How many units can boast about having a lineage spawning over three centuries? The 2nd Cavalry Regiment is one. It can trace its lineage back to the early part of the 19th century. The 2nd Cavalry Regiment, also known as the 2nd Dragoons, is a mechanized Stryker infantry and cavalry regiment of the U.S. Army Forces Europe. Going as far back as 1836, the 2nd Dragoons saw their first combat during the Second Seminole War.
Presently, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment is organized as a Stryker brigade combat team. In this video, U.S. soldiers assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade support soldiers with the 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment during a live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany. Now that’s a unit with some deep roots.
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