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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Atrp 1st sqdn. 2nd. Cavalry
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach, Christensen Barracks
What MOS or job description did you have?
11delta10 romeo 8
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was 17 yrs old when I arrived. Served with some really great guys.
Tell us a little about you now.
I'm divorced I live in Bristol TN. I have 2 children.
Do you have a web site?
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Jeff Clark, Rocky Grissom, Frank Talliriço, Gary Douglas

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At 6:51pm on February 4, 2018, Dave Gettman said…

About the only way is to find someone that has it and get a copy from them. I've got a lot of roster photos that guys here have sent me, but the only one I have for Troop A is 1973.

At 10:16pm on January 31, 2018, Shannon Ryan said…

Welcome to Dragoon base James. I really enjoy going to your Race track there in Bristol one of my favorites, My daughter and son in law live in Bath Springs about  45 minutes from Pickwick dam I probably will retire in Tennessee in a couple of years.

At 4:04pm on January 31, 2018, Dave Gettman said…

We were the first ones to paint the vehicles camo, summer of 1974. I'm the skinny white-boy in the back. Camp Pitman where I spent the majority of the 14 months I was with 2ACR. I was still there the day I left Germany.

At 9:10pm on January 30, 2018, Dave Gettman said…

Yeah, D, H, and M were the tank companies when I was there. That Sheridan was a blast to drive but it could bite you quick and hard if you weren't careful.

At 4:56pm on January 30, 2018, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base, James. Did you still have the Sheridan when you were there or had it gone back to the M-60? I left the Rock (C Troop) in February 1975. Well, actually I left right from Camp Pitman.





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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