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Comment by Harry Warner on February 6, 2017 at 10:59am
"John Otte" is not listed in the Dragoon data base. Maybe spelling is different.
Comment by gene gunia on February 6, 2017 at 10:50am

Harold, he is on our "c" troop roster and has attended many of our annual gatherings.as of now he is planning to attend the Williamsburg reunion and yes he is a member of dragoon base.


Comment by Dave Gettman on February 6, 2017 at 10:49am

Didn't see him on our roster, Harold. Invite him over.

No problem from me if you want to share those stories. You planned on publishing them anyway, didn't you?

Comment by harold goldstein on February 6, 2017 at 10:33am

Good Morning Troopers of this great 2nd ACR.

Unbelievable super bowl. Totally unbelievable.

Sig, Mike, or any of the oldtimers, can anyone remember John Otte,2nd cav 1959- 1961. He was in c company 2nd platoon 1st battalion, the Rock.

Dave, he contacted me that he wants a copy of the stories I accumulated from the troops on line.  Is he a member of Dragoon base?  Can I release those personal tidbits of the G I Life in the 2nd ACR? 

Comment by Harry Warner on February 5, 2017 at 11:01pm

A cold bird AND a cold wife. BRRRRR

Glad it worked out well for you.

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 5, 2017 at 7:01pm

Spent yesterday and last night without power. Transformer on the telephone pole in the corner of my front yard exploded and blew off the top three feet of the pole. Wife's new car was parked right there and thankfully wasn't hit by any of the debris from the broken insulators and metal brackets flying around.

Had to drag out my prehistoric generator and fire it off so the wife could have heat and TV in her room to keep her and the bird happy. All is good today, just in time for the big game and snow. Been snowing all day and supposed to continue through tomorrow.

Comment by Harry Warner on February 5, 2017 at 1:57pm
An older couple who were both widowed had been going out with each other for a long time.

Urged on by their friends they decided it was finally time to get married.
Before the wedding they went out to dinner and had a long conversation regarding how their marriage might work.

They discussed finances living arrangements and so on. Finally the old gentleman decided it was time to broach the subject of their physical relationship.

"How do you feel about sex?" he asked rather tentatively. "I would like it infrequently "she replied.

The old gentleman sat quietly for a moment, adjusted his glasses then leaned over towards her and whispered.

"Is that one word or two?"
Comment by harold goldstein on February 2, 2017 at 7:20pm
Sunday, February 5, 2017
4:30pm until End of Game
Come watch the Super Bowl German-style with our big screen TVs and surround sound with all you can drink beer and great food!
*All you can drink Draft Beer*
1st Quarter
Pretzels, Liverwurst and Beer Cheese dip
2nd Quarter
Sausage Sampler and Potato Pancakes
3rd Quarter
Wienerschnitzel Dinner
4th Quarter
Apple Strudel or Black Forest Cake
 $50 per person
Limited seating available.
Reservations are required.
Call (954)785-7565
Comment by MARK PILLOW on February 1, 2017 at 7:29pm

Harold thanks for the update. I('ll have to check my labs this month and see if Crestor does this to me.) Lipitor also lowers the Warfarin concentration. I think I'd have volunteered for more patrols if I knew that this was my future (but then i loved patrolling.

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 1, 2017 at 6:55pm

Hope ya got a r--e--a--l l--o--n--g tape measure, Tom!


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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.


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