From the Editor:
Dear Fellow Dragoons!
I am writing to you to ask you to support our Association as we come to the year’s end. Because of the work that I personally have been doing with Veterans dealing with the effects of war related trauma, spanning moral injury, military sexual trauma and post traumatic stress, I have a unique perspective on the importance of our association. The work that we do at Topfield Equestrian Center encourages soldiers to find their “herd.”
We recognize our migration from civilian to soldier and the, often, difficult journey home. We have found that individual Veterans need to find their own herd, or their own tribe, to help them on this journey home. Each of us needs to have confidantes that we don’t need to explain ourselves or our experiences to but accept us as a brother or as a sister.
When we removed the dues requirement for Association membership, Bryan argued that by serving the Regiment, each of us has already paid our dues in full. Membership gains acceptance into our herd.
I genuinely believe that membership will someday save some Trooper’s life; he or she will reach out from a dark place, and another Trooper will say “stand with me and we will fight the demons together.”
Please consider donating or a pledging to support the 2d Cavalry Association as this year comes to an end.
Dragoon for Life!
The Dragoon Memorial Fund
Permanently recognizes our fallen at the Maneuver Center at Ft. Benning
The Always Ready Troop
Support the general operations of the Association
The Dragoon Troop
The scholarship fund
The 1836 Society
An endowment to preserve the history and heritage of the Regiment
For those who would like to consider the Association in their estate planning