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June 2012 Blog Posts (1)

Great Times

Let's define great times:  Sleeping in a turret with 2 other guys, none of you have had a shower in 3 weeks; heating C-Rats by wrapping a wire hanger around the can and holding it in front of the exhaust from the heater (summer time, when it worked); freezing your but off, because in winter time, the heater quit; pulling the tank into defilade so you could stand behind it in the exhaust and get warm; the tendency for them to blow the squadron out on Saturday, at 2 am, after a Friday pay-day;…


Added by Nathan Shepard on June 26, 2012 at 9:01am — 5 Comments

Colonels of the Regiment

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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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