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Thomas E. Taylor
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  • Augusta, GA
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Regimental Staff, Regt HHT
Where were you stationed?
Merrell Barracks, Nurnberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
Regimental Signal Officer (RSIGO)
Regimental Inspector General
Nuclear Release Authentication System (NRAS) Officer
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Best job in the Army. Many cold days and nights on border, Graf, tank gunnery, REFORGER. Served with then Major Scott Wallace, Major Bob Young, LTC John Eberle, LTC Tom Molino, COL Bill Crouch, COL John Tilelli. Inducted as member of the Honorary Squadron of 2nd Dragoons.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired Army Colonel, Farming
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At 9:55am on April 23, 2011, Bob Young said…
Tom - I fully agree younger and happier salad days - at least as i remember them, oh well, yep still At ISAF HQ as senior NATO rep for NAMSA - our J6 is a nice guy and very capable - Col Pete Gallagher, I turn 65 this year and face forced retirement - which only means another job somewhere else in Europe, Tina, my wife a retired Navy Capt has been offered a position running the American Battlefied Monument in Florence Italy, so it looks like we will move this summer - its a lovely transition type job in a lovely place, plenty of room if you drop by, please give my best to Scott and Gen Tillili if you see them, warm regards Bob
At 11:31am on November 8, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THOMAS Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 3:43am on April 14, 2010, Fred Wrede, Jr. said…
Thank you. It's good to be remembered.
It was an awesome time.

At 8:10pm on April 13, 2010, Fred Wrede, Jr. said…
Don't know if you remember me. 1/2 ACR Sqdn Commo Chief (Bindlach).
Worked as Temp Sigo after Eric "Muddy" Waters almost died in car accident.
Had the opportunity to work with LTC Bob "Darth" Young, BG Tilelli, CPT Spearman, MAJ Hamilton, MAJ Lute and MAJ Mike "Mighty Mike" Trahan.
At 12:57am on November 8, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…
Happy Birthday Thomas

Wishing you many more!!!
From all of us at DragoonBase.
At 1:17am on August 22, 2009, Dave Gettman said…
Dave Bird is also here. I've had a couple conversations with him recently.

Glad to here you will be making the reunion at Ft Knox. Should be quite the gathering.

And yes, the Honorary Squadron of 2d Dragoon's is still alive and well. The active Regiment has the current book, while the old books that have been filled reside in the Reed Museum. There is a group here for inductees. There is also an officer's club that I urge you to join. You will be getting an invitation from me, as I am the club 'bartender', at your service, sir.

I'm also the unofficial historian for the Regiment, and official editor on the Association's history and news websites. I sense you have a keen interest in 2d Cavalry history.



Toujours Pret!
Tacoma Dave
At 12:44am on August 22, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Thomas,
Welcome Sir, to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,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
At 12:37am on August 22, 2009, Dave Gettman said…
Welcome to Dragoon Base, Tom.

Quite the list of alumni you have there. At least three of them were at the last reunion, Col. (R) Eberle, Col. (R) Molino, and Gen. (R) Tilelli. They were part of the biggest gathering of Regimental Colonels ever.

Tom Molino was my troop commander in 1974, taking over C Troop from Pete Schoomaker that year. Tom just stepped down after numerous years as the 2nd Cavalry Association President. He's a member here but rarely if ever stops by. I saw him in Vilseck last November when the Regiment got back from Iraq and a bunch of us from the Association went over to welcome them home. I have his contact info if you ever need it.

Toujours Pret, sir!

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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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