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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 harold goldstein on August 17, 2017 at 4:19pm

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 17, 2017 at 11:31am

Comment by Harry Warner on August 14, 2017 at 1:04pm
When you can't tell the difference between fact(truth) and fiction(lies) you'll drink the Kool Aid.
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on August 14, 2017 at 11:18am

God morning from sunny & cool  So. Cal. 59 deg when I woke at 0530 a nice cool morning with a marine layer to cool our day down, gonna be under triple digits, hurrah. Thursday past was triple digits here but a cool 68 deg up in the lookout tower, Elev. 7790, Elev. here 1500.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 13, 2017 at 2:57pm

Thanks Harry, If I can find out any thing, I'll let you know.

Comment by Harry Warner on August 13, 2017 at 2:50pm

Wayne, I wish I could help you.  To the  best of my recollection, I was either in Graf at the time or back in Amberg.  If you hear anything from Stars and Stripes I would be interested to see what you learn.  

Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 13, 2017 at 2:37pm

HARRY, need to pick your memory.  Were you the medic at Camp Gates when the Sgt was caught in between the two track vehicles, I had served with him and had prepared his things for his brother who was to escort him back to the states.  My old memory does not recall.  I am going to contact STARS AND STRIPES for their obit column to obtain all of the information concerning his accident.  Would appreciate any help you can give me concerning this.  Need to get a time span so they can come up with the obit.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on August 13, 2017 at 2:00pm

Just checking in I am still working up in Truckee 6 days a week 10 hour days I have a couple more weeks of this. I come home on Saturday for clean cloths and back on the road by 0330 hrs. on Monday to get to work by 0600 hrs. The weather is great about 49 degrees in the morning warming up to the 80's. Stay well Brothers Toujours pret.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on August 12, 2017 at 10:41pm

                                               A ROSE

A Rose by any other name is still name is still a Rose.

A Chrysanthemum by any other name is easier to spell.

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 12, 2017 at 6:31pm

I was poking around on Facebook posting on 2d Cavalry pages about the monument accident, when I blundered into the daughter and son of the guy I saved during the C-15 explosion. It was on the "I Lived in Bindlach, German (The Rock)" page and her post caught my eye because I saw the years 1973-74. I was there 1974-75 so I stopped to read the article. She was talking about being 8 years old when they left because her dad's three year tour had been cut short by a terrible accident. That's when I looked at her name and saw her maiden name was Brow, the same as the SSG I saved. Unfortunately he passed away in 2002, but he got another 28 years with his family.

 

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

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