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Comment by Joseph Auger on May 22, 2017 at 7:05pm

Shannon,Here's a clip of a movie I picked up from amazon for $6 WW2 pretty good,called "White tiger".I know you liked "the beast".Don't worry,it has English sub-titles.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on May 22, 2017 at 5:07pm

Harold, I never did get into the dit-dah of the field, I had a radio here in my home and had thoughts of trying to get my license. But never followed thru, with my hands the way they are, no way could I ever handle a key, I am lucky to even hold a pen let alone operate a key.  My misses has authority to sign for me.  It takes me forever to work on the computer, I am down to one finger now days.  I use to be pretty good on the key board, I was a clerk long ago.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

Sig, take a look at the picture of me in the PC  The radio does look bigger than the 14.  I just don't remember.  I spent most of my time in the 3/4 truck with the 14.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on May 22, 2017 at 1:16pm

Harold, my radio in the PC was an ANGRC-19

Comment by harold goldstein on May 22, 2017 at 9:54am

Wayne, We trained on the AN/GRC9 in FT DIX and that's what we were told as far as history goes.  

However; from the 2nd ACR, we were on the BC 610 in HQ and the ANGRC 14 in the field.  What the Battalions used, I only assume they were on the 14 also.  Maybe Sig can answer that.

When I went to ST. MARTIN on vacation a few years back, we met a couple from FT. MEADE also in communications.  They were shocked I knew my Q and Z signals.   They are on sophisticated voice scramblers now and CW has been gone maybe 40 yes already or more.  I still know my code and can probably operate at 16wpm

Comment by harold goldstein on May 22, 2017 at 9:44am

http://www.n6cc.com/angrc-9-radio-setJan 2, 2011 ... The GRC-9 did see widespread service during the Korean war and well into the 1960's by US forces. It was also widely used by our European ...

Comment by Wayne Dixon on May 21, 2017 at 3:49pm

Harold, I was using the AN/GR9 IN Germany before I departed to go to Korea in 53.  I was assigned to a Group Hq. located in Babenhausen.  I was a Korean volunteer from Germany.  Never did see one over there.  I was assigned to an Infantry Regimental S2/3 operations. till I returned to the states with the Division,  We paraded in NYC after we landed, after 34 days at sea.  The long way home thru the canal, but we did stop for a day in Honolulu and in San Juan.  We had passes in both stops, loved it.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on May 21, 2017 at 3:17pm

Ronny- right on, you are right.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on May 21, 2017 at 12:07pm

If you wasn't invited to the party, throw your own. I'm sure being at a party that you had nothing in common with others that were there wouldn't have been much fun.

What would have been a hoot: have your party at the same time with louder music and better food.

 If you don't like the results, we get to vote again in four years. Some places in this old world don't get this chance. What a Country!

Comment by harold goldstein on May 21, 2017 at 7:51am


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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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