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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 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 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 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

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on October 6, 2017 at 7:44am

Harold you did know you can file for relief on the co-pays.

Comment by harold goldstein on October 4, 2017 at 1:29pm

Wayne, I graduated Radio School Aug of 57 Fort Dix NJ and went right to FT. MEADE 2nd ACR

which was Gyroing back to Germany in March or April 58.

I was with the advance party and landed in Germany 12/11/57 HQ HQ CO, MERRILL BARRACKS,  NUREMBERG.  I left 3/59

I can't afford medicines either and the VA makes me pay $24. for 90 days.  Costco has some of my scrips which I pay $13.16 dollars for 90 days.  

Comment by Wayne Dixon on October 4, 2017 at 1:18pm

I  was in GERMANY from 59-61 then back over 62-64 same unit.  Harold when were you there from signal school? . My medicine is all taken care by VA.  I could not afford 700. I am retired, wished my pay was more.

Comment by harold goldstein on October 3, 2017 at 5:07pm

wAYNE, HOW ARE YOU?   Mike Rutollo I believe was at HQ in 1960.

I left 3/59

I'm having a problem getting the medicine I need for my tri glicerides. the costco pharmacy wants $700. for 90 days. and it seems to be the only one that works.

I'm mooching samples from all the DR's I go to but not enough.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on October 3, 2017 at 4:41pm

HAROLD, who are you talking about, Michael.  I  know of one from back then, he and I were in old G before the changes were made.  Ned wrote our unit paper.


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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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