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Comment by harold goldstein on September 15, 2017 at 9:38am

Happy birthday harry.  

I have had a hell of a last five or close to 6 weeks.  My wife Joan had to be rushed to the hospital.  She had blocked arteries leading to the Colin and thought that they would have to operate and remove a large portion.  That would have put a bag on her side.  We called in our own gastro guy  and went into tests.  No operation and fed only by tubes for 8 days.  believe it or not, I sleept in a chair for the first 4 days. after a few days of recuperating, before seeing the doc we started preparing for the Hurricane which was aimed right for my apartment.  The doc cancelled the appointment and ran to GA.

We went to a friends house where about 4 tornadoes touched down, hitting a cell site.  All homes were good.

Going to take an MRA today to loo k at the arteries and see if any are still blocked.  She does not have any more pain.

Thank you all for thinking of us in South FL

Comment by RC (Robert Chessley) Johnson on September 14, 2017 at 12:15pm

Happy Birthday Harry!  

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on September 14, 2017 at 9:50am

A late Happy Birthday for Harry,sorry I was cleaning up the bar,what a mess from your party.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on September 14, 2017 at 9:38am

Belated Happy Birthday Harry, you old keller rat !

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on September 14, 2017 at 9:37am

Mornin Troops, checking in so as not to be counted AWOL. Currently 0630, 57 deg. overcast. Some fishing this AM. Manyana, Honor Guard Duty at Riverside National. All's well on the Southern west Coast. Have a great day !

Comment by Harry Warner on September 14, 2017 at 6:57am
Thank you, Wayne and Dave. I think this one came around quicker than last year's.
Comment by Dave Gettman on September 13, 2017 at 3:16pm

You can keep the heat, Wayne. 70's and 80's is plenty hot enough for me.

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 13, 2017 at 3:01pm

Oh damn, thanks for the heads-up, Wayne.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARRY!!!! I needed something to brighten my day and this just might do it.


Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 13, 2017 at 2:42pm

HARRY, I almost missed it.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, May you have a good one and many more to come.  Are you headed for the Casino, good luck, IF YOU ARE.

Tell Jo We said hello, you folks take care.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 13, 2017 at 2:00pm

SIG, glad to hear the family ok, in Florida.  So far all of my family's are ok also, all they had was rain and loss of power, lucky no one was hurt in the storm.

DAVE, tell you what, I'll trade you a little of my temperature for a little of your's. I'm running in the mid 90's here in Texas, My air conditioner has not stopped.  Hope that you get a little rain so that all those fire will die out.

To all of our fellow troopers, I hope all are in good health and doing fine.  To all we wish the best for all, from the Dixon household here in Texas. Toujours Pret..


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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.


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