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Troop Ships 45 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Arthur D. Lovelace Sep 9.

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

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

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 Shannon Ryan on November 3, 2017 at 2:36am

Just checking in ,we went back to Tennessee for a week to visit the kids and grandkids We really enjoy it out there in that part of the country very green and a lot slower of a pace. land and houses are much more affordable I think we may end up out there when we retire. I have about had my fill of California. Our crazy Governor just raised our fuel taxes 12 cents on a gallon of gasoline and 22 cents a gallon on diesel he is jacking up our registration fees in January I have a 2000 ford truck that is still costing me $400 a year to register it and the state wants more. He said when he was running for office there would be no tax increases unless they were voter approved on a ballot That was a big lie.They make you pay dearly to live in this state and it is not worth it any more, I think the only state more expensive to live in is New York. People are leaving at a good pace, soon it will only be state workers and welfare recipients left here.  Sorry about the ranting I just needed to vent a bit. Stay well Brothers.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on October 30, 2017 at 1:27pm

Hope all you folks  in the east did not get hit to bad with the bad weather i' am hearing about,  every one take care.

Frank, you headed south just at the right time. Hope you and the misses are doing   ok, have been looking at all of the photo's that you have been posting.                               

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 30, 2017 at 12:46pm

Sig, you man the gun. I'll drive!

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 30, 2017 at 12:45pm

Still alive in the great northwest, Frank. You must be starting to get a pretty good collection of stickers on your trailer by now.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on October 30, 2017 at 12:03pm

Good Morning Troopers... ..
Comment box not fully opening, again.
We are in Tampa (Thonotosassa) now and will be here through the Holidays. Just wanted to drop in and say Hello to everyone. Hope all are doing well.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 30, 2017 at 9:29am

Some pictures from the weekend, Saturday Car show at Palm Springs Air Museum and yes it was hot.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on October 28, 2017 at 1:58pm

Thank you, Sig.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 28, 2017 at 9:33am

Praying for my friend Wayne !

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on October 28, 2017 at 12:11am
Guy walking down a beach and spies a bottle at water edge. Picks it up and says O what the heck and gives it a rub.

Out jumps a Gene and says Master you have one wish.

Guy thinks a bit and says I always wanted to go to Hawaii but I hate to fly and I can't stand ships. Could you build me a road?

Gene: That's to darn hard, please request something else.

Well I've always wanted to understand women.

Gene: About that road, would you want one lane or two lanes?
Comment by RC (Robert Chessley) Johnson on October 27, 2017 at 6:47pm

Haven,t been on in a while, just wanted to say hello and hope all have good holidays.  RC



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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.


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