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Comment by Dave Gettman on April 3, 2017 at 11:40am

Don't get me started, Harry. I'm running on little sleep and I'm a bit of an easy mark right about now.

Comment by Harry Warner on April 3, 2017 at 11:06am

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 3, 2017 at 11:01am

Actually got a little sun yesterday and gonna get more today. Weatherman says there is a chance of a 60 degree day in the forecast, but if not it could be the latest, first 60 degree day of the year on record. And we have had one of the wettest October-March periods on record. The moss is loving it and taking over my yard and house.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on April 3, 2017 at 10:03am

Oh ! probably gonna have some leftover chicken & dumplins for breakfast this AM, yes they were that good !

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on April 3, 2017 at 10:02am

Ok, now I can say good morning troops, I've got my hot cocoa, exercised and read this AM. Joe that snow is crazy, out here on the west coast it's been T shirt weather although we might get some more rain this week. Had some friends over for late lunch yesterday. The missus made a large pot of Chicken & Dumplins ( dumplins were southern style, just like I like them ) Kinda foggy out right now at 0700 but going up to the low 70's. Maybe some fishin today. Daughter and grandson coming in from Fla. next week for a visit, looking forward to it. Hope all is well with the troops !

Comment by Joseph Auger on April 3, 2017 at 12:43am

Comment by Joseph Auger on April 3, 2017 at 12:41am

Actually the snow started about 10:00 at night on the Mar 31st.I started snowblowing it at about midnight,later the Wife reminded me it was actually April 1st.I then stopped,I don't snowblow in April,I don't care what happens.I'm driving over the remaining 6 inches or so till it goes away. 

Comment by harold goldstein on April 2, 2017 at 4:53pm

Joe, white is that white stuff?

Is that for fun? who's playing a joke on you?  Can you send some here to S. FL?

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 2, 2017 at 2:02pm

Hey Joe, somebody needs to tell your weather man it's Spring!!!

Comment by Joseph Auger on April 2, 2017 at 1:36pm

10 more inches.


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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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