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 Dave Gettman on August 9, 2017 at 10:33am

Harry, is that what you Joisey guys call em, "pipes"?

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on August 9, 2017 at 10:30am

Gutten Morgen all you Keller Rats, checking in as not to be counted AWOL, sunny & hot down here, hope all is well, Wayne, good to hear from you, keep on keeping on. Tower duty manyana !

Comment by Harry Warner on August 9, 2017 at 8:30am
She's got a great set of pipes.
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 8, 2017 at 8:48pm

Any Etta James fans out there? Song of the week....

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 8, 2017 at 8:38pm


The first place to start is the National Archives. Go to this page and everything you need is there to request any military records they may have on him. https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

You can print the form (SF 180) out and mail it in or you can file it electronically on the computer. You can even get his medals if he had any. If you need any help with the form, give me a holler.

Another thing you can do is join Ancestry.com and start a family tree, but the memberships are kind of expensive and it is a recurring yearly fee. If you want access to international records it really gets expensive. It's a great place to find ancestors and relatives though, and you might find somebody who has already been working on the family tree.

Comment by Joe Sellner on August 8, 2017 at 5:41pm
Battle on Wayne! I will pray for you! Some of the toughest battles in life are against a foe you cannot shoot!
Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 8, 2017 at 4:16pm

DAVE,      need some information.  I just found information concerning my father having been in the service, he was in the service twice back in the 1920's. I found his period of service and his service number.  Who would I contact to receive information concerning my dad's service and where he was stationed.  I have been working on my family history, I broke down and even had a DNA done on me.  Most of my family come from England and Ireland, plus Scandanavion area and Europe. 'Started out here in the states, in the Carolina's then Kentucky and Tenn.   I wish I could contact some of the group from my kin that have worked on the family history.  I would love to know more and leave a little knowledge for my kids.  I have started a little late.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 7, 2017 at 3:04pm

Tied a record today for most days in a row at Sea-Tac Airport without measurable rain....51 days, set in 1951. Supposed to be sunny and in the 80's at least through next Sunday too. Gonna shatter that record.

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 7, 2017 at 1:59pm

I'm a founding member of the museum where Cobra King will be permanently home based.

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 7, 2017 at 1:57pm

Oh yeah. Len fired off an e-mail to me as soon as Cobra King was discovered in Vilseck.


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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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