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Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on September 7, 2017 at 2:11pm

All's well in So. Cal.  lower desert, Frank, was in the Tower on fire lookout Tuesday and all was quiet, this AM saw a structure fire over the hill to the west. Kid's in Merritt Island Fla. recieved evac notice, have to be out by manyana !

also have many more friend & family in Fla.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on September 6, 2017 at 3:16pm

Good afternoon Troopers ... ..

Checking in ... .. All is well in MA. Been cool and a bit rainy of late. Still praying for those in Texas in Harvey's wake. AND...... Now really concerned for my family and friends in the Tampa / Hillsborough County area of Florida, with Hurricane IRMA bearing down on them. For that matter, concerned about the Whole State of FL.

August was a traveling month for us, with stops in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. We are now back in Mansfield, MA until mid October. Will begin heading South, then with a stop over at Stone Mountain, GA, for the Highland Games.

Hope everyone is doing well. Have been reading about all the fires in the Western states. Sure hope that they can get them under control.

Enjoy the day, take care!  Toujours Pret!

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 6, 2017 at 10:22am

Air in the unhealthy range here in Tacoma from all the smoke out of the Cascade Mts fires. Won't be doing any work outside again today.

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 6, 2017 at 10:21am

All good here, Tom C.

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on September 6, 2017 at 4:57am

have had some trouble checking an not receiving notifications as I was in e-mail.

Have I clicked on some shit I should not have, or are others in the same boat.

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 5, 2017 at 12:17pm

Wow, everything around my house is a weird orange/grey from the sun shining through all the smoke and ash coming in because of the forest fires around here in the Cascade Mts.

Wife's rental car had a light layer of ash on it this morning when she went to work. The bird has been having a lot of trouble breathing and I'm starting to have a little trouble myself, but some of that could be coming from the pipe.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on September 4, 2017 at 11:20am

Happy labor day to all. Summer is coming to a end soon and we finally got out of the triple digits today this next week is suppose to be cooler. but the smoke from all the fires is causing quite a lot of haze and smoke in the air, the air quality  has been very bad out here lately.

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 3, 2017 at 12:38pm

90's yesterday, today, tomorrow, and the next day. Will be a new record for most 90's in a row here, doubling the old record.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on September 2, 2017 at 9:18am

RC, glad you and the Missus are ok down there !

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 1, 2017 at 7:44pm

RC, I'll take a little of that rain, please....a little.

Glad to hear you and Gloria are OK.


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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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