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Paul Gargis
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  • Florence, OR
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
How Company, HHC,Bravo Troop 1st Sqdn
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E, Gate Guard and Tanker
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
June57 to Aug 62
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Had a great time as a Gate Guard, but serving in Bravo Troop was by far the best thing that ever happened to me, the leaders were fantastic and truley cared about us the soldier and that caused us to work hard to please our leaders.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired from the Army in 1978 as a Command Sergeant Major, went on to complete my Assoc. degree in Real Estate and have been selling Real Estate since 1979.
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At 10:59am on November 17, 2016, Dave Gettman said…

Awe heck, here I've been telling people for years it was RA Franke, our Elvis lookalike, in that photo.

I've got a pretty intensive project going right now I've been working on for over 6 years. I'm locating and recording all the enlistment records for the 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry from 1836-1914. I'm up to 1869-70 now, done with the A's and well into the B's. I'm listing them both chronologically and alphabetically. 1775 pages and well over 1 million words typed so far, not counting the war casualties which I am keeping in a separate file.

At 7:44pm on November 16, 2016, Dave Gettman said…

Is this the photo you are talking about, Paul? Pretty sure Roy said that was him, but it's been a few years.

As for arraigning the photos, it would be a great idea, but I don't even know if it's possible and I just haven't got the time.

At 3:46am on October 28, 2016, Robert Burns Wadley said…

Dear Paul:

I believe that you may be the only soldier who may have details of our adventure with the 2A/C, details that I have forgotten.  It would please me if you would e-mail me at otsrbwadley@arn.net so that we could catch up on a few things.  Thank you.  Robert

P.S. I was 17 then, now I am 76 years old...

At 7:53pm on October 26, 2016, Robert Burns Wadley said…

Hey Paul!  That is funny as hell.  I think the entire event goes like this:  Me and another guy were drag racing in the motor pool one fine day when the officer in charge stepped out in front of us bringing the race to a halt.  Later, the other driver and I were asked to report to HOW co. CO for disciplinary action.  I told him not to worry about anything as I had been through such things before. As it turned out, during the proceedings, I fainted dead away. I never knew the results of that meeting, but you are correct, I was suddenly a member of "B" company for the duration of that enlistment.  You know Paul, if anyone had ever advised me that those "company punishments" kept me from getting a Good Conduct medal, I might not have been such a foolish soldier.  Robert

At 7:38pm on October 26, 2016, Sigmund Fertig said…

Hi Paul, my name is Sigmund Fertig and I go by Sig and I also took basic at Ft. Meade in 57 then went to AAT at Ft.Chaffe Ark and gyro'd over to Bremehaven in Feb. 58, was with 2nd Battalion, Howitzer Company and left in March 60 .

At 7:54am on November 24, 2013, Dave Gettman said…


Do you have any details of Lt. Smith's passing, or a link to an obituary. I'd like to send it to the editor of our 2d Cavalry Association newsletter.

At 1:21am on January 8, 2013, Arthur D. Lovelace said…
May have been talking about different times. I was there from Feb. 1960 til Oct 1962. In the 2nd plt til I made Sgt then in 1st plt. Believe Sgt Jackson was my section leader in the early days. West and Glascoe and Krueger were all 2nd platoon. Good duty and good bunch of guys
At 7:12pm on January 6, 2013, Arthur D. Lovelace said…
I'm terrible with names but I do remember you fellows. Sgt Clarkson was the 1st platoon Sgt. And I was a scout section leader with Tom Chatburn being my driver. Tom was killed in Vietnam. Ran over a land mine. His name is on the Wall. Lt Wilmoth was the company CO. Good to hear from you.
At 7:50pm on December 21, 2011, Andrei Lofton said…

Thanks for the info Paul...I have passed Bills phone # off to Vernice. He was happy to hear of his old friend and was looking foward to calling him.

At 12:37pm on November 4, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…
Happy Birthday Paul

Wishing you many more!!!
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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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