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Comment by harold goldstein on May 20, 2017 at 4:33pm

At HQ we used the BC610 Transmitter I don't know if you knew this guy 'UZYACK'

I think he was from PA

Comment by harold goldstein on May 20, 2017 at 4:27pm

I believe it was  051.10  intermediate speed radio operator.  My Radio was an angrc 14 in the 3/4 truck.  I think it was the same radio in the PC

How are you Sig?  Where did you buy that white shirt that your wife printed on the back?

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on May 20, 2017 at 3:43pm

Harold, do you remember what your MOS was ?

Comment by harold goldstein on May 19, 2017 at 2:04pm

          We went on alert for a few days and I was assigned to 3/4 ton truck with my radio inside. Riding shotgun was a Sergeant and a driver.  It was pretty early in the morning when we were passing a farm.      

The Sgt stopped the truck and said to me,:" Shorty, you see that woman in the field, give her these C-Rations, about 6 boxes. (a box of C-Rations contained cans of main meals, a desert, a pack of cigarettes, a chocolate bar and a powdered coffee and powdered milk)  and ask her for eggs and bacon."

That was the first time, in the field, not taking my rifle with me which is a NO-NO.  The Army never gave me a side arm.  Walking alone through the crops to approach a farmer which was maybe 10 klicks from the Czech border.  The scene was very intimidating. It was like this woman expected us.  In German, I asked, “Hast du Eier und Schwein?  Bacon?”Over 30 eggs and a slab of bacon in a sack were already waiting for me, so I said, "Danke, Auf Wiedersehen. "She responded, " Bitte"

On the way back to the truck, wondering, how did Sarge know? He must have done this before.  Sarge had a few other guys join us, but instead of C-Rations for breakfast, we had bacon and eggs.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 19, 2017 at 1:50pm

Frank, I love that red shirt of yours.  Where can I get one?

If I missed anyone's birthdays, a belated Happy Birthday to those that are now a year older.

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on May 18, 2017 at 2:55pm

Good Afternoon Troopers ... ..

How are all the Oldtimers doing? It has gotten HOT as HECK around here, of late. High temps in the Upper 90's. Thank goodness the Humidity has not been as high too. Will be heading North within a week.

Been cleaning and doing PM on the trailer. Plan to wash the truck tomorrow and get a propane tank refilled.

Just wanted to check in and say "HI" Most likely will be back online on Tuesday.

Enjoy the day, take care ... ..  Toujours Pret!

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 16, 2017 at 8:36pm

Yeah Harry, that last one should have had a skull and crossbones on it!

Comment by Wayne Dixon on May 16, 2017 at 3:56pm

Hello to all of the TROOPER out there.  Hope all are in good health and doing fine.    Take care..       TOUJOURS PRET..

Comment by Wayne Dixon on May 16, 2017 at 3:48pm

SIG, I am still hanging in there, just can't get to do what I would like to do.  I would like to toss a line in also, but gave all my gear to the ex-fireman who lives across the street from me.  He and misses, keep and eye out on mother and I.  A fine couple.

Comment by Harry Warner on May 16, 2017 at 2:54pm
Dave, ya really gotta stop trying all the positions in the Kama Sutra. There should be age restriction warnings.

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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.


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