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

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Comment by Harry Warner on March 21, 2017 at 8:03am
If Chuck Berry had not been a musician, he would have spent his life in prison, or been killed by some woman's husband or father. He was a pervert. He took advantage of his fame to abuse and degrade.

I never knew of any drug use while serving stateside or Germany. Alcohol, that's another story. The CO of my first duty station in Danvers, Mass. got me started. Kept it up till I left Germany.
Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on March 21, 2017 at 4:18am

I served in the 2nd/AC a generation before most of you fellows and I hear what a big-thing drugs and smoke was. I'm telling you here and now, drugs were not a problem in the early sixties at Bindlach. Different bunch of guys come latter and brought that shit with them. Getting to be a old man and I'm telling you I have never seen any a good thing come from using or selling that crap. If you use that shit...... you are a stupid man.

Comment by Edward (Gene) Beck on March 20, 2017 at 9:17pm

I hated 'rock n roll back in the day, and still hate it now. Not all of it, I really like "Frankenstein"  by that weird Edgar Winter feller. Elvis , The little white black boy Elvis started "Rock n Roll" which was slang for having sex in a car. I can't understand 99.9% of it and that is great for me. I know I am in the minority and I have been that way for a lot things. I am usually on the outside lookin' in. But I actually was able to, in time , have a no drug crew, without being thrown out a window. I had a huge Hispanic feller that took a liking to me and nobody bothered me. But the barracks could get crazy and dangerous sometime but I would do it again and would do somethings different. Water and regrets under the bridge. Chewy, if you are out there, thanks Brother.


Comment by Shannon Ryan on March 20, 2017 at 6:27pm

I agree with the rest Wayne, I enjoy hearing from you and your stories. Stay well my friend.

Comment by Harry Warner on March 20, 2017 at 5:16pm
I could NOT have said it better!
Comment by Dave Gettman on March 20, 2017 at 4:26pm

Well Wayne, I think I can speak for the rest of the guys here when I say we greatly appreciate all the effort you expend in keeping in touch with us.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on March 20, 2017 at 4:12pm

Top of the day to all you TROOPERS,  WISHING THE BEST TO ALL.  My one finger message to all sure takes for ever to do, my hands are giving away, losing strength in them.  Mother has to come an wipe my eyes any more, I can't reach them.  But   I'm hanging in there.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 20, 2017 at 9:15am


I'm groaning.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 20, 2017 at 9:11am

Good one, Jim. I bet your maggots loved you for it!

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on March 20, 2017 at 1:07am

Hail...hail...rock & roll. Documentary about Chuck Berry. I still have that tape and a player to play it on.

Woke up Grumpy this morning....... sometimes I don't wake her at all.


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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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