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Fiddler's Green

Our Place to reflect & remember our fallen buddies.

Members: 64
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2019

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.

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Comment by Dave Gettman on May 16, 2019 at 4:59pm

Rest in peace, my friend.

Buried at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, section 94, site 617.

Comment by Harry Warner on May 16, 2019 at 11:50am

With great sorrow I post this.

Obituary for Wayne Eugene Dixon

Wayne Eugene Dixon, 86, of Burleson, TX passed away Monday December 17, 2018. Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 11:15 AM Thursday, December 27, at the Dallas - Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Wednesday, December 26, at the Lucas and Blessing Funeral Home. Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife Viola Louise Dixon; daughter, Jeanette Normand and her husband Joe; Grandchildren, Darin Wayne Dixon, and Shawn Clifton Duckworth; great-granddaughter, Zadie Lynn Viola Dixon.
Comment by Jim Ward on October 12, 2018 at 1:15am
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on March 31, 2018 at 9:50am

A former Amberg trooper  and a soldier from my home town has passed away.SGT. Gregory Anthon has made it to Fiddlers Green.He also belonged to AmVets/VFW post # 7275 with me.A great guy he will be missed .RIP, Greg.

Comment by harold goldstein on December 10, 2017 at 11:07am

Rest in peace Brother.  

I don't know what happened that caused you to leave us.  Thank you for watching my back all of the time in Germany. You will never be forgotten.

Our double date in Brooklyn will never be forgotten while I am on this side

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!

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Colonels of the Regiment

9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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