SSG JESSE L. WILLIAMS

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of six soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died Dec. 17, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash. The incident is pending investigation.

Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, of Heavener, Okla.,

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and

Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, 29, of Willow Spring, N.C.

They were assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28, of Marietta, Ga., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, 30, of Elkhart, Ind., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

Spc. Terry K. D. Gordon, 22, of Shubuta, Miss., assigned to 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

For more information on Billings, Silverman, Forde, Bohler or Gordon, media may contact the 1st Infantry Division public affairs office at 785-240-1796.

For more information on Williams, media may contact the U.S. Army Europe public affairs office at 011-49-162-271-6685.

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2013 2d Cavalry Association Reunion Agenda

AGENDA

Thursday, October 3

0730 Golf at The Links at Gettysburg
1700 Registration/Welcome Reception Begins
2100 Reception Ends

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VALOROUS UNIT AWARD

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GENERAL ORDERS
NO. 2013–15 } HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
WASHINGTON, DC, 12 August 2013
VALOROUS UNIT AWARD
Section
VALOROUS UNIT AWARD…………………………I
VALOROUS UNIT AWARD (AMENDMENT)………………II
I — VALOROUS UNIT AWARD. By direction of the Secretary of the Army, under the
provisions of AR 600–8–22, paragraph 7–14, the Valorous Unit Award is awarded to the
following units of the Armed Forces of the United States for extraordinary heroism while
engaged in military operations during the period indicated:
………..
HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS TROOP,
2D SQUADRON, 2D CAVALRY REGIMENT
1 September 2007 to 31 October 2007
(to include the following assigned or attached units)
Troop E, 2d Cavalry Regiment
Troop F, 2d Cavalry Regiment
Troop G, 2d Cavalry Regiment
………..

By Order of the Secretary of the Army

RAYMOND T. ODIERNO
General, United States Army
Chief of Staff

Official:

[signed]

GERALD B. O’KEEFE
Administrative Assistant to
the Secretary of the Army

DISTRIBUTION: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for the
Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S.
Army Reserve.

[Contact the WEBMASTER for a copy of the entire order in a PDF file]

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Major General (Ret) Robert E. “Dueler” Wagner

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Obituary for Major General Robert Edwin Wagner (USA, RETIRED)

Major General Robert “Bob” Edwin Wagner died on August 14, 2013 in Smithfield, Virginia at the age of 78. General Wagner had a distinguished 33 year career in the United States Army, including two combat tours in Vietnam.

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Want To Be In A Documentary?

If you served on the border with the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment during the 1960′s, and would like to appear in a short documentary for the new Army museum being built at Ft. Belvoir, please continue reading.

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Deadline for 2d Cavalry Association 2013 Scholarship Program

$2,500 for 2013

The Association maintains a trust for the purpose of fostering the advanced education of our community’s children.

Purpose: Provide funds for associate and bachelors degree studies.

Eligibility: Any member of the 2d Cavalry Association, all active duty soldiers in the 2d Cavalry Regiment, their family members; children, or grandchildren of 2d Cavalry Association members are eligible to complete for this scholarship as well.

    Applicants must have been accepted to attend or are currently enrolled in an appropriate school (Sophomore, Junior or Senior year of Study).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications must be submitted to: dragoon67@verizon.net not later than 31 May 2013
The cover email must include the applicant’s name, address, telephone number, and how he or she meets the eligibility requirements. The applicant must also submit an essay selected from one of the topics below. This must be formatted as a MSWORD document with one inch margins and double spaced using Garamond 12 point font, not exceeding three (3) 8.5 x 11 pages and sent as an attachment to the application email. The essay should have no identifying marks such as names so that it may be judged by a blind panel. Applicants must choose one (1) of the following topics:
* The United States military is the most respected institution in the United States. Why is that?
* What is the “Profession of Arms”? Why is it important to our society?

EVALUATION AND AWARD:
The winner(s) will be announced on or before 1 July 2012. The scholarship funds will be deposited with the appropriate institution prior to the start of the 2012- 2013 academic year.

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2d Cavalry Association 2013 Scholarship Program

$2,500 for 2013

The Association maintains a trust for the purpose of fostering the advanced education of our community’s children.

Purpose: Provide funds for associate and bachelors degree studies.

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