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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1.

Troop Ships 43 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Robert Burns Wadley Dec 25, 2015.

Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Shannon Ryan Sep 29, 2015.

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Comment by Dave Gettman on June 8, 2017 at 10:13am

Happy Birthday, Frank the Wanderer!

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 8, 2017 at 9:36am

" HAPPY BIRTHDAY " Frank, enjoy your special day !blessings !

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 7, 2017 at 8:12pm

The wife happens to have several cans of Vienna sausages. Never tried the two together. Hmmmm.....

Comment by Harry Warner on June 7, 2017 at 6:59pm
Those cherry peppers and Vienna Sausages were among the biggest sellers when I ran the PX at Gates. Couldn't keep 'em on the shelves.
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 7, 2017 at 6:51pm

Wayne, you found one of my weaknesses. I have a few jars of cherry peppers in the kitchen cabinet, one in the refrigerator, and a few down at my buddy's man cave, but I've had to tone it down from the hot to the sweet ones.

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 7, 2017 at 6:48pm

Hey Shannon,

It was good talking to you on the phone the other day. Good luck with that backlog of e-mails!

Comment by Wayne Dixon on June 7, 2017 at 5:50pm

A BIG HELLO TO ALL,    The weather is beautiful out side, I managed to get out in it, if only to go with the wife to get oil changed in the van, get ready for more trips to VA in Dallas.  They want to see me some more.  YES, RONNY, IT DID GET COLD OVER THERE, the snow drifts were taller than the jeeps.  Many a cold day we spent on patrol.  USE to buy a jar of the hot cherry peppers to take on patrol with me, from the PX, KEPT THE OLD BLOOD FLOWING.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on June 7, 2017 at 12:10am
Knew my spelling wasn't correct , cold... cold place that winter.
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.

 

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888

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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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