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William Penn Brown
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  • Trinity, NC
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
I co later changed to L troop 3rd Sqdn.
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
Tank Crewman
What was your rank/title?
Specialist -5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Jan 1960 to March 1963
Tell us a little about your cav days.
went from PFC to Spec-5 while I was there. We did a round robin type of training. spent a Month in Amberg,a month in Grafenwhor and a month on the Border. Would split troop in half when we went to the Border. Had some great times and loved every minute of it.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired From the Army as SSG. I retired from the US post Office also. Went to Vietnam in 1966 and received the purple heart. On disability now because of Agent Orange. I came back to North Carolina and got married to a wonderful woman and have been married for fifty years. Two children and five grand children. Life has been good.
Do you have a web site?
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Gerald R Buckner, James Milford, Donald R. Baker,and anyone else from troop L from that time period.

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At 10:03am on March 31, 2013, John G Boyd said…

You speak german?

I have often wondered how much better of an experience that I may have had if I knew the language? But I understand (?) German is difficult to learn, and I am not facile in learning languages, just barely know english. Took 4 yrs Spanish in jr hi and hi skool, but still could not get to the "conversant" level, cause couldn't "think" in Spanish, and always had to try to translate back and forth - too difficult a process for conversation as you can imagine. 

At 9:56am on March 31, 2013, John G Boyd said…

Sir I have had a "friend request" for a while now, I will leave it active and not "withdraw" as I believe you probably have not seen it. I would  be honored if you accept. Thanks.

At 12:42pm on January 27, 2013, Harry Warner said…
Good morning and Happy Birthday. Looking at your picture from 1960, I am almost certain that our paths crossed, either in Amberg or Gates. Weren't too many around with dimples like that. Hope you have a great day.
At 4:02pm on January 5, 2013, John G Boyd said…

William Penn Brown


the procedure was done Dec 4th 2012

At 4:01pm on January 5, 2013, John G Boyd said…

William Penn Brown,

The VA did some procedure, I will get the name of it soon and let you know, but alot of relief, not the hell

that I was going thru but at least the pain medicine is moderately effective now when I  get great pain.

I may be asking you about the implant thing for sure.

Thanks for  being with me an being my friend when I was so, so. so very sick. Brother. 

At 7:22pm on December 9, 2012, John G Boyd said…

William Penn Brown Come on over and spend some time in oldtimers, I am there almost daily.

At 7:15pm on December 9, 2012, John G Boyd said…

William Penn Brown,

I had a procedure at the VA on Dec 4th - Good Pain Reduction, then the other day I tried to move a box and it gave me a sharp pain like a spasm. They are very bothersome, but my overall pain is relieved to a large extent. I hope whatever I "did" heals up.

thanks for your interest man. I was in horrendous pain for 8 months, the pain and pain meds took over my life; probably the worst pain I have ever experienced

Thank You for your interest, and I am sorry it took me so long to find your message..

At 11:05am on November 5, 2012, John G Boyd said…

William Penn Brown,

I have been dagnosed with lower spinal stenosis; for now; more CaT ScAnS to come and more docs to see!!

Contractors here now, so I gotta quit. I will be back later in the day; but Thanks for your shout out and your interest.

At 2:25pm on September 19, 2012, Harry Warner said…
Glad to see you made over to the Oldtimers. It tends to get deep over here, so keep your waders handy.
At 2:22am on September 19, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…

Ol Bill gif lgToujours Pret William

Welcome home Trooper.
The Dragoonbase.com, has
plenty of updated features
(HTML and format friendly), lots of sub-groups,
(Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the
always busy Oldtimers club).
Also links for “2nd Cavalry Assn.”
News and History Centers.

Robb Russell has posted some tips for
navigating the site(ie,photos,links,ect)
in the Forum.

Please feel free to stop by and read the
latest “Tacoma Dave's ‘Triva Quiz’”,
you can learn some 2nd Cav history,
and you could even, win a kool prize.

If you need any help, you may contact
Robb Russell, or any of the 5 admins listed
at the top of the page, or just yell out,
another member may be able to help you.

And our only wish is to,
‘Keep it clean’.
Use your real name and picture,
(pix from back in the day,work best
for searching for Brothers),
but any picture will do.

And that you please tell all your friends
about, where to find the DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base,
and for your Service and Dedication,
to Our Great Country.

Jesse Kelley
F Troop 2/2ACR





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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