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Comment by R C Johnson on September 11, 2015 at 6:53pm

Hope you are all having a good day!!

Comment by John MacEnroe on September 11, 2015 at 5:47pm
Tom W - may your brother in law rest in peace and your wife find peace.
Comment by Dave Gettman on September 11, 2015 at 3:18pm

Since Comcast is doing away with personal websites on their network, I've been scrambling to save the info I had on a few sites honoring my dad. This is what I've been working on since yesterday. www.99recon.com Still got a long way to go and numerous errors to correct, but I wanted some opinions and you guys' matter more than most.

Comment by Tom E. Williams on September 11, 2015 at 1:09pm

Sorry Gene forgot today was Friday

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 11, 2015 at 12:04pm

Good morning Mike, Tom W., and the rest of you Dragoons.

Mike, sounds like a great day to spend the day. Today is also the 4th anniversary of the war horse's demise. He was a major pain in the ass, but I sure miss the big bonehead.

Tom W, what can I say? Family outing in the everglades? Invite the skank, she's practically a daughter-in-law. Sorry for your wife's loss. My condolences.

Comment by Tom E. Williams on September 11, 2015 at 10:54am

Comment by Tom E. Williams on September 11, 2015 at 10:53am

Comment by Tom E. Williams on September 11, 2015 at 10:52am

morning Troopers

Thought my headache was going away

Wife's Brother in Law passed away around 11:45 last night, so they had to call and wake her up to tell her,  so no sleep and she's very upset 

Skank got out of jail at midnight last night so she is back,  another reason for the headache to stay around,  my Son wanted to borrow my truck to go to Tallahassee to get her which I thought was funny ,  that didn't happen, you can't help me don't look for it in return

Michael ,  I think my Wife would frown on me sampling the merchandise so to speak,  she says it's a look but don't touch kind of relationship,  so I asked her them or you

Comment by michael ruotolo on September 11, 2015 at 10:42am

Good morning brother's how are you all today. This day ( 9/11) will be forever burned into my memory-lost a great hero in the tower's. Today I will have lunch with my buddies from the P.D. Were are getting up there and must show our love to each while we are alive. A lot of laughing about the good old days and yes some crying for those lost.MAY God bless all you guys.

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 10, 2015 at 3:05pm
Hangin' in there, my friend. Gettin' pumped up for the reunion and enjoying a few more sunny days before fall/winter brings back my holiday doldrums. Thanks for the song!

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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.


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