Click photo to enlarge Long time 2nd Cavalry friends, artist Don Stivers and his wife Bev, receive awards from Roger Jones, Second Cavalry Association, at the November 2007 Association Reunion. Mr. Stivers was presented with the Noble Patron of Armor award, and Mrs. Stivers received the Order of St. Joan D’Arc.

With the war in Iraq entering a new stage of accelerated violence, the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment is again suffering losses.

Yesterday the military community as a whole suffered an unexpected loss on the home front as well.

I received an e-mail from Roger Jones, Second Cavalry Association, relaying the sad news of the passing of Bev Stivers, long time friend and supporter of our Association and our Regiment.

Bev Stivers and her husband, world famous military artist Don Stivers, were honored in November at the Second Cavalry Association reunion. A tireless pair in their efforts to record the military history of the United States in beautiful paintings, some of which portray our Regiment in different periods of our country’s history, their labors are timeless. For many years examples of these fine works have been seen in our Regimental Headquarters, the Reed Museum, and gracing installations around the world, transporting the viewer to another time and place in history. Donations and sales of prints have greatly increased the wealth of program opportunities for the Second Cavalry Association and numerous other military organizations, and the prints themselves have provided a wealth of knowledge for historians and military buffs alike.

Mrs. Stivers passed away peacefully at home with her husband at her side after a long day of doing what they both loved so dearly. She will be greatly missed by family, friends, the military community, and a grateful public.

On behalf of the staff at the Second Cavalry Association News Center, I would like to express sincerest condolences to the family. May peace be with you.

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