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

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

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Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

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Comment by Harry Warner on March 15, 2017 at 10:25am
No, no Herr Gettman. This is too good to just be one-a-day.

Circumvent (n.): An opening in the front of jockey shorts worn by Jewish men.
Comment by Dave Gettman on March 15, 2017 at 10:00am

Since Harry is so keen on learning new things, I am going to start a new educational program here at the Dragoon Saloon.

I will introduce you to new words and give you their meanings to study.

Today's word is:

Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 15, 2017 at 9:13am

I'm just glad you don't have to shovel rain! We are already over the average monthly total, and way ahead of the yearly total. And it just keeps coming.....

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on March 15, 2017 at 8:49am

The Buffalo airport is 15 minutes from our home.This morning in the paper it said 15 inches of snow so far at the airport.To keep up I have shoveled 5 times so far.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 14, 2017 at 7:11pm

Guy selling that beret on eBay right now. Says it is 2d Cavalry Division from the 70's. I don't think so!

As far as I know there is only one Cavalry division, and it is the 1st. There hasn't been a 2d Cavalry Division since WW II.

Could this be 2d Cavalry Regiment from the all-beret Army, decades after the time that only border Cav troopers wore the black beret?

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 14, 2017 at 7:01pm

Gene, I think he dropped his hat on the way out the door....

Comment by Edward (Gene) Beck on March 14, 2017 at 6:13pm

I agree with you Dave. We had a butter bar that realized he didn't know everything ant grew up to be good leader. 


Comment by Wayne Dixon on March 14, 2017 at 4:00pm

HARRY, I'm like John, I can't remember to much any more, some much has happened over the years, mentally and physically. 

Comment by Wayne Dixon on March 14, 2017 at 3:51pm

RC, tell John the next time you speak to him, I said hello.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 14, 2017 at 12:46pm

Hey Gene, it's that mind blowing moment when the man in charge gets his head out of his fifth point of contact. Very rare phenomenon.


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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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