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Last one out the door, please put a quarter in the jukebox and play this song for me.

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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 gene gunia 4 hours ago

well we waited and waited and the reunion finally came and now its over.we're still here because one of our sons and his family from fredericksburg came dowm and spent the afternoon with us.the floor and lobby are now eerily quite with all the old familiar faces gone.heading home in the morning

Comment by Sigmund Fertig 6 hours ago

Dave, 21 1/2" 3lb Stripped Bass, Diamond Valley Resivor, Hemet, 4/29/17

Comment by Wayne Dixon 7 hours ago

Let me say hello to all of our TROOPER brothers here this Sunday, hope that all are in good health, We send our best to all, take care.

Comment by Wayne Dixon 7 hours ago

DAVE, if you are on the net with us, sorry to hear that you got down, take care.

Comment by Wayne Dixon 7 hours ago

RONNY,  I was lucky, the storm hit about 75 miles east of my area.  I caught a little rain but not the tornado's,  one of the twister's left a path of 40 miles. A whole lot of damage a long the way, we lost 5 dead in our area, last count I heard.  I slept through most of the rain.

What's this I hear, DAVE went to the reunion and ended up getting sick, Delores put out a prayer call for him.  Any one know if he is OK?

R.C. did you get much of the storm down your way?

Comment by Harry Warner 13 hours ago
Had no idea all that was going on. If it isn't happening locally, the national weather barely gets mentioned around these parts.
Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn 13 hours ago

Prayers to folks in Texas and other places who perish in the storms last night. Seven inches of rain yesterday in my area in the hills, run-off to the creeks and the river will be close to record levels. Rain ( flooding ) in the northeastern part of state and snow in northwestern Oklahoma. Must have kept Wayne up last night as tornados were in his area.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on Thursday

HARRY, as close as you are, you should have gone and met the group.  I sure would have loved to go and meet a few from the old times.  I talked with one the other day from back in 1960, sure has been a long time.  Was from my first tour with the 2nd Cav. I  hope everyone has a good time.

Comment by Harry Warner on Thursday
Certainly didn't mean to exclude Dave and the others traveling to the reunion. Y'all have a safe trip and take pictures.
Comment by Harry Warner on Thursday
Safe trip Shannon! Take pictures.

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Colonels of the Regiment

7th Colonel of the Regiment John P. Hatch

26 June 1881 - 9 January 1886



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.


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