By 1st Lt. Henry WashingtonMay 22, 2017
The 2d Cavalry Regiment reunion is hosted every other year by The Second Cavalry Association, whose goal is to bring veterans of the highly esteemed Dragoons together to reminisce about the triumphs and tragedies of America's oldest continuously serving regiment.
This year's reunion included guest speakers, dinners both formal and informal, as well as the chance for some R & R over a friendly game of golf and guided tours throughout the city of Williamsburg.
Two Soldiers from 1st Squadron described the reunion as a very eye opening experience.
"Getting the opportunity to network with veterans of the unit and veterans of the Second World War who stood in my shoes some 75 years ago was humbling and made me extremely proud to be a Dragoon," said Spc. Orlando Colon-Nunez of Bull Troop.
In addition to exchanging war stories, Sgt. Sara Morris, of Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, noted how impressed the veterans were with the direction the Regiment was going.
"Surprisingly, some older members of the association had never seen females before in the unit and they welcomed me with open arms," Morris said.
While at the reunion attendees got the chance hold a video conference with the Regimental Commander, Col. Patrick J. Ellis, and the Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Muhlenbeck.
The "top two" discussed the current state of the Regiment and how the Regiment has improved international relations with Allied partners throughout the European Theatre, just as Army Europe has transitioned from Assurance to deterrence.
The motto of The Second Cavalry Association is "Dragoon for Life." This holds true as the association continues to give back for the betterment of the Regiment in efforts to preserve and share history of the Regiment, and support its veterans.