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A little Simon and Garfunkel. OK, a lot, complete with the crackle and pop of vintage vinyl.

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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 Robert M. Lavoie on January 14, 2013 at 1:52pm

Spring time in January in New England:

 The bees are happy to be out today.

Comment by James F. Burgos on January 14, 2013 at 1:49pm

DAVE , for dem ants ,  try Home Defense Max .  You can get it at Home Depot or any good hardware store.  Get the large size with the pump and trigger sprayer.  Back in Kali , I found that it really WORKED .  Hosing off your concrete won't wash it off.   Spray it around your baseboards on the outside ,  and you can use it indoors too.  NO ODOR !   IT WORKS.   If you get some on yer hands,  wash it off FAST.   Strong Stuff. 

Comment by Michael 'Mike' Jones on January 14, 2013 at 1:38pm

Gene , we got that flu shot for swine flu in 76 when we were at camp Hof .the next day we were at about 15% readiness everybody was on bed rest. I remember being sick as a dog for about 5 days.

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 14, 2013 at 1:09pm


If you could find one, a Winchester Model 52 is about the best bolt-action .22 you could shoot, but you are going to pay dearly for it. Had one my dad used in competition back in the 1930's, and sold it in 1989 for $125, with the original scope he had for it. WTF was I thinkin'??!!!

Heavy as hell, so would have that big gun feel you need for hunting. Accurate beyond belief, iron sights or scope.

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 14, 2013 at 12:53pm

John, I really didn't have any smoke coming out, just heat waves. I went out and looked when I saw him. But he spotted it in the frigid air. I looked around the neighborhood and there were smoking stacks all around, but I'm the only one he took pictures of.

My stove isn't compliant with local standards, so it is illegal to have it installed in my house. They are going to bend me over and give it to me, brother. I'd better go buy a jar of Vaseline!!

Comment by Shannon Ryan on January 14, 2013 at 12:46pm
RC I have a bolt action savage model 97 22 magnum maybe model 93 can't remember right now also have a Stevens bolt action 22 lr,also the old marlin semi autos and the newer Sig Sauer 522 semi auto 22 lr
Comment by John G Boyd on January 14, 2013 at 12:40pm


Good talking to you the other day; I am going to "find" a shootin' range in Albuquerque as soon as I can.

That's my goal. That way, I will be atleast able to take the .22's "out" on a Friday or Saturday.

Keep Shootin'

Comment by John G Boyd on January 14, 2013 at 12:34pm

Coffee is a waste of good cognac; use bourbon, good bourbon. Save the Cognac for Cognac "time." When you can relax and enjoy the quality cognac with a snifter.

It's almost addictive. 

Comment by John G Boyd on January 14, 2013 at 12:28pm

Harry is right,

anytime you go anywhere, wash your hands alot, everytime you touch anything, grocery cart, e.t.c.

Many grocery stores keep sanit-towel dispensers at the door, look for them. But arm yourself with a small  bottle of hand cleaner yourself. Pay attention to where you touch yourself. mouth, nose e.t.c even eyes, are pathways for illness.


Comment by John G Boyd on January 14, 2013 at 12:22pm


if your fireplace is your only source of heat, you have to use it. The only thang you can really do is burn good seasoned wood that probably won't smoke much if you keep your wood covered with  a tarp to prevent rain from soaking it. 

You will surely get a letter from local "EPA" but be sure to respond to it with the "fireplace is my only  source of heat." Today's codes won't let a house like yours to get built. Gotta have a heater. 


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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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