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.

Members: 252
Latest Activity: yesterday


If you don't like the song, you can turn the sound off and just watch the gorgeous girls on roller skates.

Discussion Forum

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

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

Troop Ships 43 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Robert Burns Wadley Dec 25, 2015.

Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Shannon Ryan Sep 29, 2015.

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Oldtimers to add comments!

Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 29, 2016 at 5:20pm

Good afternoon to all.  Well just finished getting the information out to all that I needed to call,   Hopefully that takes care of the problem concerning the hacking.  Just need for them to get me my new checks, so we can pay our bills that starting to come in. don't care for late bills.

Hope this finds all in good health and spirts,  We send best wishes to all.

HARRY, I  know it is hard to trace characters like my problem child, but sure would love to catch him.  Would love to fix the person up with a few years in the stockade with big fence around it.

Comment by Harry Warner on August 29, 2016 at 4:51pm

I know, Gene.  It's the reality of life.  

Comment by Edward (Gene) Beck on August 29, 2016 at 3:34pm

I miss Todd too, Harry.

I miss Todd too, Harry. My friends list is getting lower as my as my B.Day gets higher.

Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on August 29, 2016 at 2:06pm

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

Members (252)



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.

© 2017   Created by Robb Russell.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service