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Leslie (Gene) Hughes
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
M Company
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
11 E (Tanker)
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
March 1975- July 978
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Great times that were easy to understand. Border camps/fest tents/and Gunneries
Tell us a little about you now.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Malgia French, (Frenchie) Jack Caton, Tom Covar

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At 10:06pm on January 6, 2017, Shannon Ryan said…

Well Leslie, you are a lot closer to the reunion in Virginia now that you have moved. We could use some more M co. representation K trp. seems to have the most guys there and I think we could do better. Tommy Covar made it to the last one he is retired as well. I am going to work a bit longer and then leave California and relocate to a more retirement friendly state. I got to M co. in May of 78 a brand new cruit , you were so short by then you probably could not even see me LoL. I remember a couple of guys on your list Sgt. French Sgt. Covar.  C-4-1 Fort Knox Kentucky Feb 78 to may 78. Boot camp.

At 8:36pm on January 6, 2017, Leslie (Gene) Hughes said…
Hey Troopers

I have been a member for over a year and I think it is time to post finally. I enjoy reading every post and it brings back memories. I have relocated from the high desert of California to right outside Ft. Knox, Ky. I am fully retired now and have plenty of time to respond if messaged.
Toujours Pret"
At 8:21am on August 31, 2015, Richard Breyman said…

SP/4  Breyman Richard R Mco. 3rd plt.    Capt Hill was CO   Lt. Marcy was XO....same sgt Hughes????

At 6:26am on May 5, 2015, Robert E Harrell said…

Welcome!!  You showed up In March...I got there in October....which platoon were you in??

At 9:46am on May 4, 2015, Sigmund Fertig said…

Good morning and welcome to the troopers home page, where is Helendale located, I'm in Hemet in the lower desert just across the mountain from Palm Springs to the west !


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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