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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

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Comment by Shannon Ryan on October 2, 2017 at 12:17am
Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 30, 2017 at 5:11pm

Hope all of our Cav brothers are doing fine. and doing well wish all the best.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 30, 2017 at 5:03pm

HAROLD, I was in the 3rd battalion, Company G, 1960 until they redid all the units, then my unit was I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2ndAC in Amberg.  I went home in 60 and returned back to the same unit in 1962 till 1964 same Troop.  I spent awhile riding the border.  during my time with the Cav.   You know I was starting to study for my CW license in till I messed up my spinal cord and the nerves in my hand. really messed up. 

Comment by ErnieKeel on September 29, 2017 at 1:16pm

How do you read me Harold 5 by 5 ?  Hope all the old-timers are well, thought I would stop by and say Hi.  My wife works in my Church thrift store and aways brings me an assortment of used books she thinks I might enjoy, which is of course military or history related mostly. Recently she plopped down in my bathroom library Colin Powells' book "My American Journey" (circa 1995). Fellas this is a really good read especially the first several chapters about growing up in the Bronx and his early years in the Army. Refreshing how he dealt with adversity, constructively!  If you ever get a chance check it out.

Comment by harold goldstein on September 28, 2017 at 6:14pm

Wayne, After basic I  went to Radio School.  I came in 5th of my class and the first 5 had their choice of Stateside, Asia, (JAPQN<KOREA< ETC>>) or Germany. I chose Germany and went to FT. MEADE to the 2nd ACR.  They assigned me to HQ Co. and I went on advance party to Nuremberg.

That I landed on Dec 11 1957 and stayed till March of 59.  3 days in FT. DIX and was released to active reserve.

The reserves did not use my talents in communications, but got my 3rd stripe at the first weekend.

That picture is from New Years Eve 1958 - 59 in Paris France.

I don't remember the two guys I went with, one was Reynolds the other we called Smitty, but we had a ball.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 28, 2017 at 5:35pm

HAROLD, I had some one trying to call my home, I traced the number down and the number was out of New York City and was a number that had many complaints filed on it.  Some jokers will try to get away with everything any more.  one had called a cousin in Ohio trying to obtain money in my name.  I wish I could catch one like that they would spend a little time, I would see to that.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 28, 2017 at 5:08pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM, MAY YOU HAVE MANY MORE.  Looks  like we continue to climb that old ladder.  I wanted to buy some more insurance on me for the wife, there cost for insurance on me is sky high, I am just going to make deposit into my savings, better than filling the pockets of the insurance company.  

Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 28, 2017 at 3:16pm

HAROLD,  I was looking at your photograph, I tried to enlarge it.  I thought the brass looked like crossed cannons on your left lapel, were you in a artillery unit at one time.  I was in the artillery in 1949 in Sonthofen Germany in the old Constabulary, Circle C Cowboy's they called us.  I was a forward observer, my unit had just won the trophy for the best Artillery unit in Germany.

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 28, 2017 at 12:03pm

You would have to fill out a request for his records from the National Archives, Harold. I'm taking off for a day in the woods with my brother but I can point you in the right direction when I get home.

Comment by harold goldstein on September 28, 2017 at 10:55am

Dave, he had to be proud of the 2nd ACR for someone to put it on his gravestone


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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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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