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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on August 10, 2015 at 2:20pm

Dave, at home recovering from hernia surgery, sorry to hear of your loss of a brother, condolences and prayers for yo and your family !

Comment by R C Johnson on August 10, 2015 at 2:19pm

103 on my front porch, elect bill is gonna be very high. A/C is running all the time.

Had a VA appt. this morning, my regular doc is on vacation, so they worked me into a doc I,ve never heard of, anyway my pain meds were 10 days late.  At least I finally got them.  It has been a rough 10 days.

No rain in sight here, nothing but hot weather.  The news says Calif. is burning up, glad I,m not a fireman there!

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 10, 2015 at 12:05pm

Thanks Tom W.

Got a little rain early this morning, the first in I can't remember how long and not near enough to matter. Sure caught me by surprise, as I didn't watch any news yesterday and don't know if they predicted it. Yesterday was 80 degrees here and today is supposed to be 84. Near 90 tomorrow.

Comment by Tom E. Williams on August 10, 2015 at 11:48am

Dave,  so sorry

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 10, 2015 at 10:43am

RC, John, Gene, Larry, thank you kindly for your condolences. My brothers here at Dragoon Base are my life-blood. Don't know what I would do without you guys.

Comment by larry lehman on August 10, 2015 at 9:33am

Save sorry for your loss please except my familys condolences may he rest in peace

Comment by gene gunia on August 9, 2015 at 8:45pm

dave,my sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your brother gary. it was good that you were able to spend some time with him before he passed. I will be looking forward to seeing you at valley forge.

Comment by Harry Warner on August 9, 2015 at 7:54pm

Glad to hear that, Dave.  

Comment by John MacEnroe on August 9, 2015 at 7:23pm
Dave, I am truly sory for your loss. May the angels welcome Gary into paridise and may your heart be comforted in knowing that your brothers weep with you.
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 9, 2015 at 6:07pm

No Harry, I'm good. I'll be at formation tomorrow.


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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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