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Comment by Shannon Ryan on June 6, 2017 at 10:20pm

Good day to all I am just checking in. I have been in Vacation mode since I left for the reunion. I have not watched any news or been on the computer since I left for Virginia. We had a great time, and I am back at it here on the west coast back at work, wishing I was still on the road, camp ground hosting or something like that. Soon I hope. So probably another year and a half of full time working and then try something new. I hope all are doing well and enjoying the good times and ready for a nice warm summer. Will check in more at a later time. Out here.

Comment by ErnieKeel on June 6, 2017 at 5:21pm

A shout out of thanks and respect to the Ethernet to the men of D-Day! Most of them have passed but they will never be forgotten.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 6, 2017 at 11:04am

Sorry Harold, I REFUSE to be old !

Comment by Wayne Dixon on June 5, 2017 at 4:58pm

Frank, glad some one is getting some rain other than just me it is pouring down here.  Glad for the kids all getting to graduate.  I have a group getting out this year and next.  if I was not so far gone    I would have loved to taken some courses for my degree, it would have only been for self satisfaction.  Waited to long.  Where are you headed after you depart that area.  You folks be careful, crazy people on those roads.  Take care.

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on June 5, 2017 at 3:57pm

Good rainy afternoon to all Troopers ... ..

We are now in Mansfield, MA. Got here on May 31st and plan to be here thru the end of July. Went to one of my Granddaughter's High School Graduation yesterday. One more to go then all are out of HS.

The weather has been cool and wet, so far, in our visit this summer. Hopefully it will dry out some and perhaps warm up , a bit.

Hope all are doing well, health wise.

This photo is our campsite in South Carolina

This is the one in Massachusetts

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on June 5, 2017 at 3:41pm

Happy be-lated Birthday to Tom Blaszkiewicz!!  I'm 4 ahead of you, or will be on June 8.

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 5, 2017 at 2:27pm


Bad Kissingen, Camp Lee, 2d Squadron, 11ACR.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on June 5, 2017 at 2:10pm
The coldest weather I ever experience was on a road march in the winter of 62-63. In late 62 after we had just completed our border tour,1st. Squadron 2/AC went up and replace a Squadron of the 11/AC so they could go to GRAF. for training . ( Bad Kissin was the name of city ) sure that is not the spelling of the city. someone will correct me. Had only been with the Squadron a couple of months and was on the border in two different areas.
It was cold on the 11th. AC at Graf also. On before mention road march, that sorry ass squad-leader had me standing up in the hatch as a so called Air-Guard. Spent three winters and nothing compared to the first .Fifty-five years later when I think about it the shivers still run up back. The 11th. gave me a certificate worded in such a flowery way that it sounded like I had save the free world. It became a home-town news release. What a hoot, all I did was pulled K.P. and Guard-Duty.
Comment by harold goldstein on June 5, 2017 at 12:13pm

it was a very interesting meet I had with him.  I always wear my 2nd ACR hat wherever I go.  I was advanced party for gyro with the third 12/57 till the 2nd came over

Comment by Harry Warner on June 5, 2017 at 12:05pm


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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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