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gene gunia
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gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"dave, I saw all the messages about your heart problem and everyones right you need to have it checked out. i want to make sure you make the reunion so we can have our biannual shot.i don't like drinking alone. i have my room reserved but i…"
Dec 11, 2016
gene gunia is attending Dave Gettman's event

2017 2d Cavalry Association Reunion at Woodlands Hotel and Suites

April 27, 2017 at 9am to April 30, 2017 at 12pm
2d Cavalry Association Reunion Registration is now openApril 27-April 30, 2017The Dragoon 2017 reunion preparations are in full swing.  The host hotel is the Woodlands Hotel and Suites, 105 Visitor Center, Williamsburg, VA.  To book rooms please visit http://resweb.passkey.com/go/42150   or call 800-261-9530, Monday - Friday 8:30-5:00. If you call, be sure to mention Booking ID 42150 to ensure you get the convention rate.   To…See More
Sep 28, 2016
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"hey harry! happy birthday from one joisey guy to another. around fourish will be cocktail here and i'll hoist one for you....or maybe two or whatever.have a great day"
Sep 13, 2016
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"harry,i know rt 50 goes by you. we used to go through there dam near every weekend when we had our summer place near sea isle.used to have lunch at mc donalds next to walgreens.any how you can google frog hollow bakery in ocean view. aabout a half…"
Sep 5, 2016
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"hey harry and dave,thanks for the input. it's just that I met this guy that laid a load of yarn on me and I just don't believe him. harry did you ever get doughnuts at the frog hollow bakery on route 50 in dennis township? it's stuff…"
Sep 5, 2016
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"dave.is there a site to find out if a person was in the military?....gene"
Sep 4, 2016
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"herald., that was a 45cal. so called grease gun. that what it looked like.there was one 30 cal. machine gun on the jeep.    gene g"
Aug 16, 2016
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"hey dave, happy birthday!..what day was it. I just turned 80 on the 25th             gene"
Jul 27, 2016

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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

7th Colonel of the Regiment John P. Hatch

26 June 1881 - 9 January 1886



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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