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

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

Troop Ships 43 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Robert Burns Wadley Dec 25, 2015.

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 on Friday

I'll take one each to go please, and enough bier to wash it all down with.

Comment by harold goldstein on Friday

NO ONE HAS S O S  ...---...

Comment by harold goldstein on Friday



Kartoffelpuffer – Homemade potato pancakes served with Applesauce and Sour Cream. $8.99

Bratwurst oder Knackwurst an Sauerkraut – Bratwurst and Knackwurst served on a bed of Sauerkraut. $8.99

Kombinationen Platte – Potato Pancakes, Bratwurst, Knackwurst, served with Sauerkraut. $9.99

Liverwurst and Munster Cheese Platter – Freshly made liverwurst served with crackers, Muenster cheese, black olives, cucumbers, and red onions. $8.00

Pepper and Cheese Bratwurst – Bratwurst stuffed with peppers and cheddar cheese and served on a bed of sauerkraut. $7.00

All Entrees are served with your choice of two from the following:
Spaetzel (German Noodles), Red Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Potato Dumpling, Boiled Potato, Real Mashed Potatoes, German Potato Salad (hot or cold) and Vegetable of the Day.

Veal Wienerschnitzel – Our House Speciality! A lightly breaded veal cutlet sautéed in lemon butter and topped with our homemade brown gravy. $17.99 “a la Holstein” add $1.00

Pork Wienerschnitzel – A lightly breaded pork cutlet sautéed in lemon butter and topped with our homemade brown gravy. $15.99 “a la Holstein” add $1.00

Jaegerschnitzel – Pork Cutlets sautéed with onions and mushrooms in our white wine sauce. $16.99

Rahmschnitzel – Pork Cutlets sautéed in a white wine cream sauce. $15.99

Pork Stroganoff – Pork Cutlets sautéed with onions and mushrooms in a white wine and sour cream sauce. $16.99

Chicken Hunter – Chicken Tender Breasts sautéed with onions and mushrooms in our white wine and brown gravy sauce. $15.99

Blackforest Chicken – Tender Chicken Breast sautéed with blackforest ham, onions, and mushrooms in a white wine cream sauce. $16.99

Chicken Paprika – Tender Chicken Breast sautéed in a creamy sweet paprika sauce and red bell pepper. $15.99

Huehnerbrust “Francais” – Chicken breast dusted with flour and egg sautéed in lemon, white wine, and garlic then topped with melted mozzarella. $16.99

Kohlroulade an Tomatensosse – Cabbage rolls stuffed with seasoned beef and rice then topped with a light tomato sauce. $15.99

Our Famous Bavarian Platter – Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Wienerschnitzel and your choice of either Sauerbraten or Schwienebraten. $16.99

Our Famous Schweinhaxen – A specially seasoned 2lb. Pork Shank that is boiled and slowly roasted for 6 hours. It is crispy on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside and topped with homemade gravy. Our House Specialty! $19.99

Stuffed Wienerschnitzle – Wienerschnitzle stuffed with Black Forest Ham, Provolone cheese, sautéed with onions and mushrooms. $18.99

Pan-Seared Lemon-Riesling “Catch-of-the-Day” – Fresh white fish pan seared with garlic, lemon, and a sweet Riesling wine. $16.99

Comment by Dave Gettman on Thursday


Yeah, I get some cracklin' and poppin' too sometimes.

Comment by Harry Warner on Thursday
Comment by Dave Gettman on Thursday

Thanks Wayne. Surprisingly enough my hearing is still pretty darn good despite all the abuse my ears have had. I have a lot of ringing in my ears pretty often though, and it gets loud enough I'm surprised other people in the room can't hear it too.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on Thursday

Those of you, who lost most of your hearing in the service like myself, the government thru a company called Caption Call have installed a special phone in my home at no cost to me.  I have regular phones for the family, but I  have a special phone on my desk which displays what the other person is saying to me, it allows me to read what is said. Sure comes in handy.  If any one needs information on this, I think I still have a copy of the form for this here some where.


Comment by Shannon Ryan on Thursday

Kalifornia would tax the air we breath if they could find away to do it ! I did not know we could get the V on our license here, and they want to charge $5.00 I guess I should not be surprised. We are suppose to get a big fuel tax hike and DMV vehicle registration fee increases, big hikes before the end of the year. It is already outrageous It still cost me close to $400.00 a year to register my 2000 ford f 350 and now they want more. This state is a lost cause and our governor is senile. I cant wait to retire and move out of this state, and my family has been here for 5 generations but it is not the same place I grew up that is for sure.

Comment by Dave Gettman on Wednesday

Dick, my dad's outfit helped sew up the Ruhr Pocket, sealing the fate of a lot of German soldiers. Maybe our dad's crossed paths.

Hope the VA comes through for you on those hearing aids. I SAID, I HOPE THE VA COMES THROUGH FOR YOU.......!!!! [Bad joke]

And then there is California, making $5 off every veteran who is trying to get a little bit of what is owed them. I really like what they are doing in Florida though with the property taxes.

Comment by Richard (Dick) S. Rees on Wednesday

I could not get a VA card, although I am appealing them rejecting my application for hearing aids, through the VFW is appealing for me.  I was supposed to have a video hearing this year at the County of San Diego, Veterans Office, it does appear that will happen. I do realize that there are more deserving. The County of SD did issue me a Veterans card, and I to have enjoyed discounts at Home Depot, etc.

BTW I found out from a acquaintance who is a retired LTC, USMC, Aviator, who was flying the 2nd heiicopter at the ill fated attempt to rescue our Embassy staff in Iran in 79, moved to Florida, where Combat Veterans do not have to pay property taxes!  I did consider volunteering for VN for a nano second, bust considered wisely not to so. (By my Father who served 9 months of continuous combat in the Ruhr.  I will be wearing his Missou-Tissou sp? French Military watch when I arrive in Paris tomorrow, its a wind up. TP

PS CA. will add the Veteran label to those renewing for $5.00!


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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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