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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.

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 9, 2015 at 6:06pm

Thank you Mike and Frank.

Comment by R C Johnson on August 9, 2015 at 6:06pm


Truly sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers.

Comment by Harry Warner on August 9, 2015 at 4:58pm

Dave, will you be missing formation tomorrow?

Comment by Frank L Moseley on August 9, 2015 at 4:53pm


Sorry for the loss of your Brother. As you say, he was ready and now no longer in pain. Though the "Good Byes" were done, the pain is still there. Please accept my sincere and deep condolences to you and the family. Prayers of comfort and healing solace to you all. R.I.P. Gary.

Comment by Mike Stone on August 9, 2015 at 4:50pm

So sorry about your brother Dave....


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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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