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Not sure where to post current events such as this Stripes article.

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Comment by Dave Gettman on December 17, 2009 at 3:19pm
I hear ya.
Comment by Dave Jones on December 17, 2009 at 1:59pm
LOL, what else could I do?
Comment by Dave Gettman on December 17, 2009 at 12:14pm
Naw, we can run with it for now.

One thing Dave, even when they deploy to Afghanistan next spring/summer, there will still be 2nd Cav troops in Vilseck. They always leave a squadron at home to take care of the rear.

If you don't mind my asking, how did you end up in the Navy with a name like Davey Jones?

Comment by Jesse Kelley on December 17, 2009 at 3:15am
Do you want me to delete it???
Comment by Dave Jones on December 16, 2009 at 6:34pm
Hey, as old retired Navy Chief, I know how to shoulder blame and learn from it. My mistake. Still can't believe I didn't catch that. Guess that's why they kick us out after 20 or so. My son is in Vilseck training... you would think that would'a be a BIG clue.
Comment by Jesse Kelley on December 16, 2009 at 6:22pm
Sorry my fault, I did not notice the date either.
Comment by Dave Jones on December 16, 2009 at 6:17pm
You are correct Dave. I did not notice the date. I was wondering how part of the 2nd Cav was still in Vilseck right now and training! LOL, I'll be more careful...
Comment by Dave Gettman on December 16, 2009 at 4:54pm
This article is over two years old. Careful or you'll have some of us old farts thinking the 2nd snuck back into Iraq and is taking casualties.
Comment by Jesse Kelley on December 16, 2009 at 2:50pm
Army making progress in Baghdad despite heavy losses for 2nd Cavalry
By Mark St.Clair, Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Friday, October 12, 2007

Roadside bombs and small-arms fire in Baghdad have taken the lives of seven 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment soldiers in the Past two weeks.
Still, their brothers-in-arms have had recent success in locating weapons, bombs, and bomb-making material and taking it out of enemy hands, Army sources are reporting.
In Baghdad’s East Rashid District on Monday, members of Company G, 3rd Squadron, 2nd SCR, during anti-al-Qaida operations, were able to locate a building rigged to detonate. The resulting explosion damaged only the building, Multi–National Division–Baghdad public affairs reported in a release.
On Oct. 4, members of 2nd SCR, in conjunction with paratroops from the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, N.C., were able to successfully capture six suspected enemy fighters without firing a shot or causing an injury.
The next day, 3rd Squadron troops located several homemade bombs in various states of readiness, including a lethal fire extinguisher and an explosive-filled pot.
On Saturday, 3rd Squadron troops evacuated several residents in the Dora neighborhood and blew up two buildings that had been found wired.
“Buildings rigged to explode pose a danger to residents and security forces,” Maj. Scott Pendell, a regimental spokesperson, told MND-Baghdad public affairs. “To leave these buildings standing would endanger the residents of East Rashid in the future.”
Troops from 2nd SCR have been patrolling in the area since Sept. 16 in an effort to provide security after deploying from Vilseck, Germany’s Rose Barracks in August.

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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