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

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

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

Troop Ships 43 Replies

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

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Comment by Jim Clendenen on December 16, 2016 at 6:12pm

Shannon;

When I was a Drill Sergeant you would rather spit in your mothers face than let me find your weapon unsecure. God have mercy, because Drill Sergeant Clendenen didn't know the meaning of the word.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 16, 2016 at 6:09pm

Yes Shannon, E Troop would be 2d Squadron, Bamberg.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 16, 2016 at 6:08pm

No problem, Mark.

Comment by MARK PILLOW on December 16, 2016 at 4:15pm

Thanks for the update Dave.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 16, 2016 at 1:25pm

E 35 is the hull number is that 2nd squadron?

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 16, 2016 at 1:23pm

So who's weapon is that leaning up against that track the guy walking by or the guys on the track? either way it looks unsecure I seen guys get in trouble leaving their weapons laying about.Related image

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 16, 2016 at 1:13pm

Check out this website lots of interesting info. about the military a cold war section and some pictures of the 2nd. And other topics like can the M60 still fight today? lots of conversations. http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=335105

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 16, 2016 at 1:09pm

That's a pretty radical temperature flop there Ronny!

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on December 16, 2016 at 12:54pm

Out in far northwestern Oklahoma forecast for today mid 70's ...... late tomorrow afternoon wind-chill factor .......20 below. I guess that is what the used to call a blue northerner. Honey where are my long- johns? Vortex artic blast coming south.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 16, 2016 at 12:26pm

Overcast 41degrees low of 33 high of 52 clearing up for the weekend, up here in Northern California.

 

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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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