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Comment by Harry Warner on August 30, 2017 at 5:19pm
Latest news showing people having to be rescued in Beaumont. Thoughts and prayers for R.C. and Gloria along with all the others affected by this unprecedented event.
Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on August 29, 2017 at 6:32pm

Just heard on the 5:00 P.M. news R.C. Johnson home town ( Beaumont) has had 13.9 inches of rain today. That is a lot of rain falling on a already wet area.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on August 29, 2017 at 2:56pm

Good afternoon Troopers ... ..

It has been a few weeks since I was able to get on Dragoon Base.Been traveling since Aug. 2 and now back in MA for 7 weeks. Traveled to Vermont, spent 2 nights with Col and Mrs Krawczyk, then to New Hampshire for a couple of weeks, then to Cathedral Pines Campground in Eustis, Maine. The GPS routed us through Canada (Quebec) to Maine. Got a FULL Inspection of the truck and camper going into Canada, about an hour in time lost.

At the campground in Maine, there was a mini 2nd Cavalry Reunion and camp out. Col Joe and Dolores Krawczyk, me and Cathy, Rick and Sue Martin, Stewart and Robin Smith were camping there. Ed Paquette and his wife drove up for a day. Dave Berry visited for a few hours. Had a great time, lots of tales swapped. We want to do it again, next summer, at the same campground.

Praying for all those in the Hurricane in Texas. Hope all are safe, dry, and in good health.

L to R: Col Joe Krawczyk, Dolores Krawczyk, Stewart Smith, Rick Martin, Frank Moseley

Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 28, 2017 at 5:02pm

Has anyone heard from RC and Gloria? hope they came thru this ok, was hoping they might have been on the net. Would like to hear that they are ok.  Just a little rain in my area, but the ones down south, really bit the bullet.  HARVEY really did a job on them.  Quite a few years ago Galveston had a real bad one.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on August 28, 2017 at 12:55pm

 My area has had the most unusual August, much cooler and wetter then normal. The folks to our south are having it rough( Texas) and we pray that things will get better for the people of that great state, and they recover quickly .

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on August 28, 2017 at 10:02am

Shannon, yes same weather down south here, 110 the last 2 days and a few more to come, right now 0700 and 70 deg. going up into the triple digits today. Try to do outside stuff early and spend the day in air conditioned house !

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on August 27, 2017 at 7:54pm

I am TDY ,I hope RC and Gloria and Wayne and VI are all safe and sound.Hope going your way.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 27, 2017 at 2:17pm

Shannon, you and Dennis take care.  I have been lucky so far only a little rain.  I was looking at some photos from down Houston way, it didn't look to good.  I hope RC and Gloria has managed to get bye the blunt of the storm down their way.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 27, 2017 at 2:01pm

RC hope you and Gloria are making it ok, doesn't look good. we are lucky ,up this way it does show we are due for some rain, but I was looking at the photos from down your way. Harvey has beat a path all around the area down your way, hope you got away from the bad area.  You and Gloria take care.

Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on August 27, 2017 at 1:11am

thoughts to Wayne,VI and RC and Gloria down there and all in Harveys path..take care and be safe...Opie here. "Toujours Pret"


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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.


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