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Comment by Joe Sellner on July 8, 2017 at 6:26pm
Drugs are just like Alcohol, Food etc. . People will abuse anything consumable. Been that way since we started walking the earth and they are going to change it. Well I guess once we are no longer on earth , then it will be gone! Hang tough brother!

Tojours Pret
Comment by Joe Sellner on July 8, 2017 at 6:16pm
I hear you Thomas! They gave out the opioids like candy starting a decade ago and they were abused and are being abused. It is a nation wide epedimc according to the news. Sad fact is they work! The best thing they have for pain! It's politics at! People that do not have chronic pain have no idea what's it like to struggle through a day with it . The good thing is eventually they will! Most everyone does at some point. Another case of a few people ruining it for everyone. What really gets me is a member of your care team telling you that you need to lose weight when they are 50 lbs over or more. They did not want to give them to my Dadwho was terminal from Cancer them because he could get addicted. They graduated from college?
Comment by harold goldstein on July 7, 2017 at 6:29pm
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Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on July 7, 2017 at 4:18pm

Good afternoon Troopers ... ..

A bit on the cool side, 67 deg. and Rainy. Been raining since 1030hr and it's now 1603hr. Doesn't look like we will get our afternoon/evening walk today.

Spent the 4th of July Holiday with my daughter, here in MA and her family. Grilled some Kebabs for dinner and walked down to the nearby Pond to watch some fireworks. All in all a good day.

Insurance company finally paid on the Awning claim and we have ordered a new manual awning for the camper. Scheduled to have it installed at the end of July.

This is my MA family. The girl in the middle (dark slacks) is an Exchange Student that was staying with them this school year.

Hope all are doing well, enjoy the day, take care.

Toujours Pret

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on July 4, 2017 at 5:37pm

Thanks Joe but getting them I have....... but the Arthritis needs a boost once in while... and numerous complaints have made of my primary as she has cold turkied some of the pain meds Vets. have been taking for years.

and forbids any Mediacl MJ use....

Comment by Joe Sellner on July 4, 2017 at 5:28pm
Ask for BP meds Thomas. They give them out like candy!
Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on July 4, 2017 at 5:14pm

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on July 4, 2017 at 5:11pm

Happy Independence Day - 4th of July - to everyone.  Spending the day with the family, here in MA.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on July 4, 2017 at 2:39pm

Happy fourth of July to all. Good job Sig way to go. Thanks for the service.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on July 4, 2017 at 1:32pm

Good morning troops, " Happy Independence Day " to all. Nice day up in the lookout tower yesterday, temp. 68deg while down here in the valley triple digits. Got to call in my first two Smoke Checks ( fires outside of the Nat. Forest ) in the afternoon. First in 5 years of Tower duty. Enjoy the celebrations and fireworks and be safe !


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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.


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