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I was asked by an Old E. German about our Spot Lamps on the M-60. He wanted to know why the light was Pink and what kind of Lamp it was, Mercury or Sodium.

I don't know, 

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We lit our 1SG one nite at Hohenfels pissing off the front steps of the barracks after he bitched out the troop for the same thing

which one

would that have been top Flores Mike?

Mike...that would be him. The one and only 1SG Eugenio Padilla-Flores!

Best top I ever served with.

He was all about the "tough love" for his soldiers. Hard when he needed to be but a fun guy when you stayed out of trouble. Always remember the same payday safety briefing..."one drink makes you a man, two drinks makes you a lion, and three drinks makes you a pig."






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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