Registration for the 2023 2d Cavalry Association reunion is now open!
My fellow Dragoons, I have the privilege of announcing the 2023 2d Cavalry Association reunion! From 27 April through 30 April, we will be gathering in the city of Annapolis, Maryland, at the Doubletree Inn. I believe this will be our best reunion ever, there is little something for everybody. For the early birds, there’s a Frank Hurd Golf Scramble (we named it after Frank because we could!), we will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, tour Arlington, and be a guest of the Old Guard. If you’ve never visited Annapolis, the old town is stunning, and the Academy awe-inspiring. The banquet is sure to bring up old memories, old friendships, and foster new ones. The “Not-so-Silent Auction” will provide the opportunity to bid on unique Second Cavalry memorabilia. Lastly, we will finish with an All-Members Association General Meeting. The collaterals will be cool, the memories will be lasting, tall tales will be told, and good times will be had!
The Second Cavalry Association 2021 Reunion
The 2021 Reunion in Atlanta was a big success. Click here to view a photo gallery provided by Robert Young (opens in a new window).
The 2D Dragoon Memorial
Our memorial was dedicated at the Reunion on Friday, October 22, 2021.
Here is a video of the dedication ceremony.
The Second Cavalry Association 2019 Reunion was held in Kansas City Missouri and was a rousing success. We were supported by a color guard from the Fourth Cavalry, and honored to host several members of our Regiment who traveled from Vilseck. In attendance was the RDCO, RCSM and the Regimental NCO and Trooper of the year.
The staff rides engineered by Frank Hurd and Tim White were exceptional. On Friday, we were treated to a discussion of the 2nd largest cavalry battle of the Civil War at Mine Creek (25 October 1864) and a tour of Fort Scott, Kansas the last remaining outpost of a line of forts from Minnesota to Louisiana that helped to enforce this promise of a “permanent Indian frontier.” On Saturday we had a very educational visited to the Presidential Library of Harry S Truman, and the very sobering and thoughtful National World War I Memorial and Museum.
The Punch Bowl Ceremony once again highlighted the rich history of the Regiment and at dinner we got a superb presentation by Pat Biddy concerning the repatriation of PFC Fred Ashley’s remains, who served the regiment during the Second World War, and the ongoing efforts to recover two more World War II MIAs. We were also briefed on the state of the Regiment by the RDCO, LTC Troy Meissel, who described a very active calendar for our Regiment, both tactically and as a political force in Europe.
Following the retirement of the colors, we were once again entertained by Frank Hurd’s not so silent auction with all of the proceeds going towards our memorial effort at Ft Benning. We missed those who couldn’t make the reunion and thoroughly enjoyed catching up with those who did.
2019 Reunion Attendees: