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

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1, 2017.

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 Dave Gettman on September 19, 2017 at 7:36pm

You folks ready to get your minds blown? Check this out....the oldest person buried at Arlington National Cemetery at 103 years old, Sgt. Jeff King, served in Troop L, 2d Cavalry.....and he was a Navajo Indian!!!

Here is his enlistment record....KING, Jeff [Indian name illegible]; enlisted: May 3, 1891, Fort Wingate, New Mexico, by Lieut. Hoppin; born: Navajo Reservation, New Mexico; age: 23 yrs; occupation: herder; black eyes, black hair, copper complexion, 5’8”; Company L, 2d Cavalry; discharged: August 2, 1894, Fort Wingate, New Mexico, General Order 80, Adjutant General’s Office, 1890; rank: sergeant; character: excellent.

Comment by Joe Sellner on September 19, 2017 at 5:13pm
I am taking Lisinoprilm also ! Now the big thing is they want to get everyone on Statin for fat in the blood. They put me on it and I ended up in the ER and proceeded to have a $5000. Check up on my heart. Thought it was the big one. Heart is fine they said. Nurse told me some people systems cannot handle the Statin. If what you have does not kill you . The cure will!
Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on September 18, 2017 at 11:50am
Anyone into Ken Burn's new 18 hour documentary Viet-Nam ? First hour & half last night, also showing tonight.
My wife's next door neighbor Dewight Birdwell will be part of this film before it is over. Birdwell was buddies with her brothers and was in and out of their home before he was drafted into the military.
Birdwell is the highest decorated person from our area in the Viet-Nam war. DSC, Silver Star and more than one Bronse Stars.
After his service Birdwell went to school and become a lawyer. He practice's Real Estate Law and resides in Oklahoma city.
Birdwell is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

He did okay for a rural boy from the hills whose father had a old rig who drilled water wells. That old rig didn't really drill, it punch them.
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on September 18, 2017 at 10:12am

Good morning to all the troopers out there, hope your week is blessed !

Comment by gene gunia on September 18, 2017 at 9:59am

Harold, so sorry to hear about all the medical problems you and the mrs.are going through.also glad you made it through the storm ok.take care and work at getting well.

Comment by gene gunia on September 18, 2017 at 9:48am

harry,all is well here,no damage.got power back on Friday and phone,tv and internet this morning. thanks for thinking of me. 

 a  belated happy birthday to you!

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on September 17, 2017 at 12:17am

Please call me Tom,,,,,,,, Thomas is what Mom used to say when ticked off.... not that I ever gave her any reason.....

Comment by Shannon Ryan on September 16, 2017 at 11:50pm

I will, thanks Thomas

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on September 16, 2017 at 11:31pm


 Yes I am agent orange related,,, I all of a sudden have developped spot on my lungs and yes I am a smoker.. I did google  " Lisinopril and Lung disorders # and it is or can be a definite cause. especially for long term users.. It also mentioned Type 2 diabetes as a side effect...  this was a FDA reports 

Google it......


Comment by Shannon Ryan on September 16, 2017 at 11:22pm

Thomas after reading your profile could your cough be related to your exposure to agent orange ? I hear that can do all kind of things to you I expect that you have been checked out?


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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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