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

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

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Comment by Curtis M. Gilbert on July 27, 2017 at 11:36am

Happy Birthday Dave

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 27, 2017 at 10:52am

Thanks everybody. You guys make this old dog feel like a young pup again. Well, at least I don't feel as much like an old dog.

Except you, Joe. That video of those talented young frauleins made me feel like a real old dog. I need to go howl at something.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on July 27, 2017 at 10:22am

Happy Birthday,Dave,and watch your guns.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on July 27, 2017 at 10:22am

Comment by Jim Clendenen on July 27, 2017 at 9:09am

Happy Birthday Dave, and many more.

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on July 27, 2017 at 5:27am

Happy Birthday Dave G,   Do your best to stay outta jail.

Comment by Joseph Auger on July 27, 2017 at 4:58am

Happy Birthday

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on July 26, 2017 at 11:12pm

Happy Birthday Dave......... never thought you would make thirty. As they say only the good die young. As you age I've notice your turning into a pretty-good old boy. May you have many more, we need you here.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 26, 2017 at 5:51pm


DAVE,  HAPPY BIRTHDAY my friend, they just don't want to stop coming, do they.  Have good cold one.

Dave,  I dug out my book for 62/63,  I learnt how to copy from it, but sure don't look very well when you try to enlarge it  their printing leaves a lot to be desired.  

when you are copy it is real blurred.  but I got it.


Comment by Dave Gettman on July 26, 2017 at 3:47pm

Wow Harold, you caught me without a cold bier to accompany that song. I sure am thirsty now!


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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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