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Russell Luppo (born:  17 October, 1923) died on 5 April, 2014.  He was a long-time member of the 2d Cavalry Association and attended many reunions.  He served in the Regiment in WWII in Gen. Patton's army.  He will be buried in Jackson, MI on 10 April.  His funeral is being handled by Desnoyer Funeral Home, Jackson, MI.  Details available online.

Bob McCorkle

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Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on April 7, 2014 at 1:14pm

Rest in Peace,Mr Russel Luppo....thankyou for your service... God Speed

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 7, 2014 at 10:25am

From the 2007 reunion. Russ Luppo is far left.

Rest in peace, trooper, your watch is over.

WW II 2nd Cavalry Regiment veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. Left to right: Russ Luppo, C/42; Roy Aldy; Boyd Crawford, C/2; Roy Bertram, B/2; Wendell Young, B/2; Martin Flaherty, H&S/42; Ernie Hawn, F/2; Larry Fransted, H&S/42; Jim Letton, Jr., H&S/42.


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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