Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



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

Members: 252
Latest Activity: 10 hours ago


Discussion Forum

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

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1, 2017.

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.

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Oldtimers to add comments!

Comment by Frank L Moseley on July 19, 2017 at 6:43pm

Good afternoon Troopers ... ..

I am over at the daughter's, using her Wi-Fi while the wife does some laundry. We are doing fine. Been a bit wet of late, but no serious rains. August will be a traveling month for us. Will spend a couple of days with Col. Joe and Dolores in Vermont, then go to NH (North Woodstock) for two weeks. Then up to Quebec for 3 nights, then to Eustis , Maine for the week with 2nd Cav group. Finally traveling back to Mansfield until mid October. Then we head South to Florida with a stop at Stone Mountain, GA for a few days.

Supposed to get the new Awning installed on the camper at the end of July. Already paid for it.

Looks like most of you are doing well. Wayne,hope they get you straightened out finally.   I'm in no hurry to try raw Oysters, just one thing that is on my list of things to try. Went Kayaking a couple of days ago, on a pond (lake) near my daughter's place. I enjoyed it.

Enjoy your evening. Take care.

Toujours Pret!

Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 19, 2017 at 2:54pm

I was wondering about you, R.C. didn't know if all that rain had gotten to your area or not. Had wondered if you had a pair of hip boots, Glad to hear that you and Gloria are doing ok. Keep in touch.  If you folks are ever up this way, stop by and say hello.  Was not much of a host the last time.  I am making a lot of visit's to VA here lately, have 2 this week and a couple next week.  They found fluid around my heart, when they did a catscan on me, still waiting for an appt. with a heart doctor. must not be to bad, still waiting.

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 18, 2017 at 7:33pm

Alive and kickin', RC. Thanks for asking, my friend.

Comment by Harry Warner on July 18, 2017 at 4:52pm
Good to hear from ya RC. Thought we were gonna have to send out the hounds.
Comment by RC (Robert Chessley) Johnson on July 18, 2017 at 4:34pm

Harry, Wayne Dave   I hope everyone are doing well.. all good here.   RC

Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 15, 2017 at 5:45pm

I am going from bad to worse, I am going to have to proof read every thing before I hit the ADD COMMENT button.   

Comment by Harry Warner on July 15, 2017 at 5:27pm
Wayne, don't change a thing. We always know what you mean.
Comment by Joe Sellner on July 15, 2017 at 5:24pm
Awesome! Canned Heat! Chicks were pretty hot too!
Good tune Dave and how true!
Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 15, 2017 at 4:49pm

Harry, throw out the now it should be not.  I may be down to having my wife or daughter doing my doing my typing my old hands are getting worse everyday.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 15, 2017 at 4:27pm

Dave, I agree, I would love a real good schnitzel right now.  Has been a few years since I was out to my friends place on the circle here in Fort Worth.  He was born somewhere round Bonn.  He has been over here for many a years. I have known him since in the 70s or early 80s, when I was real active in the Shrine.

Harry, I have been lucky never been down sick from oysters.  I probally would now mess with them now days,  to much contamination going around.   


Members (252)



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.

© 2018   Created by Robb Russell.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service