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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 11, 2016 at 10:43am

Good morning fellow troopers, Monday, rise and shine. Lot of rain here this last week, we need it badly. Now all the local mountains that surround us are covered in snow, a pretty sight as you drive around our valley. Last couple of years our snowpack in the Sierras got up to 40 % if we were lucky, it's where we get most of our water that fills our resivors. So far this year the snowpack is at 145%, what a difference. Sadly we have some local flooding as our town does not have a proper sewer system, but we deal with it. This week some sunshine and warmer temps !

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 11, 2016 at 10:16am

Couldn't help myself, Harry.

Comment by Harry Warner on January 11, 2016 at 10:05am
Comment by Dave Gettman on January 11, 2016 at 9:00am

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 11, 2016 at 8:27am

Tom W, whatever that burgundy beauty is, I'll wager it probably has at least 12 cylinders under the bonnet.

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 11, 2016 at 8:25am

Dodged THAT bullet!

One of the worst "non-losses" I've seen in awhile. The defense came to play, but Russell Wilson was way off. Surprisingly enough, the running game had me cheering at times. I figured that would be a moot subject.

Thought the pass interference call near the end was total BS! Offensive guy ran straight at defensive guy and threw a shoulder into him and pushed off. Vikings never should have gotten close enough to even try that field goal.

Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on January 11, 2016 at 1:55am

well.. congrats to Seattle...just like my Vikes to let me down!!  I know I shouldn't have been watching!!!

Comment by John MacEnroe on January 10, 2016 at 11:47pm
Congrats Dave on the Hawks not losing. Hard to call it a win, the Vikes lost obviously.... Congrats to the entire Pac North West!
Comment by Edward (Gene) Beck on January 10, 2016 at 4:37pm

You are just killin' me Tom!!!! I'll die with a smile on my face.

Comment by Tom E. Williams on January 10, 2016 at 1:17pm


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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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