Now is your chance to become a member of the 2d Cavalry Association for FREE!!

All you need to do is click on the link and register. Simple as that. Click on: JOIN NOW!

Current members of the Association are grandfathered into the new system so no action on your part is needed.

MEMBERSHIP includes a free subscription to the THOROUGHBRED newsletter.

Due to the fact that the Association will no longer collect membership dues, we need your generous donations more than ever to fund the numerous projects the Association sponsors, projects such as:

Dragoon Scholarship – Every year the 2d Cavalry Association presents a $2500 scholarship in an essay contest open to any current or former member of the 2d Cavalry Regiment or members of their family, actively attending college courses. It is hoped to increase this to two or more scholarships per year.

Regimental Awards – The 2d Cavalry Association annually funds awards presented to active duty 2d Cavalry Regiment Soldiers, including the HARVAY AWARD, presented by the Second Cavalry Association to the most outstanding Junior Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Regiment.

Wounded Warriors – The 2d Cavalry Association continues to provide support, both personal and financial, to our wounded 2d Dragoon warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Fallen Dragoon Memorial – The 2d Cavalry Association funded the Fallen Dragoon Memorial at Rose barracks, Vilseck, Germany, honoring the fallen 2d Dragoons of OIF 2003-05, OIF 2007-08, OEF 2010-11, and OEF 2012-13, and funds the upkeep of the memorial.

Reed Museum – The 2d Cavalry Association has funded several projects by the 2d Cavalry Regiment’s Reed Museum and presents the museum with an annual grant for purchase of artifacts.

These are just a few of the many projects your DONATIONS make possible.

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Dragoon Newsletter

Here are the Dragoon Newsletters in downloadable PDF files. Just click on the links to read them online or download to your computer for access offline.

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Gulf War Illness Research Update

Gulf War Illness Research Update

The Department of Veterans Affairs War Related Illness and Injury Study Center currently has several research studies that may be of interest to Operation Desert Shield/Storm veterans and non-deployed

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2nd Cavalry Regiment receives the Meritorious Unit Citation for Afghanistan deployment

October 1, 2015
By Sgt. William A. Tanner, 2CR Print Journalist

ROSE BARRACKS, Germany — In a dimly lit Traditions Room, located at Reed Museum, several squadron commanders and sergeants major belonging to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stood in a horseshoe formation as they quietly waited for a ceremony to start.

Read more here: 75th Battle Streamer

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Trevor Earns His Spurs

Story by SSG Jennifer Bunn

Vilseck, Germany – The tradition of an Army Trooper earning their spurs dates back to the beginning of the cavalry when newly enlisted Soldiers learned how to ride their horses without spurs so they did not harm the animal.

Today, to earn their silver spurs, cavalry squadrons conduct ‘spur rides’; a day in which Soldiers are tested on their proficiency of common military tasks and skills while pushed to physical exhaustion.

Within the ranks of 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment on Aug. 27 was Trevor Pedersen. A precocious 8 year old who got out of the first week of third grade to find out what it is like to be a Soldier.

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Janis Lynn Bewley

Our sincere condolences go out to 2d Cavalry Association president Bill Bewley on the loss of his sister, Janis Lynn Bewley, August 21, 2015.

A. F. Crow Funeral Home
201 East Washington St.
Glasgow, Kentucky 42141
Phone: (270) 651-2080
Fax: (270) 629-2769
Email: crowfuneralhome@glasgow-ky.com

Funeral: 2:00pm Tuesday, 8-25-15 @ A. F. Crow & Son
Interment: Bowles Cemetery

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2d Cavalry Association 2015 Valley Forge Reunion


Time: October 1, 2015 at 12pm to October 4, 2015 at 12pm
Location: Wyndham Garden Hotel
Street: 815 N Pottstown Pike
City/Town: Exton, PA
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/p…
Event Type: reunion
Organized By: Tim White – Reunion Chairman – Twhite@guidonleader.com 717-475-6406
You are invited to the 2015 Reunion of the 2d Cavalry Association. In early October, we will gather in Valley Forge, PA to renew our relationships with old comrades and make new friends.

We will open on Thursday the 1st of October with the opportunity for golf at a private club in the area. That afternoon we will register and enjoy a reception for all. Over the next two days you can tour historical Philadelphia and Valley Forge or be part of the QVC experience. All the while we will share our common service history and tell tall tales about our youthful adventures in the 2d Cavalry. The event will culminate at the Reception and Banquet on Saturday evening.

Learn more by clicking on the Get More Information or Register Now by clicking on that link.

If you can’t make it tell us that by clicking on I can’t make it.
(Best Excuse will get a FREE Custom Reunion Baseball Cap.

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I can’t make it

If you still have questions after visiting the More Information link please contact Tim White or me.

Finally, thank you for your attention and response. I am looking forward to seeing you, your family and your battle buddies in Valley Forge.

Toujours Pret!

Chris Golden

2d Cavalry Association


Tim White

Reunion Chairman



LTG H. R. McMaster, former commander of Eagle Troop, 2/2ACR during the Battle of 73 Easting, will be a featured speaker at the reunion. Gen. McMaster is currently serving as Deputy Commanding General, Futures/Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, Fort Eustis, VA.

Click here for the : OFFICIAL AGENDA

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Maj. Gen. John R. Landry (Ret.)


Courtesy of Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home

John R. Landry passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Inova Fairfax Hospital after a short but courageous battle with cancer. John was surrounded by his loving family and is survived by Margaret Hans, his wife of over 52 years, his son Sean and daughter-in-law Sumataya, his son Scott and daughter-in-law Jacki, and his beautiful grandchildren Sara, Kylie and Samantha. He also leaves behind his sister Diane Gill, his brother Louis Landry and his sister Maria Wellisch.

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