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.

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

Discussion Forum

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

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

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.

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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on July 31, 2017 at 9:49am

Mornin Troops, It's Monday morning on the West Coast,0640 hrs, 63 Deg. going up to the triple digits and all is well. Top O the mornin to you all, Dave, Wayne, Harold, Harry and the rest of you Keller Rats !

Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 30, 2017 at 5:21pm

DAVE,  the photo you copied is 100 percent better than mine.  Now how do I copy to my file with out messing up.  Mine was to dark and had dark spots all over it. leave information for me, have to go my nurse is here to change me out.  thanks again.

Comment by Harry Warner on July 30, 2017 at 5:20pm

Wayne, this is the best I could do with a grainy photo.

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 29, 2017 at 4:00pm

Wayne, I'm not having much luck with the I Troop scan either. This is what I've got....

Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 29, 2017 at 2:29pm

HAROLD, I know the feeling, I don't care to go under the knife either, I am getting to old for that, hope your shots keep you going.  They are  doing more test on  me now.

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 28, 2017 at 1:04pm

Damn Gene, nice job sneaking your birthday past everybody. Sorry I missed it. Happy Birthday!!! I was busy reliving the explosion of C-15 on July 25, 1974. What a birthday candle that would have made!

Comment by Joseph Auger on July 28, 2017 at 2:38am

Dave,that's not the way you remember Germany?

Comment by ErnieKeel on July 28, 2017 at 12:55am

happy b day Dave, stay toujour pret !!

Comment by ErnieKeel on July 28, 2017 at 12:50am

Comment by gene gunia on July 27, 2017 at 8:27pm

dave,we're just two days apart, mine was the 25th. first grand child was born on the same day as my birthday.


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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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