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

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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 Harry Warner on August 11, 2017 at 3:26pm

Comment by Harry Warner on August 11, 2017 at 2:48pm
Also, assuming John was drafted, and I'm almost 99% sure he was, they weren't drafting those under age 17.
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 11, 2017 at 2:43pm

Thanks Harry. 1952 makes a little more sense.

Comment by Harry Warner on August 11, 2017 at 2:26pm
Hello Wayne. I can't locate John's date of service. Perhaps somewhere in his many pages of dialogues in Oldtimers he may have mentioned something about it.
Dave, his DOB was Feb. 11, 1952. His bio shows he got to 2nd Cav in
1969, making him 17. If he was sent to Germany as his first and only duty station it may help in figuring out his age at entering.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 11, 2017 at 2:02pm

Top of the day to all of our fellow TROOPERS and their  families, hope everyone is fine,  I send my best to all.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 11, 2017 at 1:56pm

Can anyone verify John Boyd's age, if so I can get him listed with the organization Underage military group of which I am a member.  I entered the service when I was only 15, retiring at the age of 36 with 21years and 6 days service and was the Texas state vice commander for the organization of underage military service members.  VUMS is a national organization. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 10, 2017 at 8:12pm

We all miss him RC. Sorry it took so long.

Comment by RC (Robert Chessley) Johnson on August 10, 2017 at 5:54pm

Dave, thanx for putting John in Fiddlers Green, I miss my buddy.  RC

Comment by harold goldstein on August 10, 2017 at 11:44am

The VA has been decent the last few years, on my meds, and apparatus, i.e. Compression, socks, walker, glasses, etc...but I have never been a patient of the hospital 

Comment by harold goldstein on August 10, 2017 at 11:42am

 

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888

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