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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HQ Troop,
Where were you stationed?
Nuremberg and Bamberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
91B10 - Combat Medic 91B20 Medical Specialist
What was your rank/title?
Pvt, Spec 4 & Spec 5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1965 - 1968
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was initially stationed in Nuremberg at Merrell Barracks upon arriving in Germany. I was attached to a field medical unit. My time there was uneventful, spent most of m time repairing stretchers and sanding strecher handles. If someone knows which unit that was please advise. My 2nd duty station was in Bamberg with the 2nd Recon Sqd - 2nd Armd Cav.. Hdq Troop. Along with my buds we staffed the aide station and provided medical support to the troops of the 2nd AC. We also provided the same support to the troops rotating up to the boarder in Colberg.
Tell us a little about you now.
i'm Retired,. enjoying m life, traveling through the South West with my wife in our travel railer Over the years I' ve been a member of the AMVETS and the DAV.
Phone number (Optional).
626 968 7190
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Steve Cobla, Scott Howard

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At 10:43am on August 1, 2017, Bob Howard said…

I have a copy of my orders from Fort Sam Houston dated 18 June 1965. The following names being sent  to the 3rd Armored Medical Company. Me, you, Robert Anderson, Richard Bellavance, Richard Carroccetto, George Frank, Lavern Lowe, Herman Smith, Robert Still. We were in the 3rd AMC assigned to the 2nd Armored Cav, and had the 7th Army patch. We left New York on the USS Geiger. The other orders that sent you to Bamberg with Johnny Blunkall, Nelson Grando, Tommy Hughes, Anthony Martinez, Michael Regal, Ronald Pruyt, Francis Larkin, Lavern Lowe,Jerry St Martin. We were on the bottom floor at Merrell Barracks, I think they disbanded the 3rd Armored Medical Co, and that's why we were only there for such a short time. Do you remember we had an alert the first night we were at Merrell.

At 9:57pm on July 21, 2017, Bob Howard said…

Just read your profile, I was a medic at Merrill Barracks in 1965 assigned to the 3rd Armored Medical Company at the same time you where there. I have a copy of my orders dated 16 Aug 1965 with your name on it. I was being sent to Amberg, you and nine others to Bamberg. It's a small world...

Bob Howard

At 3:27pm on July 20, 2017, Harry Warner said…

Welcome, Richard.  I too was a medic, in Amberg and Camp Gates from 1962-1964.  



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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