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Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on February 1, 2017 at 6:37pm

We have been gone,3 weeks,16 days in Puerto Vallarta,Mexico.The Trumpster call ed he needed some measurements so I helped him out.

Comment by michael ruotolo` on February 1, 2017 at 11:53am

Good morning troopers, Harold a good morning to you. Hope and is well and a special thanks for my birthday wishes, just dropping in so you all know I'm alive. Time to clean up-later guys.

Comment by harold goldstein on February 1, 2017 at 10:46am

Great Toujour Pret Morning to all.

Thank you for commenting Mark.

They had me on Lipitor and Lopid (gemfibrozal) and all was okay till about 6 months ago.  Even thought my numbers were great they said there is an interaction between them and I had to get off the lopid.  They changed the lipitor to Crestor and my tri went to 666.  My heart Dr. put me on finofibrate, 145 capsule.  Tri's went to 151.  The va refuses to fill it so costco did for $76.  I have an appt with nutrionist tommorrow.  The fino caused my creatine level to go to 119 which google said will happen.  we don't know if that id dangerous.  this is where i stand now

Comment by MARK PILLOW on January 31, 2017 at 5:30pm

Harold - they push Lipitor but they have Crestor which is much gentler on the stomach. Lipitor apparently adjusts your Triglycerides by causing you to be unable to eat. :--}

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 31, 2017 at 3:23pm

Thank you, Wayne. Goofed my back up again yesterday but I'm up and moving, slowly.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on January 31, 2017 at 3:08pm

A Good day to all, Hope to get out of the house here today, suppose to reach 79/80.  Hope all are doing fine.  Harold, hang in there friend, I know the feeling.  hope the weather is treating all ok and wish the best of health to all, and many years to come.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on January 31, 2017 at 12:06pm
Happy Birthday Michael.
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 31, 2017 at 10:03am

Morning Harold, good to see you up and around my friend. All's well here on the West Coast, a few days in the 70's but some more rain coming Thurs. & Fri.

Comment by harold goldstein on January 31, 2017 at 9:19am


Comment by harold goldstein on January 31, 2017 at 9:18am

Great Toujour Pret Morning to you great troopers of the 2nd ACR.

Hope all is going as wished with your health, and sex life.

With me, it's like every other day another DR.

I finally got a pill from my heart DR. to lower my triglycerides from 666, yes 666 to 151.  The VA so far has refused to get me that pill so I have to see the nutritionist Tue.

I sent them the copy of my blood test taken from Heart DR.s lab and no response till after I see the food lady.


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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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