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Comment by Shannon Ryan on April 13, 2017 at 10:28am
Hello is this thing working?
Comment by Dave Gettman on April 10, 2017 at 10:59am

0755 Tacoma:

Recovering from a triple birthday party Saturday and still haven't gotten my feet firmly under me. Damn white lightning!!!

VA appointment at 1500 with the dentist. Whoopie!

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on April 10, 2017 at 10:44am

1033 HR - Tampa, FL

Good morning to all Troopers ... ..

Had an appointment at the Dr's office for blood work this morning, just routine, prior to seeing the Doc next Monday. Weight is down to a lower point than when I got out of the Army in 1971. Was around 225lb then and 216lbs now.

As it stands now, we will begin our trek North after the 20th of May. Need to be in MA for Granddaughter's HS Grad on June 4th.

Finally got the broken window in the camper, fixed. Put a piece of plexiglass in it with silicone sealer.

Hope all are doing well or at least in reasonable health. The weather, for the most part, has been fairly good. Already had some high temps reach the lower 90's.

Enjoy the day, take care ... .. Toujours Pret!

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on April 10, 2017 at 10:27am

The local high-school was having PTA meeting and a crusty old ex-marine sgt. address those in attendance. After the meeting a young smart- ass female teacher spoke to him. She said: Sgt. you are really uptight, how long has it been since you had sex?

He replied: 1955.

She took things in hand and decided to do something about that and did. After the encounter she said. Well..... you haven't forgot a thing.

Sgt.: Well it's only 21:30 !

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on April 10, 2017 at 9:43am

Good morning Thomas G 0645 al secure in Southern California, presently 42 deg going up to 80 & sunny !

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on April 10, 2017 at 6:19am

0615 Muskegon Mi. all secure

Comment by Wayne Dixon on April 9, 2017 at 3:20pm

HELLO  to all, hope all are doing fine, and in the best of health.  I finally got out of the house yesterday for a few minutes,  they are closing my staples store and had some good sales on items, went over to buy what items I needed while the price was right. The nearest store now is over 30 some miles to get an item.  Everyone take care, best wishes to all.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on April 9, 2017 at 2:59pm

SIG, good photos, I know they had a good time with the people from the VA Hosp.  I have been a member of the American Legion now for over 42 years. Life member now. can't make any meetings now days, wish that I could.  We had a real good group at our post, a lot of BBQ's.  We had a big pit and grill out in out back yard at the post.

Comment by Harry Warner on April 9, 2017 at 12:10pm
I think Opie would go to any extreme to get me to stop nagging him.
Comment by Shannon Ryan on April 9, 2017 at 10:35am

Outstanding Sig, keep up the good work I know those Veterans appreciate all that is done for them.


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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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