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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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

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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 14, 2017 at 10:48am

Was in Whittier, Ca yesterday at Rose Hills Memorial Park and toured their famous Rose Garden, a salute to veterans !

Comment by Jim Clendenen on October 12, 2017 at 5:21pm
Comment by Dave Gettman on October 12, 2017 at 11:09am

Sig, I've seen some listed for hundreds and even thousands of dollars at auctions. Depends on the condition and the fools bidding on it. I'll take the cheap one I can put in my pocket.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 12, 2017 at 9:59am

Dave, I also own a Stone Mountain Half Dollar, purchased mine way back, didn't know they were worth that much now, cool !

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on October 11, 2017 at 4:22pm

Shot of the lake here in the campground. Some color in the trees and the 3 Swans.

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 11, 2017 at 1:02pm

Hey Frank, they are a bit costly but you can get an original Stone Mountain half dollar that was minted in 1925 to raise funds for the project. I got one for mark Kieth at GovMint.com a couple years ago. The price is still $69.95.

Trouble is, the real GovMint can come take it away from you, make it worthless, or make it illegal to own.

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on October 11, 2017 at 12:06pm

The comment Box is not fully loading ,for me, so I cannot post pictures.
Had to get New Phones for Cathy and me yesterday. Mine died and her's was dying. Really need them with the traveling we are doing.
This coming Monday, we will pull out of Canoe River Campground and begin moving South with a 5 day stopover at Stone Mountain, GA, then on to Tampa for the Winter.
Hope all are doing well. Enjoy the day, Take Care!

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on October 9, 2017 at 9:57pm

Hope any of our guys in Northern California are all right. Been reading about the fires in Napa Valley area.

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on October 6, 2017 at 3:26pm

contact your county VSO,,, veterans service officer.

Comment by harold goldstein on October 6, 2017 at 9:45am

hOW?  I spoke with them and told them since I am retired I am selling off assets in order to live.  Social Security does not cover 1/3rd


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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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