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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 Dave Gettman on March 29, 2017 at 7:01pm

Wayne, I was worrying about you guys over there when I saw the news this morning. Glad to hear you just got your garbage rattled. Hope RC fared as well.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 29, 2017 at 6:59pm

Frank, was that picture before or after you fired it off? From the look on your face I'd say before and you had just been told "NO!"

Comment by Wayne Dixon on March 29, 2017 at 4:48pm

Top of the day to all, hope all are doing fine. I send my best wish's to all.

Hey Ronnie did you get hit much at your place?  I was watching the news, showed it heading your way.  quite a front moving across the states from the panhandle.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on March 29, 2017 at 4:29pm

R.C. Hope y.ou are still afloat, it hit real bad over in the Dallas area again, there was 3 houses that were totally blown apart, unknown if it was the high winds or a small tornado. I had a lot of wind here at my place.  It did take my trash  can lid and throw it into my front yard, have not checked if hit both of my cars, they were in between where the cover ended up. fingers are crossed

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on March 29, 2017 at 3:07pm

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on March 29, 2017 at 3:02pm

Good afternoon Troopers ... ..

Using the daughter's wi-fi, so checking in. We are in Thonotosassa, FL (NE of Tampa) for now. Moving across the Bay to Largo, Fl in the morning. This is to be closer to Dunedin and the Highland Games this Saturday, April 1st. Will travel back to the Park we are in on Monday.

Just renewed (sent renewal pkgs) our Passports. Cost for the 2 of us (fees and photos) was $250.00. Will be up close to Canada in August, so thinking of visiting Quebec.

The older of the 2 grand daughters in MA graduates from High School in early June, so we plan to be back up there by June 1st.

Hope all are doing well. I have floaters in my left eye, Dave. Really need to get them looked at.

Enjoy the day, take care. Toujours Pret!

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 29, 2017 at 11:14am

I had to go to the eye doctor and get dilated yesterday, Sig. Mamma wouldn't let me on the computer the rest of the day, though I did sneak in a couple quick looks.

Good news is, no torn or separated retina, just a bunch of annoying floaters and dry eyes. Bad news is, she wants me to get checked for MS.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 29, 2017 at 10:30am

Everybody slept in on Tuesday ?

Comment by Harry Warner on March 27, 2017 at 8:01am
......stated or implied.
An army of ants would not be allowed in the Army.
Comment by Edward (Gene) Beck on March 26, 2017 at 9:02pm

From my memory Harry the Army didn't make much difference.


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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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