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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Trp, 1st Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Christensen Barracks (The Rock), Bindlach, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
(P)11E20R8 M551A1 Sheridan driver
(S) 95B20 Military Policeman
What was your rank/title?
E-3, E-2, E-3
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Jan 1974-Feb 1975
Tell us a little about your cav days.
If I told you, I'd have to kill you. You wouldn't believe me anyway.
Tell us a little about you now.
Still the same crazy bastard I was back then, just a lot slower and a little meaner.
Do you have a web site?
http://home.comcast.net/~deddygetty2/
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Lester Paul (found; he's deceased), Harry Watt (found), Paul Garcia (found; he's deceased), Dan "Mac" MacDonald (found; he's deceased), Marty Banning (found here), William "Tiny" Hayden (found here), Marty Buss and the rest of the party room at the end of the hall.

1LT Andy Stilley (found in Texas but lost again), 1SG Jack Miller (found here), CPT (Ret. COL) Tom Molino (found here), SSG Ken Webb, SGT Jim Cain (found here), SSG Rick "Butch" Cassidy (found here), SGT Brian Conlon (found here), SGT Donley French and SGT Dennis French (twins), Dennis Fullerton, Jerome Hess (found here), Scott Hippe (found here), SGT Larry Kissel (found here), PVT Mike Paige, SP/4 Brian Parten (found here), SGT Bob Ryan (found here), SGT Rick Reames (found here), SP/4 Cary Ley (found here), LT Jim Mitchell (found here)...I know there are several more I missed and more that are already here, but the mind gets foggy.

This was probably the last thing SSG Brow saw before I hit him with a flying tackle and put out his flames just past the first hour of July 25, 1974.  I think I must have still had this same expression as I ran away from C15 just seconds before it blew up.

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At 2:51pm on September 27, 2021, Rafael Pabon said…

Hello Dave!!  Have you see any write-up by the 2d Cavalry Association on the passing of CSM Ned Deveraux and/or his contributions to the Regiment?  He was the editor of the Association periodical for many years too!  

At 10:33am on July 27, 2021, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Brother, I hope everything is going well with you and your family. See you in Georgia.

At 11:26pm on April 7, 2021, Richard Beam (his daughter here) said…

Thanks for posting on the Facebook page, I would love to see the comments. I am trying to join the group. Thanks again!

At 8:54pm on December 14, 2020, Thomas G. Carlson said…

what is the need for capacity.  Maybe we could start a money drive once we figure our needs

At 11:32pm on December 12, 2020, Gerard Wandolowski said…

I got a message from 

J Mclaughlin's Page says 

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on where his email is  for the full details.
Have a nice day
Thanks God bless. Scammers are using this same message around the internet to get money from your bank saying you win money. I speak German and this persons Englisch is terrible. I served on the Rock in Bindlacher Burg Delta Company also helped with head start German since I spoke it anyway. Harry Mills was my tank commander. I was the driver. He told me that when I drove it was like driving on a cloud. I am the only one who like going to the wash rack. 

The reason I have 3 accounts is keep forgetting passwords lol

At 4:12pm on July 27, 2020, Harry Warner said…

Yo Dave, Happy Birthday! Hope you’re doing okay out there.  

At 1:21pm on July 27, 2020, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Dra made it another year. Enjoy your day to the fullest. I will drink one of my German dark wheats that I have stashed away in your honor today.

At 5:12pm on July 26, 2020, Joe Sellner said…

Hi Dave! Been awhile since I have seen or heard from you! Hope your doing well in the midst of what we now call life! Tojours Pret Brother!

At 9:48am on June 22, 2020, Kevin Seidl said…

Hi Dave, Would rather communicate via Email directly. Can you reach out to me at

kevinseidl@momentumfleetservices.com 

At 3:57am on May 3, 2020, Jim Ward said…

Dave, if you go to Dave Gray's page he has a Company picture of D Co from 1991 that is just the size you are looking for. 

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"Hahahahahaha, probably NOT!!!! Glad to see the Giants are one in a row in the win column though."
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Dave Gettman commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Well, what really ticked me off when he came in to play was that the offensive line finally decided to block. They never do that for Wilson."
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"Your guess is as good as mine, Harry. I call it shocking or glaring green. Neon green fits it good too. Russell had surgery yesterday on his finger for a ruptured tendon. Supposed to be out at least 6-8 weeks. Probably my fault because I jinxed him…"
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Dave Gettman commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"I'm starting to get used to the uniforms. I even have a matching hoodie, but it is hard on the eyes when I wear it. The loss was pretty tough to take and Wilson's injury was hard to swallow."
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Dave Gettman commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hahahahaha!!!! No problem, Andy, the Sea-chickens are off to a rough start. I ordered one of the reunion shirts since I won't be making it this year. Really hate to miss this one after working so hard towards the monument."
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Dave Gettman commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Andy, it's a special store set up just for reunion orders and will close before the reunion. That's when all the orders will ship."
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"Hello Dave!!  Have you see any write-up by the 2d Cavalry Association on the passing of CSM Ned Deveraux and/or his contributions to the Regiment?  He was the editor of the Association periodical for many years too!  "
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Dave Gettman commented on Robert M. Lavoie's group NFL NASCAR BASEBALL AND MORE - Trash Talk?
"Heartbreaking end to that game, Ernie, Harry."
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2D CAVALRY MUSEUM UPDATE

For the twisted few of you out there like me who have lost anal retention over the closing of the 2d Cavalry's Reed Museum in 2006, I have some good news. Things are finally moving forward towards getting the "Reed" opened up again in Vilseck, Germany, after being in limbo for three years.



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Don Stivers, one of the premiere artists in the world on the subject of US military history, and long time friend of the 2nd Cavalry, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2009, while undergoing a heart procedure.



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