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

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Comment by Harry Warner on April 21, 2017 at 12:58pm

John and his goat were both good sports.  

Comment by RC (Robert Chessley) Johnson on April 21, 2017 at 12:51pm

I had forgot about Johns goat.  Ha. Ha,

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 20, 2017 at 9:55am

Glad you could get past the security, Dennis, but I'm going to have to council a few rats before the day is over.

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.


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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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