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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Troop 1/2
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
Used to be 1204 -- Armored Cavalry Platoon Leader
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1972 - 1973
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Like most of us I assume -- prep for platoon tests, test, prep for border, border, prep for Graf, go to Graf, back to border, repeat :)
Tell us a little about you now.
CEO of small business -- IT
Do you have a web site?
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Chuck Sparks, Bill Barry, Irvin Lyon, Bob Alger

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At 5:00pm on March 24, 2014, STEPHEN P. ROMAN said…

Hi Gerald, yes I saw your comment on Jan Harpole's page and thought I remembered you from Camp King. I spoke to Jan briefly on Friday and it was good to hear his voice after 20+ years - we were both at Camp King in the late 80s. Amazing how quickly we advance thru time. After, leaving Camp King I did Advanced Course, I did my battalion staff and more CO time, reverted back to basic branch, 3 years USMC, Naval War college, advanced degree programs through DOD, with studies at U of London and Cambridge, as a way for us to reach into Yugoslavia prior to Wall coming down - fun program.Medically retired officially 98, as an 05. You mentioned Franklin Glunn - I loved that guy. He was instrumental in getting me into the M/CI job, and then into the Joint Service program. He was such a personable man. Gerald  I really appreciate your responding to my inquiry. If you have time I'd appreciate hearing from you. Steve Roman

At 10:02am on March 21, 2014, STEPHEN P. ROMAN said…

Hi Gerald David,
Just a note from the past, long ago past, I think we were both at Camp King in the early 70s - that is a long time ago. If you are that Gerry David I hope you and yours are well, propsperous, and happy. And, even if you aren't that Gerry David, my best wishes. Steve Roman

At 2:53pm on February 13, 2012, Dennis Guthrie said…

I was there between 63 and 65.  Was Regina still working in the snack bar when you were there.  She was my girl friend for a couple years.

At 7:07pm on September 7, 2011, Bill Barry said…


Did you receive the 2d Cav Assoc. reunion reservation by email giving the events of Nov 10-13?



At 9:18pm on October 26, 2010, Bill Barry said…

Just signed on and found that you and Jan each have a birthday today. Congrats and hope you had a great one!

All the best to you and Bonnie. Will see you once we get back from the Cape (sometime in November)

At 2:26pm on October 26, 2010, Jan Hess Harpole said…

Happy birthday. Hope all is well with you.

At 1:56pm on October 26, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…


Wishing you many, many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 2:52pm on April 3, 2010, Cosme Guzman-Torres said…
Hi Gerald. I left C troop april 1970. The fir he left C troop in 1973 st Sergeant was Ted M Groupe. I found him in Arizona and talk with him few days ago he is 80 years now
At 11:09pm on December 2, 2009, Douglas E. Nash said…
Yes, that was SGT Sarro all right - he used to hound us newbies mercilessly - he was a pretty tough nut, all things considered. I ran into him about 7 years later when I was a 1LT - he vaguely remembered me. By that time, he was a SFC & working as a Drill Sergeant over in the 1st Armor Training Brigade at Ft. Knox. Looking back, it's amazing that so many senior positions were filled by rather junior personnel - SGTs doing SFC jobs and so on. But it worked - despite all the troubles & turmoil the Army experienced in those days, when we had to go to the field, everyone busted their butts to get the job done as best they could. Most of the problems we had back then were probably due to boredom & monotony, and not because they were bad soldiers. I was really proud of our platoon & our Track Commanders, even though I was just a PFC & loader.
Toujours Pret,
Doug Nash
At 11:09pm on November 29, 2009, Jim Mitchell said…
I got there in April of 74 and was assigned as 3rd Plt Ldr for a few months. When Ford was moved to from 2nd Platoon to XO, I became the 2nd Plt. Ldr. SFC Skipper was my Plt. Sgt. in 3rd Platoon. I think SFC Lyons may have been the 1st Plt Sgt. and Andy Stilley was the 1st Plt. Ldr. when I first arrived in C Troop. Gene Boesch was the XO when I first got there. I exchanged some emails with Ford a few years back, but nothing recently.

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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.


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