If you would like to make a donation to the Second Cavalry Association Inc. there are several options available:
- 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)
- Fiddlers Green (for those who would like to consider the Association in the their estate planning)
Click the appropriate link below to make a donation to one of these groups. You will be taken to our secure PayPal payment page where you can enter your donation amount and make your donation. You do not have to have a PayPal membership to donate. You may also send a check directly to the Association at 1626 Comanche Rd, Arnold, MD 21012
We appreciate your generous support of the Second Cavalry Association.
Thanks to the great efforts by the Regiment, the Vilseck memorial has be rededicated during the recent week of the Dragoons. Now our focus is on an all-encompassing memorial at Ft. Benning.
The Memorial will be on a 30’x30′ piece of land in same area as other memorials at Ft. Benning. It will have 7 panels
depicting our history and it is our intent to place the 1300+ dragoon who died from the Regiment on the other side corresponding to the era they served and died in. On the center stone it is our intent to have the “Dragoon for Life” print etched in place of the words Dragoon for Life. This will give a graphic history of the Regiment. Click here for a Youtube video of the memorial. This video gives you a greater appreciation of the memorial and let you see the memorial close up and from several different angles.
We have set a target of November 11, 2020 to finalize our fund raising efforts. This will give us enough time to have the memorial in place for our 2021 Reunion at Ft. Benning where we will dedicate the memorial. We need your help to make this a reality.
Click the Memorial Fund button below to make a donation to the Memorial Fund.
Send a check to Frank Hurd
1626 Comanche Rd Arnold, MD 21012
Please indicate on your check that it is for the Memorial Fund.
Always Ready Troop
Consistent with the Regiment’s core value, the Association strives to be “always ready” to support its mission to current troopers and their families, our members and the unit’s heritage. The Always Ready Troop fund is designed to cover the Association’s annual operating costs, currently budgeted at $25,000. No restrictions are placed on this fund and all donations to the Association not otherwise designated will be placed in The Always Ready Troop fund.
Members of The Always Ready Troop will be listed on our website and published annually in the Thoroughbred. Members will also be recognized at the Reunion as members of the Troop. Every $20 donation will result in a ticket for the annual raffle to be held mid-January of each year.
Always Ready Troop Roster
James Nydam, Steven Hodulick, Susan Meisner, John Urban, Anthony Amalfitano, George Crump, Les Evjen, John Sturgill, Todd Knsey, Jeff Haven, Verlyn G. Giddings, Bill Bewley, Dave Gettman, Ed Luzadder, Wayne Redick, Clayton Elzey, Wade Masinter, Robert Duckworth, Dolores Krawczyk, Chris King, Mark Calvert, Jim Robinette, John Walker, Mike and Debra Kush, Tom Molino, Bob McCorkle, Victor Martinez, Mark Marshall, James McManus, Alex Frank, Wolfgang Bauer, Pete and Cora de Harder, Richard Machalk, Sam Palmer, Nick Jackson, Stephen Hadley, John Moorman, Oscar Ruiz, Jim Letton, David Savage, Konard Ludwig, Jose Palomino, Woodrow Christian, Larry Garman, Galen Schroeder
The 1836 Society
The 1836 Society embodies our motto, “Remember Your Regiment.” This endowment is designed to preserve the Regiment’s history through multiple efforts, such as donations to the Reed Museum, the Fort Benning Classroom Project, capturing the oral histories of our veterans and other opportunities as they arise. Our intent is to establish a fund of at least $183,600 from which we can draw each year for various historical projects. The first 100 to donate to the society will be designated as charter members. Membership in the Society requires a one-time donation of $1836. It may also be paid in two or four installments of $918 or $459. Donations to The 1836 Society are restricted to preserving our heritage.
Members of The 1836 Society receive the following benefits: personalized 1836 Notecards, an 1836 Society lapel pin, special recognition at the Reunion, acknowledgement on our website and in the Thoroughbred annually. Members will also be memorialized on a plaque in the Fort Benning Classroom and in the Reed Museum.
1836 Society Charter Members
Michael Kalinosk, T. Mary Smith, Ned Devereaux, Tom Molino, John Eberle, Bill Bewley, Mark Calvert, Peter Looker, Michael Gibson, Damon Penn, Dr. Albert Biglan, LTG Charles P. Graham, Dr. John Hillen, Dr. Robert A. Shively, John Gifford, James Haskins, Dave Bird, Vernon Schmidt, Robert McCorkle, Frank Hurd, M. Reid Wallis, James Aiken, Jeffrey L. Stamper, Tim White, Eric C. Thompson, Michael Petschek, Gen David M. Maddox, Oscar Ruiz, Bryan Denny, Roger Blackwood, Scott Marcy
The Dragoon Scholarship Troop
The Association has long offered an annual scholarship to deserving members of the Second Cavalry family. The Dragoon Scholarship Troop is designed to raise money to support the Association’s scholarship efforts. The goal is to raise the number of scholarships we offer annually and to establish an endowment that perpetuates this commitment by the Association. Donations to this Troop are restricted to scholarship awards. Members of The Always Ready Troop will be listed on our website and published annually in the Thoroughbred. Members will also be recognized at the Reunion as members of the Troop.
Dragoon Troop Roster
Frank Graham, Ray Thomas, Bob McCorkle, Mark Calvert, Gen. J. H. Tilelli USA (RET), Michael Gibson, Robert Duckworth, David Greer
The Always Ready Troop, The 1836 Society and the Dragoon Scholarship Troop are mechanisms for members to make current contributions to the Association. In addition to these gifting opportunities, members may also make large donations in lifetime or at death as part of their comprehensive estate strategy. Appropriate donations include highly appreciated assets and named beneficiary instruments such as life insurance and IRAs. Many strategies exist to facilitate donors intending to make large gifts. If you have an interest in bequeathing the Association a substantial gift, please contact Mark Calvert at firstname.lastname@example.org or Frank Hurd at FrankKHurd@Gmail.com who will work with you to make sure your intentions are fulfilled.
Dragoon Guardian – Noble Partner Commemorative Coins
Support the Troopers of the Regiment as they continue to show the flag across Europe. This coin is to commemorate the latest effort to assure our allies in the region, while deterring aggression and, if necessary, defend freedom. Some 1400 members of the Regiment will take part in this extensive exercise.
You can show your support by purchasing a coin for $25 which gets you one and funds three troopers’ coins.