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gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold,sorry to hear about you're recent medical problem but glad you're doing ok.hang in there and get well!"
May 6
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold,yes,i was 2nd cav from basic to discharge"
Apr 28
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"ernie,harold.i flew home in july of 1959 on a military matts airliner, the equivalent of a dc6 four engine prop job by way of preswick,scotland,gander newfinland and the to mcquire in nj.  18 hours"
Apr 27
gene gunia left a comment for Tom Costine
"tom,please let me know when you release your new book but don't wait too long I am pushing 82. you should watch and post on harry warners old timers group.every once in awhile when somebody kicks the bee hive theres a lot of…"
Apr 17
gene gunia commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"tom,is that your book "who-got the reichbank gold?" by thomas w costine.if it is, when i started reading it i could'nt put it down.all the places where meetings took place and where the loot was temporally stored, i was there.  …"
Apr 15
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"frank,brain farts are normal at our age. I havem too! I know the place where the games took place.i went past it last Friday and its only about 10 or 12 minutes from me.   gene"
Mar 26
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"frank,iv'e been here 20 years and never heard of it. there is a place in Englewood that is a place like you describe but it's called the Englewood sports complex on river road. about 15 minutes from me."
Mar 20
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"sig,welcome to sunny fl.if you're going to be any where near this area give me a holler"
Mar 17

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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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