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Comment by Dave Gettman on September 11, 2017 at 12:41pm

High and dry here, Sig. Could use a little of that Irma precip to help with the fires. Never seen it so dry before. Had a small front come through Saturday with just a fine mist that didn't even wash the ash off the cars. It helped clean up the air though and kept temperatures in the high 50's to low 60's during the day.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on September 11, 2017 at 12:11pm

Good morning troops on 9/11. Our daughter, son in law and grandson who live on Merritt Island, Fla. made it through Irma with just minor damage to their dock which is on the Indian River and a board in their garage as a shelf fell and hit their car. They were prepared for worse with food water and a generator which came in handy as they lost power. Hope all is well with the brothers on this fine Monday. Toujours Pret, y'all. Honor Guard Duty on Friday.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 10, 2017 at 5:22pm

DAVE, I have heard from 3 of my family's in Florida they are ok, they are living in the north part of the state towards the center.  They are getting a little breeze nothing heavy as of yet.   Have been watching the news, they have been battering with the rain down south.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 9, 2017 at 2:29pm

DAVE, I still have the rash and the skin cancer but we are working on them, so far they have cut out two area's on my head for the cancer.  They have done a good job.  yeah the folks in Florida I hope are going to be ok, I have 5 family's down in Florida, sure hope they make it out and not to much damage.

Hello out there to all of our troopers, hope all are doing ok.  Hope all in Florida weather out this battle with the storm, OK.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 8, 2017 at 4:43pm

Good to hear from you Wayne. Hope your family in Florida make it through the storm OK.

Must feel pretty good having the house and van paid for. I paid off my truck a few months ago, 2 years early, and that felt pretty good. Thankfully the house has been paid off for decades.

I sure don't envy you all those trips to the VA. That has to be taking a lot out of you and Vi. Hope you get to the bottom of those sores (pun intended).

Did you ever get any relief on that rash that was driving you crazy for so long?

Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 8, 2017 at 4:13pm

Hope all are doing well and in good health,  Have been doing ok at this end.  I have been getting a little weaker here lately, but am hanging in there. Making a lot of appointments at VA, still fighting the sores on my backside they don't seem to want to heal. we have tried about everything, different seat cushions even changed the bed mattress unit,  I have had better.  oh well trial and error.  I feel good any way finally the first of the month, I paid off the home and that van of mine, the big ones.  After Harvey, now the bad news headed for Florida.  I have a bunch of my family living down there, would like to see it go back out to sea.

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 8, 2017 at 8:16am

Happy Birthday Curtis Gilbert!

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.


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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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