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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

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.

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Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on March 18, 2017 at 12:17pm

Viewing the trooper laying on his bunk on main page. Just had a thought, never had a bed as good has that. I slept three years while in B-Troop on a cot that could be converted to a bunk-bed. It's what you get use to, having said that I glad those years are behind me.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on March 18, 2017 at 12:11pm

Reading the comment about shots in the eye. I would guess this was a treatment for the "wet" type of Macular Degeneration. My  late Mother and Wife had and have the so call dry-form of Macular Degeneration. No shots.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 17, 2017 at 3:11pm

Yeah Wayne, it's funny how the doctors always have a rosier outlook on your health than you do.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 17, 2017 at 3:09pm

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 17, 2017 at 3:07pm


Wife told me her mom used to get shots in her eyes to get rid of floaters. Guess I'm keeping mine!

Comment by Jim Clendenen on March 17, 2017 at 11:30am


I recently went to get a cataract check and the doctor told me that was fine, but I had a hereditary disease with a name about a mile long. Turns out what it is my eye has ripples in it that are like a fingerprint. Only way to get rid of it is scraping it off and takes 10 days to heal, feeling like you have sand in it for 10 days, or wear contact lens, seems the contact gives you better vision because the lens is on the eye instead of glasses. Guess which one I chose.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on March 17, 2017 at 11:23am

Here you go troopers. Every Cav. veteran should have one.


Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 17, 2017 at 9:16am

Morning troops, duty calls, off to Riverside National today, got to wear something green. " HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY "

Comment by Wayne Dixon on March 16, 2017 at 7:00pm

Well, I spent the whole day yesterday at VA over in Dallas, I am still beat, they say everything looking good at the present, matter of opinin

Comment by harold goldstein on March 16, 2017 at 5:37pm

Dave, the VA has an ophthalmologist after you see the optometrist.  Floaters are very common, I've had them for years.  They worry when the floaters cause Flashes.  That's when you have a problem.  Other wise don't try to grab the floaters .  They are not in front of your eyes they are in back of your eyes.


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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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