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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 Wayne Dixon on May 1, 2017 at 3:08pm

Harry, stripper's are a good image, don't know if you remember the night club just out the front gate down the hill a short ways, they use to have a show ever once in awhile.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on May 1, 2017 at 2:59pm

DAVE, glad you are home ok, hope you are feeling better.  Did you get a chance to meet my old CO?.  Were you able to obtain any photo's, hope all that attended will place their photo on the net and allow the members to enjoy them and see what and who we missed.  I see you met the Col's misses. She is how I found out you were down sick.  Take care my friend.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 1, 2017 at 12:18pm

Thanks Harold, but me being "OK" is a widely dispersed and hotly debated subject. But thank you for your vote.

Comment by Harry Warner on May 1, 2017 at 9:49am
Sig, I hope you meant "Striper." Stripper conjurs up a whole different image.
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on May 1, 2017 at 9:20am

Harold, it was a fun day Saturday on the water with friends, I caught the biggest and most fish. We had the Stripper for dinner Sunday with friends. Becky dipped it in egg, covered it with Panko and pan fried it in olive oil, very good.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 1, 2017 at 8:55am

Sig, with all my years of fishing around Bklyn, Jersey, Staten Island, far Rockaway, under the narrows near the mouth of the hudson and east river, around city island, NEVER, NEVER DID I CATCH A STRIPER.




Comment by Dave Gettman on May 1, 2017 at 1:55am

Alive and well, and back home safely. Thank you for your concern, Wayne.

Had a case of the traveling trots that slowed my partying way down and kept me in my room for a day. Took a WW II vet to get me up and motivated.

Finally got to meet Col. Joe Krawczyk's wife.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on April 30, 2017 at 10:25pm

Looking good Siggy.

Comment by gene gunia on April 30, 2017 at 5:41pm

well we waited and waited and the reunion finally came and now its over.we're still here because one of our sons and his family from fredericksburg came dowm and spent the afternoon with us.the floor and lobby are now eerily quite with all the old familiar faces gone.heading home in the morning

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on April 30, 2017 at 3:42pm

Dave, 21 1/2" 3lb Stripped Bass, Diamond Valley Resivor, Hemet, 4/29/17


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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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