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Richard McKnight
  • Male
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
US Army Health Clinic
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
We had a great time at the clinic. All the units were served as well as we could.
My ex-wife Carol McKnight taught at the school helping do GED's
Tell us a little about you now.
Nurse in Palm Springs CA
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
SSGT Kirby

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At 11:43am on September 16, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 2:39am on September 16, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 9:06pm on July 25, 2010, Richard McKnight said…
Thanks Sigmund. I saw your name and it brought back German. Fertig is "done" isn't it?
At 7:31pm on July 25, 2010, Sigmund Fertig said…
Welcome Richard from a trooper in Hemet, just over the hill!
At 5:21pm on July 25, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Seen your note to C. Damon.Your right when we there the Ring Cafe was our favorite also.My wife and I would go there at least once a week.Last time we went back 2002 it wasn't there if I remember it's a different place.Next time we go back maybe this fall we have to check out that Banhof Rest. you told Damon about.Dr.Banks lives 10 minutes from our home.Now he is at a retirement comm.He had a bad stroke some 30 years ago .He was an eye Doctor before.
At 8:16pm on July 24, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Richard, welcome to the site .I was at Pond Barracks 9/69---3/71.When were you there in 1971???Also from the dispensery do you remember the German DR. Barota and Captain Nelson Banks??Did you work with these guys??I'll tell you about Nelson if you worked with him. Look for old buddies and have fun on the site.Have any names from guys from years ago?
At 7:12pm on July 24, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…




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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