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Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on May 11, 2017 at 11:20am
Why you should never mention the number 288.

It's two gross.
Comment by Harry Warner on May 10, 2017 at 8:37pm
For me as well, Dave. Youre welcome!
Comment by Dave Gettman on May 10, 2017 at 7:42pm


The reunion was great. Sure wish you cold have been there. Several guys in the over-80 group and a couple pushing 100. Vito Spadafino here is 96.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 10, 2017 at 7:38pm

Brought back a lot of memories, Harry. Thanks.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on May 10, 2017 at 5:46pm

Hello TROOPERS, wishing all a good day and the best of health to all.  All fine down here, they came yesterday and installed my new phone for me, being my hearing is bad they installed me a phone that shows the text of what the other person is saying.  Now I'll have to learn this new phone, to use it. Called my daughter , works like a charm.  What they have come up with now days.  The government is paying for it under the disability act.   

Hope all that made the reunion had a good time, sure would have loved to have been there with everyone.

Comment by Harry Warner on May 10, 2017 at 3:18pm

Comment by Harry Warner on May 10, 2017 at 3:16pm

TV as it used to be.....

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on May 10, 2017 at 1:06am

Friday Night Fights: Each and every Friday night brought to your screen the " Gillette Cavalcade Of Sports ).

Watched all the great fighters in the middle-class and they had some very good ones. I would make a list but I'm not sure of the spelling.

Boxing died when pay-pre-view came to be. A few made a lot of money but for the most part the fans looked elsewhere. Think both pro & collage sports. Those were the days.

Comment by Harry Warner on May 9, 2017 at 12:49pm
The movie looks like it might cause a lump or 2 in the throat.
Comment by Harry Warner on May 9, 2017 at 12:44pm
Ernie, you old son of a gun, how in blazes are you? I figured you were still in Fogeytown burying your feet in the sand. I'll keep my eye on this part of the state if you do likewise up yonder.
I worked in Bayonne for a short time when I was doing homecare. I guess I was too young to realize how crowded things are up there. Chuck Wepner reminds me of the days that boxing matches were shown live on one of the 3 or 4 channels available at the time. I think Gillette sponsored the matches. Or Reingold, Pabst or some such.

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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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