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Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on May 6, 2017 at 11:49pm

just logged in earlier and the strangeness still is in existance!!??  all the type looked strange??on the pages,before I actually was able to go to sign-in ,a prompt page came up??  something about the sites "security-certificate" not being for the site??  It did give me an option to log in anyways??  did this and was able to continue..but when I seen the type on the pages be strange,made me think maybe I better log off..I did put up the birthday greeting to Wayne..Hooah ..then logged off.. so just to be sure after that,that my eyes weren't playing games to me I logged back on..nothing strange this time,hence my making this comment,,maybe alittle long here but---I'll eave this as is!!!  but just to know!! I'm trying to get on to keep in touch!!

Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on May 6, 2017 at 11:29pm
Happy Birthday Wayne
Comment by Harry Warner on May 6, 2017 at 9:04pm
Wrong answer, Dave. It depends on how thin you slice 'em.
Comment by Dave Gettman on May 6, 2017 at 8:56pm

Good job, Gene, I knew you could handle the task. Thanks again for the brandy. Passed around the Dragoon pint at the banquet and emptied it pretty quick, then gave the rest of the bottle to Col. Denny.

Had no problem bringing that porcelain pint to Virginia, but I sure got nailed on the way out of Newport News. I knew I was in for it when I was the only guy in the airport and there were half a dozen TSA agents standing around twiddling their thumbs.

They opened up my day pack and took the pint out, unwrapped it, then swabbed all over the outside and in the neck for traces of explosives.

When I got home and started to unpack, my suitcase had been tossed also. They even opened my Stetson case. Left me a nice little note saying "Hey, we screwed your suitcase all up and didn't find a damn thing."

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 6, 2017 at 8:46pm

Wrong answer, Harry. It's because New Jersey got first choice.

I'll say three. One to roof the house, one to shake the ladder, and a third to sue the ladder company.

Comment by Harry Warner on May 6, 2017 at 8:32pm

Just lucky I guess, Dave.

By the way, how many lawyers does it take to shingle a roof?

Comment by gene gunia on May 6, 2017 at 8:26pm

wayne, a very happy birthday to you and if your looking to see that triple digit and myself being four years younger than you I sure hope to hell i'll be around to bestow that happy birthday greeting to you.........hope your day was good.  myself I had to try and finish about thirty or so cans of beer that came back with me from the reunion. it was a tough job but I pushed myself to accomplish the task. again ,hope your birthday was a great day

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 6, 2017 at 7:47pm

Hey Harry, why does California have the most lawyers in the country while New Jersey has the most toxic waste sites?

Comment by Wayne Dixon on May 6, 2017 at 5:14pm

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE BIRTH DAY GREETINGS!  Hard to believe that I have made it this far, I set my goal to try and make it to the triple digit, fifteen more to go.  I have finally made it to 85.  With all the problems lately, did not know if I would make here.

We are having some nice weather outside, maybe I can get outside for awhile, suppose to be in the mid 80'smost of next week, looking good.

TROOPERS, I wish the best for all of you.  Take care.   TOUJOURS PRET.


Comment by harold goldstein on May 6, 2017 at 2:51pm
Happy Birthday Wayne,
Toujours Pret

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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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