Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

Members: 252
Latest Activity: 11 hours ago


Discussion Forum

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.

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Oldtimers to add comments!

Comment by harold goldstein on May 2, 2017 at 10:35am

any of you old enough to remember the movie "A Town Without Pity" with Kirk Douglas.  It was released in 1961  It was filmed in BAMBERG in 1960 (did not say what army base) the patches were 7th Army they did not show field clothing

to see the unit patches.  The only base I remember in Bamberg was the 2nd ACR

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on May 2, 2017 at 10:17am

Dave, sorry to hear you were not well at the reunion, bummer, am enjoying the pictures !

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 1, 2017 at 8:14pm

My guts don't like traveling anymore I guess, Harry. Happened to me at the last reunion too.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 1, 2017 at 8:11pm

Olive oiled strippers, definitely yes. Pan fried, I'll pass.

Comment by Harry Warner on May 1, 2017 at 7:23pm
Dave, 2 years waiting for the reunion and you pull up with the trots. Yikes!
Wayne, I totally agree about the strippers, but not pan fried in olive oil.
Comment by Dave Gettman on May 1, 2017 at 4:52pm

The guys from the Reed Museum wanted to do a taped interview with Vito for their archives. I was sick when he got there and he refused to leave and refused to do the interview until he met me.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 1, 2017 at 4:46pm

Me and Pat Biddy after the Regimental Punch Ceremony. We both got to pour an ingredient.

Each person pouring an ingredient will usually save the last bit to chug down themselves. I keep getting stuck with Rye Whiskey, probably because nobody else wants to drink it.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 1, 2017 at 4:41pm

Uh-oh, Wayne is starting to reveal his wild side!!!

No Wayne, there were so many people there and I was out of circulation so much that I didn't get to run across a lot of people. Sorry I missed him.

I did get to meet a couple WW II vets that I have been e-mailing for several years. That was one heck of a thrill!

This is Vito Spadafino, Troop A, 42d Squadron, 2d Cavalry Group. Vito was part of Operation Cowboy to rescue the Lipizzan Stallions.

This is Vito at a Lipizzan show in Arizona as a guest of honor several years ago.

And this is Vito during WW II.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on May 1, 2017 at 3:27pm

Oops! meant stripers !

Comment by Wayne Dixon on May 1, 2017 at 3:14pm

Greeting to all, hope everyone is in good health and mind.  My best wishes to all, take care.


Members (252)



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.

© 2017   Created by Robb Russell.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service