Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Troop Ships 45 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Arthur D. Lovelace Sep 9.

Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1, 2017.

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 Edward (Gene) Beck on December 24, 2015 at 11:54pm

I just watched the old Andy Williams Christmas for the 50th time. Makes me feel like a kid again. Good memories. No I ain't cryin. Men don't cry. I just got somethin' in my eye!!!!!

Comment by Edward (Gene) Beck on December 24, 2015 at 11:20pm

A Very Merry Christmas to the founder of the Dragoon Base and my friend, Robb Russell. I'll see you at Fiddlers Green Brother. I'm buyin'!

Comment by R C Johnson on December 24, 2015 at 10:14pm

Merry Christmas troopers!

Comment by gene gunia on December 24, 2015 at 9:29pm

from one old fart to all the other old farts out there.... and of course all the younger troopers too, i  would like to wish you all a very merry xmas and a safe and happy new year. bless you all

Comment by R C Johnson on December 24, 2015 at 8:05pm

Well said, Gene!

Comment by Jeffrey C Havens on December 24, 2015 at 7:54pm
Merry Christmas to all my Brothers. Enjoy the season.
Comment by Edward (Gene) Beck on December 24, 2015 at 6:27pm

It is an Honor to be an Admin. of this site. The best Troopers in the world anywhere. I love every one of you as brothers. We all know how difficult it is to be away from Family and Friends, especially at Christmas. I pray for all of our Military men and women at home or deployed all around the globe. Thank you for your service. To my Band of Brothers, God Bless you and your family and GOD BLESS THE GOOD OL' 2ND CAVALRY. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

Comment by John MacEnroe on December 24, 2015 at 5:59pm
Merry Christmas my friends, I am honored to be counted among you.
Comment by Dave Gettman on December 24, 2015 at 5:03pm

The high tomorrow is supposed to be in the upper 30's with a chance of a small snow flurry. Bah-humbug!

Comment by Frank L Moseley on December 24, 2015 at 1:00pm

Wishing all Dragoon Base Troopers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year!

Toujours Pret!!


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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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