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Comment by harold goldstein on June 5, 2017 at 9:06am

Dave,  On this Memorial Day Cruise we were on.  I met a guy who served with the 11th in 1963,  then got transferred to the third ACR in Kaiserslaughten.  So I guess that means when the third gyroed back to the stated in 1958 a few years later they returned to join the 11th and when the 11th left he went to kaiserslaughten with the 3rd.

Is that how it went.

Comment by harold goldstein on June 5, 2017 at 9:01am

Sorry, I missed your birthdays, Tom, RC,  I was away celebrating my wife's birthday.  You guys are trying to catch Wayne, Sig, And me.  I believe we are the oldest 3.

Happy Birthday

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on June 1, 2017 at 7:23pm
Missed your day yesterday Tom, may you have many more.
Comment by RC (Robert Chessley) Johnson on May 31, 2017 at 11:50pm

Happy Birthday,RC

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on May 31, 2017 at 9:01pm

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes,68 and counting.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on May 31, 2017 at 4:50pm

Even the Rats from the basement say Happy Birthday.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on May 31, 2017 at 4:49pm

Happy Birthday Tom!!

Comment by Wayne Dixon on May 31, 2017 at 3:22pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOM.   Wishing you many more to come, best wishes.

Comment by Harry Warner on May 31, 2017 at 12:49pm
From one old goat to 'nother, Happy Birthday Tom!!!!!!!!
Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on May 31, 2017 at 12:44pm

Happy Birthday Tom B.


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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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