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Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1, 2017.

Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Shannon Ryan Sep 29, 2015.

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Comment by Dave Gettman 9 hours ago
Dennis, glad you made it back OK. Sorry for your loss. Despite all the hitches, it sounds like you still had a good trip. Too bad Mr. Boyd was a no-show. Jeez, couldn't even make it to his own funeral. Typical!!!! Got myself banned for life from Face-Crook and I haven't got a clue why. They deleted everything I have ever posted over the years like I never existed, including nearly 1400 individual tributes to fallen 2d Dragoons....GONE!!! I'm crushed....
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen 23 hours ago
Oh!!!the return trip home had some bumps too!!but I may have overstayed my welcome..alittle smoother but mother nature was still raising Cane's with flights but we did get home!!! Kathy won't fly so she stayed home so she had a fantastic roast beef supper waiting for uslast Sunday night when we got home..mmmmm she really wanted to be with my sister but just can't fly,I told her I could get a bottle of vodka for her and she'd be ok!!!she said then she would just be sick !!!
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen 23 hours ago
Shannon hope to see you there also looking forward...Toujours Pret
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen 23 hours ago
Going to call it a day here. Dave I see something up with the butt heads on the net..???will talk?? Looking forward to seeing you in April as well as any other troopers going to the 2 Cav reunion in Kansas City... Good evening to all and hope all has a great weekend.
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen 23 hours ago
Sorry guys for being so windy here!!but I got going and my typing finger just kept on going!! And the Sargeant of arms must bevasleep
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen 23 hours ago
Dave and I spoke on the phone about my wanting to visit John Boyd resting place and pay my respects to him,he was a regular on the dragoonbase for sometime passing away a year ago..contacted the cemetery there where the obituary said he was.to be buried..they were great and knew he was suppose to be there but he wasn't?? The manager said he recalled a person coming there and maybe he had been moved it that there was just a memorial there?? Nothing of a plot to pay repect to..kinda bummed about this, but hope John somewhere connected to my thoughts and understands!! I even thought about finding some goats Harry to have tag along with me!! That would have gotten his goat!! As well as a chuckle I'm sure..
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen 23 hours ago
Really a bummer of my brother in law's passing,we grew up together and had caroused together as young rebels...will be missed..my sister is strong and will be ok,strong and great family they have,plenty of support there as well as her brothers and sisters.
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen 23 hours ago
Well we got to Albuquerque around 9 that evening then to get a rental car which I already had booked through Expedia,as all of this ,flight, rental car,and motel. The ladies were fantastic but something came up about needing two photo IDs, which I only had one,drivers liscence,my debit card was a plain one,no photo. They needed me to talk to the manager and he wouldn't budge and tried to say that this rental hadn't been paid for yet,,and I knew it had through the booking with the Expedia,it was taken out of our checking anyways.....he would take a large deposit which I wasn't inclined to do!! Do we got a taxi and went on to our motel,enroute the taxi driver suggested Enterprise..got to our motel and called it a day!!!everything with the motel was great,the folks there were friendly and accommodating.Quality Inn there in Rio Rancho..next morning the Don and I walked a few blocks to Enterprise and finally got a car.whew!!!could have had my sister come and get us but I didn't want to bother, she had offered us a room at her house but again didn't want to impose,she had her family there, it all worked out.
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen yesterday
My son and I spent the remainder of the afternoon in s airport restaurant and s few shops there and just watching the comings and going there, kinda fun watching!!especially the kids on the escalators,the flat ones to minimize ones walking!!they were pretty entertained,as I was..Big airport there in Denver. The young waitresses there in the restaurant were a breath if fresh air,they had me entertained with them allowing me to flirt with them!!or I was enter taining them??? I'm pretty harmless and I think they had that figured!! Did accomplish embarrassing my son!!!but he's ok with that!! he's use to it!!
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen yesterday
After refueling and back to taxying some more for another open runway, I think this was 4 hours later we finally got airborne...so of course that delay affected our connecting flight from Denver to Albuquerque.There were some early afternoon flights to Albuquerque but they were already full by the time I talked to agents!!of course!!only next flight wouldn't be until that night,6:00. Darn lady on the phone wouldn't speak up so I could hear her, we exchanged some words,she ended up apologizeing after I told her I was only trying to get to a funeral and am not in a mood for much discussion!!! While on the phone a young 2/2 trooper seen my 2ACR hat on and came up and spoke to me asking what squadron I was with,told him exchanged a few good exchanges and he gave me a 2/2 challenge coin, cool..I was still on the phone do couldn't visit much,sure would have enjoyed that and then he was off.
 

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