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Fiddler's Green

Our Place to reflect & remember our fallen buddies.

Members: 64
Latest Activity: Oct 12, 2018

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 Frank L Moseley on August 16, 2013 at 2:31pm

Here's a picture of Keith (on left) and AJ Lorincz (on right) taken on the day I left Amberg

Comment by Frank L Moseley on August 15, 2013 at 3:11pm

I would like to add the name of a friend and former 3/2 ACR Trooper  to the list.

We served together in Squadron Maintenance in Amberg, me in PLL and he a Diesel Mechanic.

Sp-5 Willard Keith Alsip, DOB: 3/11/48  Dod: 1/18/2005 (just found out he had died this past year) Interred at the Houston National Cemetery

I think it was in May of 1974 when I last saw Keith and his wife and kids. 

RIP Keith, will see you in the Green one day.

Comment by ErnieKeel on August 9, 2013 at 8:39pm

Thanks guys this hit me hard, you know what its like to share your life with someone 24/7 pulling duty. We even used to volunteer for Ammo dump guard duty so we could BS together. I just got to talk to the family tonight, it seems he was sick for a few years before he died.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on August 9, 2013 at 8:08pm

Sorry for your loss of your best friend Ernie.

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 9, 2013 at 7:56pm

Thanks for sharing, Ernie. Condolences on the loss of your friend.

Comment by ErnieKeel on August 9, 2013 at 7:05pm

Recently found out that my best friend Olon L Garner from 2 ACR died back in 2002. We went through AIT at Knox together and shipped over to Amberg together 1973. We were assigned to the same m-60 tank 24 for the first year or so. We were known as E and O because we were always together. Our position for Troop photos we are even next to each other. We met up a couple of times through the years. Olon was a righteous dude, he would never hurt a fly. You are missed my brother, thankyou for being a great friend and making my life more interesting. Toujor Pret !         

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 9, 2013 at 10:42pm


He was in my Old Soldier video and we e-mailed each other several times over the years. This is he and Henry Carmona, the youngest and oldest at the 2003 2d Cavalry Association Reunion. Both are at Fiddler's Green.

Comment by Jason Hastings on June 9, 2013 at 10:13pm
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on April 30, 2013 at 11:15am

R.I.P, brother James Burgos, you will be missed on "Oldtimer", thanks for the memories !

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 12, 2013 at 4:41pm

Rest in peace, Thomas Chatburn.


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Colonels of the Regiment

8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



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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