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.Read More
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
Funeral: 2:00pm Tuesday, 8-25-15 @ A. F. Crow & Son
Interment: Bowles Cemetery
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.
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.
2d Cavalry Association
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.
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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.Read More
For many years until traveling got to be too much for him, Merritt volunteered at his own expense to go all over the country and often overseas to play his bagpipes at 2d Cavalry ceremonies and funerals.
He first joined the Regiment as a young PFC at Merrill Barracks in 1954 with Battery B, 70th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, which became 1st Howitzer Battery while Merritt was with them. He was standing on the parade field in uniform 50 years later when Howitzer Battery’s colors were cased at Fort Polk, Louisiana to become 4th Squadron Artillery Hell.
A retired attorney and long time life member of the 2d Cavalry Association, Merritt was instrumental with the legal aspects of incorporating the 2d Cavalry Association. His dedication, devotion, service and contributions to both the 2d Cavalry Regiment and the 2d Cavalry Association are unmatched. He will be sorely missed.
Haigh-Black Funeral Home of Ormond, Florida are handling the arrangements. A viewing will be held on Monday 18 May, from 1600 – 1800, at the funeral home. The address is 167 Vining Ct, Ormond Beach, FL 32176.
The Funeral will be held on Tuesday 19 May 2015 at 1300 at Palm Cemetery, in Winter Park Florida. There will be a graveside ceremony only. Click here for maps and directions: http://www.haigh-black.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1579247Read More
Story by Maj. Neil Penttila
Photo by Sgt. William Tanner
ROSE BARRACKS, Germany – The 2nd Cavalry Regiment has the Best Scout Squad in the Army and they have the trophy to prove it.
A six-man team representing 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment bested eighteen other teams from across the United States Army to take home the coveted William J. Gainey Cup at Fort Benning, Georgia, May 8, 2015. The winners were selected by rigorously testing the Trooper’s knowledge, tactical competence, and fortitude in the fundamentals of reconnaissance and security operations according to the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence’s website.Read More
It’s time to get your entries in for the 2d Cavalry Association 2015 Scholarship Program.
Please click on the link for details.Read More