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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 Dennis K. Hansen on April 20, 2017 at 1:13am

the guard at the gate seen fit to let me through!!  thinking John may have had something to do with this!!!..  getting late here in Iowa,eyes are heavy,better get some rest for them..take care troopers..maybe the last couple of times trying to get on as found a remedy for my past attempts of logging in??  we'll see..  "Toujours Pret" Always Ready  I'll get the lights on my way out Harry!!!  left a dime on the bar for a "midnight-sasparilla"!!

Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on April 20, 2017 at 1:07am

Sad to know of Johns passing RIP brother  "Toujours Pret"  be seeing you at the "green"

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on April 19, 2017 at 9:50pm

RIP John,

He found a belt buckle on E-Bay ( B-Troop ). I ask him if I could buy it from him and he agreed. He sent it to me and said I didn't have to pay him. I found out what he paid for it ( $ 30.00 ) and mailed it to him. It's the thought that counts. A little thing, but one of the reasons he will be missed on this site.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on April 19, 2017 at 7:23pm

John Boyd,your last duty roster work is done.Rest In Peace.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on April 19, 2017 at 5:36pm

Johns next duty assignment.

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 19, 2017 at 5:35pm

Ha ha, good one Shannon!

Comment by Shannon Ryan on April 19, 2017 at 5:24pm

Sad to hear of John's passing. His stories and banter will be missed whether you agreed with him or not, I always enjoyed the correspondence with him. See you in fiddlers green. R.I.P. John Boyd.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on April 19, 2017 at 5:20pm

RC, Sorry  to hear about JOHN.  he went down fighting.  RIP JOHN.  The lord has mighty ways in his beck and call, as to when we are to come home.  I keep wondering when my date will be.  You and Gloria take care.  How has the weather been down your neck of the woods, been crazy up this way.  Never know from one day to another.  Just got back from the clinic, they cut on my toe again, old nail keeps trying to dig into my toe.  Sure feels better. 

Comment by Curtis M. Gilbert on April 19, 2017 at 3:46pm

John, Ed White and I were good friends in I Trp 69 -71. he will be greatly missed. RIP John.

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 19, 2017 at 2:40pm

Hey John.....!!!!!!!

 

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888

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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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