Dragoon Base

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

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Operation Cowboy - 2d Cavalry 1945


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Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Rob Gould Nov 2, 2022.

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

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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 Harry Warner yesterday

Dave, I’ve tried 2x to donate. Site says it is having technical difficulties. I use TD Bank, if you do also I can transfer directly.  Just need acct # if you wish to do it that way. Email if you want to. If not, I’ll keep trying. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on Saturday

Well, after much haggling and a few threats thrown back-and-forth, Dragoon Base has been renewed for another year. Bastards tried to charge me for 2 years back charges at $600 a year on an upgraded site they screwed up 2 years ago and we never used. Long story short, I told them where they could put the new site and I paid for another year of the old one we are using.

That being said, I am looking for donations again to help cover the $600 out-of-pocket cost to me. Here is a link to the PayPal fund raiser. Every little bit helps. TOUJOURS PRET!

Dragoon Base Fund Raiser

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 15, 2023 at 11:19pm

Thank you, Sig. And congratulations on your appointment to head-honcho for the Memorial Day service. I hope you're able to serve them proudly for many years, my friend.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on May 15, 2023 at 5:19pm

Congratulations Dave are due for your nomination and thanks from me and others for all you do for Dragoon Base and all it's members. Hand Salute brother. Incidently, the fellow soldier ( Marine 0 who has run the Memorial day service herein our park retired at the end of Veterans day and I have been chosen to take over, wish me luck,your buddy Sig !

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 27, 2023 at 5:20pm

Thanks, Jim. Say hello to Tom Molino for me, would you please?

Comment by Jim Mitchell on April 27, 2023 at 3:55pm

Congratulations, Dave!  Well and long deserved.  Just arrived at the reunion.  Sorry you aren't here.

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 26, 2023 at 11:28am

Thanks, Brother. I still have that uniform hanging in my closet. It's in pretty bad shape and smells to the heavens!

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on April 26, 2023 at 8:52am

Nein for me.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on April 25, 2023 at 3:43pm

Ask them to send you a picture of that machine gunner uniform on display, that you sent them I would like to see what they do with it.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on April 25, 2023 at 3:31pm
  1. Congratulations Dave, you deserve the recognition you do a lot for the Regiment and the association. You should be on the honor rolls and have your own place in the museum. HOOAH brother.

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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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