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gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"dave,at  least 95% or more of us "c" co. were 2 year draftees and we were together from basic to discharge..as a result we became like family having not only former ncos but officers that retired as col's coming to our…"
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold,his name is sgt. randy durman.he was one of our di's in boot camp and also gyroed over with us and became one of our platoon sgts. in germany.he and another sgt from the west coast,george marshal,who was also one of our di"s and…"
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Shannon,thanks for the tip with the red cross.i think I will wait for the dust to settle a bit first before I call. I know there has to be a lot of immediate familly and loved ones trying to make contact. and no I don't do face book."
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Shannon,truly sorry to hear about your brothers misfortune.i just can't even imagine what they went through. one of our "c' troop members from 1957 to 1959  lives in paradise. I've called several times but the call…"
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"dave,thanks.i'm going to reserve a room but won't sign up for anything yet.at 82 april is a long ways off.but all things as they are now I hope to see all again."
Sep 22
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"dave,i didn'tsee any key word for reserving a room for the reunion at harrahs. is it just register like any other guest?   gene"
Sep 18
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"dave, happy birthday! hope your day is a real blast. we're pretty close. mine was the 25th. all hang loose cause we,re off to the moose!"
Jul 27
gene gunia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold,i was able to read it but that was also about 60 years ago for me. hell I forgot what I had for breakfast"
Jul 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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