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Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



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

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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.

Comment by Edward (Gene) Beck on March 14, 2017 at 12:00pm

Military intel? Wazat?

Comment by harold goldstein on March 14, 2017 at 11:59am

That is wonderful news.  Please tell him The Best from us.

Toujours Pret

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 14, 2017 at 9:11am

Good to hear the good news about our fellow trooper John Boyd, thanks RC !

Comment by Harry Warner on March 14, 2017 at 9:04am
Great news about John! Thanks, RC.
Comment by Dave Gettman on March 13, 2017 at 11:16pm

Outstanding, RC!!!

I'm sure you relayed our best wishes.

Comment by RC (Robert Chessley) Johnson on March 13, 2017 at 11:11pm

Good news Troops..... John has pulled through his ailments.  I talked to him yesterday, he doesn,t remember much, but he went through a lot.  RC

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 13, 2017 at 5:49pm

Harold, got out in March 60, made 2 reserve meetings, at the second one a major said goodbye troops, you're no longer needed. I left and never looked back !

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on March 13, 2017 at 5:19pm

I enlisted at 17 and turned 18 during Basic re-enlisted in Germany for 4 more.. upon ets, and in college. a MP car pulled up to the house and arrested me for failure to report for active reserve duty in the Navy..I tried to explain and get my discharge papers but they said nope get in the car... so I spent the week end in the brig at Longbeach... Monday my wife showed up with discharge apers ,, all they said was oops wrong Carlson...   nno apolgies compensation or other wise..  2 year later I was called up for failure to register for the draft... (this was 1977)   I had to explain again....  Military Intel at it's best.


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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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