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Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on August 29, 2016 at 2:05pm

Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on August 29, 2016 at 1:59pm

Top of the day troopers..just home for lunch here in Iowa..


just have a few here,then back to the shop..  still having issues here of getting signed into the base.. I on most occasions able to read the comments which is great..its good to keep abreast of you all on here.  if I don't comment its just that,I may not be able to log on!!  maybe thats good!!  but know I appreciate being amongst the troopers..."Toujours Pret" Always Ready

have a great week to all..Opie  back to the grind here!!

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on August 29, 2016 at 12:46pm

It's been a rather uneventful summer for me and I am looking forward to fall, Having lumch with grandson shortly.

Happy Day dragoons////

Comment by michael ruotolo` on August 29, 2016 at 9:17am

Good morning Sig, all the troops of the 2 Cav. I truly hope everyone enjoyed the summer. Fall is coming and it's my favorite time of the year. Got married in fall, had my first child in fall. Wishing all my brother's a great week ahead. Three Delta out.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on August 29, 2016 at 8:57am

Good morning troops, hope this finds everyone well and breathing. It's Monday and August is just about over, time flies when you're having fun. Was up at 0 dark thirty this AM, 0557 so it's been an hour and I've done my exercises and read the word this morning and although it's not quite light out yet I believe I can hear the fishies calling my name, " Siggie, come out and play." A good way to start the week off. Had a couple of cool mornings this past week, was nice but yesterday was back in the triple digits. Hoping your week will be a good one for y'all !

Comment by Joe Sellner on August 28, 2016 at 6:17pm
I enjoy reading your conversations. Good bunch of people.
I would almost bet the jeeps we used on Border patrol 1979-1983
We're the same ones you guys used in the 60's. They were very well used. We had good mechanics at Gates. Never had a jeep break down. None of them were new. Probably many hundreds of thousands on them. Hope this finds you guys in good health and spirits.
Tojours Pret
Comment by Harry Warner on August 28, 2016 at 3:13pm
Wayne, the likelihood of it being anybody local to you is remote. I once had somebody hack my debit card to purchase something from iTunes. It originated from Sweden. And I'm not Swedish. But good luck anyway. I hope you do find out.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 28, 2016 at 2:43pm

Greetings to all.  I may be a cripple, but should I ever find out who hacked me his backside will be mine!  He used the call sign of (tfuziggy) into my acct.  I am going to check around and see if anyone recalls, anyone with that call sign.  I am sure it is an unusual call sign.

Dave, my catscan was the second in a little over 2 months, now the first of the month they are going to run a tube in me and look at my bladder and see if they can find out why I am having some much infection.  Every time I have an infection, it really knocks me out.  Need to get out of here and do some work on my files.    Best wishes to all. 

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on August 28, 2016 at 1:39pm

Like Gene just waiting for fall, when men and beast are at their best.

Comment by Harry Warner on August 28, 2016 at 1:37pm

Remembering Todd Melcher today.  Seems like only yesterday.......


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Colonels of the Regiment

7th Colonel of the Regiment John P. Hatch

26 June 1881 - 9 January 1886



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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