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Comment by John G Boyd on December 24, 2011 at 5:23pm

drinkin, but not drunk but will be there before police call in the mawnin'



Blessings Descend Upon This Brotherhood

Tojours Pret


Comment by John G Boyd on December 24, 2011 at 5:21pm

Tom Blaskiewicz - John Boyd Was stationed at Pond Barracks in Amberg, Born in Fuerth. Raised in Gallup, NM, Joined the army in 1969, and I sorta thimmk it was still '69 when I got to Amberg.

Took the volunteer for someone who knew "anything" about Clubs." Interviewed with Major Blake and LTC Robert Reed. Moved in, duffle-bag-and-baggage into the 2nd floor of the Officer's Klub, 2nd door on the left. The first door on the left was the booze-and-bar inventory stock. [read that fulla booze].

Stayed a little ovah a year. Went back [not back but to] I troop, 1sg Franks.

Capt. Mohr was still in HQ Troop.

I enjoyed being a real trooper more than an "O" club assistant, even though, as far as personal comforts were concerned, it was, by far, the BEST JOB on campus.


 you were in HQ- a guy named Helwig drove a truck to nurenberg every day to deliver top-secret border ops reports and other-such paraphanalia. He had the 2nd BEST JOB ON CAMPUS.

I am talking about gi jobs not civilian jobs.

Then came Michael Becker in HQ Troop, he was the pll clerk in the motor pool and he never, ever, ever, never got dirty or too cold. He  was a slight Native American from Arizona.

Did you not have something to do with "RED-Eye" or were your eyes just red all the time?


Next, just got home with another 30 pk, bottle of President Brandy to go along with the egg nog someone gave me. Plan on making chile tonight then burritos with a roast beef and fixins that I have stored up.

A good time will be had by all.

I will go to church manana morning with my Friend Miguel's mom, then go ovah their hacienda for Christmas Dinner and to get drunk with the Old Man, Miguel's dad.

His name is Fermin, he is a real cowboy. He herds on horseback, lives off'n the economic output  generated by the  bulls and cows.  He Traps at least a hundred wild horses a year and gentles them so that they are not too rowdy around people. Then he sells them  not for horsemeat, but to those who are dedicated to preserving the "Wild Horse Breed."

He is the most honorable, hard working, hard drinkin, old man that I know. and he substitutes for the father I nevah had.

Tom I wish you all the best for the Season this year and continued prosperity in the coming years. My brother workes for Pepsi and has done so last 40+ years. I think you are retired? ...from Pepsi? 


Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on December 24, 2011 at 4:46pm

Are we drunk yet >?????????????????????

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on December 24, 2011 at 4:45pm

John Boyd,If I remember you were stationed at AMBERG.!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 24, 2011 at 3:54pm

Mike R. Thank you very much for the card That is very special. I want to wish you and all your family a very Merry Christmas and happy new year.And to wish the same for all my Cavalry Brothers here at Dragoon base,this is a special place we have here and I am honoured to be here with all of you. You guys  are all truly brothers in Arms.May God bless all of you and your families and all of our service men and women around the world that are doing the things we all have done ourselves.

Comment by Jim Vaught on December 24, 2011 at 3:41pm

Merry Christmas to all our Cav. Troopers. Pray Santa will be good to your kids and that the Lord will bless you with all that you want. We are TOUJOURS PRET

Comment by James F. Burgos on December 24, 2011 at 3:02pm

Boyd,  speaking of da Po-lice,  after your beer run, STAY HOME.  Da MAN be looking for you. 

Comment by James F. Burgos on December 24, 2011 at 2:58pm

Mike Ruotolo, thank you for the " shield "  pin.  Forty one years after leaving the Academy, I finally got one !  It's going on my Army Veteran ballcap, right next to my Teamsters pin.  An LT.  ??   GRATZI, you magnificent gumba. 

Comment by John G Boyd on December 24, 2011 at 2:39pm

Bob Lavoie, Tanks fur bein' here and Best of the Season to you, your family and, of course, your marvelous children.

RC Johnson - I hope that you get a shot off at some of those deer yur feedin'; Merry Christmas to yu and Glo.

Jim Clenenden- Tanks for the inspiration, I will try to gain some experience at this. I'm keepin my Harley. Season's Best to you and your Family.

Dave G. Thanks for everything you do and Merry Christmas and may only the best befall your house.

James F, Gene, Ron, Stephen, Todd and all the members, my friends and my friends I have yet to meet. Thank you all for the Brotherhood; Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.

I have to make a beer rrun so I be out for a while.

Tojours Pret, Brothers 

Comment by John G Boyd on December 24, 2011 at 2:25pm

I guess that i JUST SHOULDA pressed "delete.'



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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.


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