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Fiddler's Green

Our Place to reflect & remember our fallen buddies.

Members: 63
Latest Activity: Jan 19

Welcome To Fiddler's Green

Halfway down the trail to Hell
In a shady meadow green
Are the Souls of all dead Troopers camped
Near a good old-time canteen,
And this eternal resting place is
known as Fiddler's Green
Marching past straight through to Hell
The Infantry are seen
Accompanied by the Engineers,
Artillery and Marines,
For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
Dismount at Fiddlers' Green
Though some go curving down the trail
To seek a warmer scene,
No Trooper ever gets to Hell
Ere he's emptied his canteen.
And so rides back to drink again
With friends at Fiddlers' Green
And so when man and horse go down
Beneath a sabre keen,
Or on roaring charge of fierce melee
You stop a bullet clean.
And the hostiles come to get your scalp
Just empty your canteen,
And put your pistol to your head
And go to Fiddler's Green.

Discussion Forum

ERNEST HAROLD HAWN, WWII 1 Reply

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Jan 19.

SP/4 Stephen D. Forehand 4 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by terry strong Jul 4, 2016.

SP/4 (retired) Jesse Kelley 11 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by ROBERT E. CLOUSE Oct 22, 2015.

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Comment by terry strong on October 18, 2016 at 9:58pm
Comment by Dave Gettman on September 4, 2016 at 1:56pm

Rest in Peace, Brother. Always Ready!

Comment by Harry Warner on September 4, 2016 at 12:01pm
James Richard Vaught, Sr., better known as Jim, age 70 of Pasadena, Texas passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 at Kindred Hospital Bay Area, Pasadena, Texas. James was born on September 4, 1944 in Havre De Grace, Maryland and was a resident of Pasadena for 21 years. He was a member of New Life Worship Center in Alvin, Texas. James served in the United States Army in radio communications on the Czechoslovakian border in Germany and during the Vietnam Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Ethel Vaught.

James is survived by his wife, Freida Vaught, daughters, Darlene Barringer, Janice Glenn, Miram Morton and husband, Wesley, sons, James Vaught, Jr. and wife, Della, Trey Smith and wife, Megan, brother, Larry Vaught and wife, Rita and niece, Angela and Melissa, 9 grandchildren, Michael, Natalie, Nicholas, Hunter, Garrett, Colton, Kenzi, Ava and Ripley, special cousins Linda and Larry Norsworthy and Frank and Betty Robertson and numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Scott Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 19, 2015 at New Life Worship Center, 214 North Beauregard, Alvin, Texas. Arrangements under the direction of the Scott Family, 1421 East Hwy 6, Alvin, Texas 77511. (281) 585-1000 www.scottfuneralhome.net
Comment by Dave Gettman on November 4, 2015 at 11:28pm

Lieut. Thomas Brossart.....Dragoon for Life!

Comment by John MacEnroe on November 4, 2015 at 8:58pm
I want to mention my LT buddy, Tom Brossart who reported to Fiddlers Green in February and was comitted in Arlington this October. A good friend, a brother and a good Dragoon. I will miss him and I wish peace to his bride, she is the ultimate Cavalry wife. Such good people, please toast them with me. Tojours prêt!
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on May 31, 2015 at 6:35pm

In memory of George Smith,my section officer in Amberg,rest in peace.

Comment by Joe Sellner on January 17, 2015 at 7:28pm
This is
In memory of George ( Fluff , Opy) Opilia the best Scout I ever worked with.
Lived Hard! Died Young!
Hopefully we Ski better in Fiddlers Green then we did in Innsbruck
Keep the Reichlbrau cold for me.

Your Friend

Joe
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on May 10, 2014 at 10:36am

Thankyou Harry for putting "Till We Drink Again at Fiddlers Green" prost to Steve O.,till we drink again Brother, and tip my glass to all who go before me,until we drink again.... God Bless these who go before ,and have them know "they are not forgotten" know that we here "Thank them for their service" , hold them in your palms,for they have served for the right... to be at Fiddlers Green...... Amen

Comment by Harry Warner on May 8, 2014 at 12:14pm

For all who have entered and all who will.....

Comment by Fred W Campbell on March 8, 2014 at 5:08pm

Added to the Roster on Fiddler's Green: John Francis Holmes, my Father in Law, who passed away Friday Morning 7 March, 2014, at the age of 94. John's first taste of the the military was  as a Cavalry ROTC Cadet at the University of Illinois. An honest to God HORSE TROOPER! With the outbreak of WWII, John Became a LT. in the SeaBees, and was one of the very first to set foot on the beach at Guadalcanal! A true hero and a GREAT man! He will be missed!

 

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