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At 9:19pm on July 4, 2020, George Crump (Chief) said…

At 9:10pm on July 4, 2020, George Crump (Chief) said…

Hi Charles -  hope you had a good 4th of July -  were you involved with the program called Gyro Move?  the first one was in 1955-58 when they sent 100 troopers from the 3rd ACR  stationed at Fort Meade to assume the duties of the 2nd ACR in Germany, then after three years they send the 3rd ACR back to Fort Meade. Another Gyro move was done in 1961-68 this time the 3rd ACR brought with them the new M-113 APC.and 1000 troopers with family on a PCS Move. Gyro Move became the Reforges exercises,- I did find some old photos of 3rd Bn - Chief.  

At 1:36pm on July 2, 2020, George Crump (Chief) said…

Hi Charles -  I think you and Harold on old-timer site had the same MOS,.both of you were in comm.  again do you have any photos you would like to share, -  I assume there was a lot of war damage to see, attach pictures of the Rock in the 50s - have a great 4th -  Chief

At 1:43pm on June 30, 2020, George Crump (Chief) said…

Hi Charles - please join us at the old timers site, do you have any pictures you could Share with us?  I did find photos of that switch they did between the 2nd and the 3rd Sq.and then back to the 2nd.-  Dragoon for life - Chief      

At 3:14pm on February 18, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLES Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 1:41pm on February 18, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
From one old timer to another Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!
At 11:55am on February 18, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

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Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 10:18am on November 2, 2009, Sigmund Fertig said…
Teah i remember the story about the merril baracks going 7 storys deep at one time although the story was never confirmed. I went to Communications school at Nurenberg, spent time at soldiers field and the Kongresshalle and the great Octoberfests even though I was not much of a beer drinker and can't stand the taste of it now. Check out my pictures if you already haven't.
At 7:34pm on November 1, 2009, Sigmund Fertig said…
Toujours Pret, My name is Sigmund Fertig took basic at Ft.Meade in 57 then to Artillery school at Ft. Chaffee then back to the cav and gyrod over to relive the 3rd. Stationed in Bamberg 58/60. Now retired and livin the good life in California and lovin it
At 12:20pm on November 1, 2009, Dave Gettman said…
Glad to see you took me up on my invitation Charles. Welcome to Dragoon Base. I see you wasted no time making yourself at home. Hope to hear lots of stories from you.

Sure was nice being over there when you could get five deutschmarks for a dollar. You hand a dollar to a German now days and he just looks at you like you expect something for it.
At 9:19pm on October 31, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Charles,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie, Officers Club, F-Trp., Amberg, Medics, etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site (ie,photos,links,ect) in the Forum.
Make sure you stop by and read the latest Tacoma Dave ‘Triva Quiz’, learn some 2nd Cav history and you can even win a kool prize.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, or any of the 5 admins listed at the top of the page, or just yell out, another member may be able to help you.
And our only wish, ‘Keep it clean’, use our Real names/with Pictures (pix from back in the day, work best for searching for Brothers, but any picture will do).
And that you please tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,
Jesse Kelley

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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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