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Comment by Dave Gettman on July 12, 2017 at 6:18pm

Nope, nope, and nope. Definitely no oysters.

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on July 12, 2017 at 6:04pm

Yeah, those Steamers can be a bit on the chewy side. I did dip them in butter though.

One of these days I want to try the raw oysters on the half shell. I do like them fried, smoked and in Oyster Stew.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on July 12, 2017 at 4:37pm

Never was one for synchronized swimming, but I could be wrong.

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 12, 2017 at 3:41pm

Thanks Frank! Actually, dipped in butter and swallowed whole I can handle them steamers. Just as long as I don't have to chew.

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on July 12, 2017 at 12:54pm

Ok Dave,  Lobster it is! And some more Steamers for me !

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 11, 2017 at 2:32pm

Donald Trump receives 2d Cavalry Stetson in Poland.

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 11, 2017 at 2:26pm

You can keep the steamers, Frank, but I could go for some lobster!

Comment by harold goldstein on July 11, 2017 at 1:23pm


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Comment by harold goldstein on July 11, 2017 at 1:11pm

Looks great Frank.  Enjoy every minute

Toujours Pret

Comment by harold goldstein on July 11, 2017 at 1:10pm

Department of Defense Extends Online Military Exchange Shopping Privileges to Veterans

Press Operations

Release No: NR-010-17 
Jan. 13, 2017

The veterans online shopping benefit will be effective this Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
While shopping privileges exclude the purchase of uniforms, alcohol and tobacco products, it includes the Exchange Services’ dynamic online retail environment known so well to service members and their families. This policy change follows careful analysis, coordination and strong public support. 

“We are excited to provide these benefits to honorably discharged veterans to recognize their service and welcome them home to their military family,” said Peter Levine, performing the duties for the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness. 

“In addition, this initiative represents a low-risk, low-cost opportunity to help fund Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs in support of service members’ and their families’ quality of life. And it’s just the right thing to do,” Levine added. 

The online benefit will also strengthen the exchanges’ online businesses to better serve current patrons. Inclusion of honorably discharged veterans would conservatively double the exchanges’ online presence, thereby improving the experience for all patrons through improved vendor terms, more competitive merchandise assortments, and improved efficiencies, according to DoD officials.
“As a nation, we are grateful for the contributions of our service members. Offering this lifetime online benefit is one small, tangible way the nation can say, ‘Thank you’ to those who served with honor,” Levine said. 


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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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