Dragoon Base

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Comment by Dave Gettman on May 4, 2017 at 10:11pm

A little bird told me Wayne has a birthday just around the corner.

We've got two days to bake a cake big enough to get Opie into.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on May 4, 2017 at 1:12pm

Frank M, looking good trooper, safe travels !

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 3, 2017 at 5:04pm

Could have used some more orange cords at the reunion, Frank. My cord was a big hit with the Civil War re-enactors wearing their Dragoon orange piping on their uniforms.

With Bryan Denny, President of the 2d Cavalry Association and our own Shannon Ryan.

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on May 3, 2017 at 4:43pm

Good afternoon Troopers ... ..

Glad to see all that went to the Reunion have made it back to Home Base safely.

Bad timing on the runs there, Dave. Glad they cleared up for you. The weather, here, has been hot enough to fry eggs on the sidewalks lately. Thank goodness it  has cooled off a wee bit. In 3 weeks, we'll begin rolling North for the Summer.

Hope all are doing well. Enjoy the day. Toujours Pret.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 2, 2017 at 1:41pm

No biggie, Sig. I just missed out on the tours. I made the important stuff, including the apple pie moonshine being passed around out back behind the breakfast buffet.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 2, 2017 at 1:37pm

Yes, I vaguely remember that movie, Harold. Gotta watch it again I guess.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 2, 2017 at 11:31am

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.


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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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