Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

Members: 264
Latest Activity: 10 hours ago


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Since you asked... 4 Replies

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by Jeff Jarriel Aug 18, 2019.

That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

Started by Jeff Jarriel Aug 17, 2019.

Another Border Story. Almost accidental WWIII... 1 Reply

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by MARK PILLOW Aug 16, 2019.

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Comment by Dave Gettman 10 hours ago

Got my first Covid shot yesterday, not through the VA. Washington is vaccinating 65 and over now. A friend with connections in the health care field got me hooked up with an appointment. Shoulder is slightly sore, but other than that all is well. Didn't even feel the needle. Wouldn't have known I got stuck if I wasn't watching. Get my 2nd shot the 17th of February.

Comment by harold goldstein 11 hours ago


The VA send ou a call to all troopers over 70 to get the shot.  I got mine in Delray, My brother went up to the hospital on Heron and 45th, near where you lived.

My wife is going tomorrow to the Broward health clinic with an appointment.

On your coast the Villages are getting them and all thru Sarasota North and Orlando area

Toujours Pret Brother

Comment by Frank L Moseley yesterday

Good evening Oldtimers and Troopers,

My browser actually let me sign in tonight. The frau and I are doing fine. Actually having some Cold/Chilly weather doon here in Thonotosassa, FL. Feels good, for a change. It'll be back in the 80's soon enough. COVID still running rampant in the area, but we've dodged that bullet, for the time being. More than likely will get the Vaccine, if and when it is offered to me.

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, taking needed precautions.

I've been watching the discussion about the state of Dragoon Base (via my e-mail) Hope that something can be done to save it or move it (BIG Problem there) to another venue. Not worried about my photos uploaded here, as they're backed up in other places.

Take care guys. Be careful out there!  Toujours Pret!

Comment by Dave Gettman yesterday

The driver compartment is definitely Sheridan, packed in rockets on both sides and backed by ammo.

On another note, Chief, thought you might be interested in these D Troop crossed sabers on e-Bay. $13 with free shipping.


Comment by Harry Warner yesterday

We’re all brothers here.  

Comment by gerard f kaminski yesterday

i sorry too,but this is more history.thats the problem RIGHT NOW everyone in the best country in the world cant find middle ground.a bunch of old farts like us should just go fishing and get stoned

Comment by harold goldstein yesterday


Comment by Shannon Ryan on Tuesday

Chief is that a Russian T34 you are standing next to? and that big ole wrench was for tightening the track tension. and I would say that other picture is the gunners station on the M60. Not sure of the nickname of that M60A2 I think that's what that one was never got to see inside one seen one drive by once.


Comment by Harry Warner on Tuesday

Before things get out of hand, this group is not for discussions concerning opposing views of politics.  “Politics, religion, etc etc is geared for that!! Keep it out of here!!!!

Comment by harold goldstein on Tuesday



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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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