Dragoon Base

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Comment by Joe Sellner on August 12, 2017 at 5:44pm
I was at the VA hospital in Minneapolis yesterday and an employee told me there are staff shortages and a hiring freeze. Many employees are choosing retirement of just leaving . It is not good guys and you can sense it when going there. I look at the multiple amputees and people injured from IEDs. Pretty sad situation!
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 12, 2017 at 5:25pm

Speaking of bad weather, there may have been a tornado in Vilseck yesterday where the Regiment is home based. Among the many things damaged was the Fallen Dragoon Memorial, which was completely destroyed. Several of the memorial trees in the park, one planted for each fallen trooper, were heavily damaged or completely uprooted.

Comment by Harry Warner on August 12, 2017 at 2:28pm

Hello Wayne.  It would have been nice if he were eligible but the timing was off.  The weather really hasn't been too bad in these parts.  Typical heat and humidity.  Jo and I still go to the casino. Some habits are harder to break than others.  We enjoy the atmosphere and don't go crazy.  

Our best to you and Vi. 

Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 12, 2017 at 2:07pm

Thanks HARRY, for the information on John.   I was not for sure.  I had only know him from talking to him on our net.  I was retired when he had joined the 2nd.  Hope you and Jo are doing fine, I see from the weather man that you have been getting some of the bad weather that has been going around.  Have you folks been going over to the casino and doing any winning.  It has been a long while since we have been to any casino, sure wish that we could, but don't think I could even operate a slot any more.  Getting weaker all the time, my old hands are starting to become claws.  You folks take care, we send our best.

Comment by Harry Warner on August 12, 2017 at 6:37am
Behind every joke is a bit of truth. I didn't realize at the time that MY behind was exposed.
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 11, 2017 at 9:23pm

We're living proof, Harry. Two clowns are more appropriate here.

Comment by Harry Warner on August 11, 2017 at 6:18pm
Dave, I was going to put it in the politics group but then I thought 2 clowns were more appropriate here.
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 11, 2017 at 5:31pm

Shank you very much, Harold!

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 11, 2017 at 5:31pm

That's a scary picture, Harry!

Comment by harold goldstein on August 11, 2017 at 4:04pm
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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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