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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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A little Simon and Garfunkel. OK, a lot, complete with the crackle and pop of vintage vinyl.

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

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Troop Ships 43 Replies

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Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

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Comment by Jim Clendenen on June 20, 2017 at 10:54am

A woman from Los Angeles who was a tree hugger and an anti-hunter purchased a piece of timberland near Colville, WA . There was a large tree on one of the highest points in the tract. She wanted a good view of the natural splendor of her land so she started to climb the big tree.

As she neared the top she encountered a spotted owl that attacked her. In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to the ground and got many splinters in her crotch.

In considerable pain, she hurried to a local ER to see a doctor. She told him she was an environmentalist, and an anti-hunter and how she came to get all the splinters. The doctor listened to her story with great patience and then told her to go wait in the examining room and he would see if he could help her.

She sat and waited three hours before the doctor re-appeared.The angry woman demanded, "What took you so long?"

He smiled and then told her, "Well, I had to get permits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber from a 'recreational area' so close to a Waste Treatment Facility.

And I'm sorry, but due to Obama-Care they turned you down.

Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on June 19, 2017 at 12:58am

Happy Fathers Day to you troopers..hopes you had a great day with yours."Toujours Pret" Always Ready..opie!!

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 18, 2017 at 11:18am

Happy Fathers Day to y'all, from the west coast !

Comment by ErnieKeel on June 18, 2017 at 8:05am

Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads! Here is the Poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling:

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!


Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on June 17, 2017 at 3:36pm

I want to wish ALL the Fathers / Dads a Very Happy Father's Day!  Hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends. We are going over to the daughter's in East Bridgewater for a dinner.

Hope all are in good health. Saw on FB, where Carl Kreitzer is awaiting test results. Holding good thoughts for him.

Enjoy the day, take care.

Comment by Joe Sellner on June 13, 2017 at 4:41pm
Excellent song Dave! I have an album of his!
Comment by ErnieKeel on June 13, 2017 at 10:27am

20 years ago while in Richmond, VA I stumbled across Monuments Ave. Never saw so many Confederate monuments before. There was some debate about taking them down then but they are still up as far as I know.

Ronnie understand the hate for Andrew Jackson, all you have to say is Indian removal Act.

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 13, 2017 at 10:14am

Oh well, it was a nice thought, Sig.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 13, 2017 at 9:40am

Sorry Dave, not I, don't play !

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 12, 2017 at 9:52am

Somebody in So Cal hit the big lotto. Sig?


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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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