a hundred of us got their orders to depart Germany and to sail home.well I was one of the hundred…"
Dec 16, 2017
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"sig,you were lucky to get topside. we could go out but were on the lower decks.do you remember those three really bad days when we had 55 foot seas. that almost 800 foot ship bobbed around like a cork.are you anywhere around selinas? we had an…"
Dec 14, 2017
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"frank, when you get to this area and if you have some extra time post me and see if we can hook up for a visit. or lunch."
Dec 13, 2017

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
c co 1st bn 2nd acr
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
13310 scout
What was your rank/title?
spec 4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1957 to 1959
Tell us a little about your cav days.
ahhh!. just to many things to write about. i'll just say it was a very rewarding experience. had a great circle of friends back then and still do today. because about 95% of us were draftees,we all took basic together as a bn,went to germany and all came back together. as a result we still have an annual c co reunion.
i truly loved border duty at hoff and kronach and especialy voulunteer duty on bird wing.
Tell us a little about you now.
retired from dupont. originally from nj and now living in florida. not as good as i used to be but i can still put away a few beers! i used my gi bill to get my commercial pilots license with single, multiengine and instrument ratings and then my certified instructers licence for single and multiengine land aircraft. i instructed for about five years part time at the same flight school where i took all my training. folded my wings in 2000
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At 2:50pm on December 25, 2013, Tom E. Williams said…

I was just wondering if you lived near him or near me ,  I live in Perry, Fl  but I think you live closer to Frank Mosley in Tampa

At 2:22pm on December 25, 2013, Tom E. Williams said…

Where do you live in Fl.  Robb actually lived in Ft. White, Fl

At 9:25pm on September 14, 2013, Harry Warner said…
Many years ago my wife and I had dinner at The Sweetwater Casino. It burned down a long time ago.
At 12:46pm on October 16, 2011, Harry Warner said…
Is that Monroe Township in Gloucester County?  My wife and I lived in Sicklerville before retiring in Mays Landing.
At 12:17pm on October 16, 2011, Harry Warner said…

Welcome Gene,

Glad you found your way over to the Oldtimers.  Where and when did you live in NJ?  I'm in Mays Landing now but have lived many places here in my younger days.

At 1:11am on January 2, 2009, Robb Russell said…
I worked in Port Charlotte , Northport , Englewood and Venice for several years.
At 8:24am on November 25, 2008, Robb Russell said…
Welcome to the base Gene. I know your part of Florida pretty well . I lived in Venice /Sarasota for 7 years and today live up by Lake City.
At 3:41am on November 25, 2008, Jesse Kelley said…
Toujours Pret Gene,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase and we are happy to see you here. Please tell all your friends about us.



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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