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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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Comment by harold goldstein on December 1, 2017 at 9:42am

Joseph, you're giving away your age.

Comment by Joseph Auger on December 1, 2017 at 12:48am

Comment by Joseph Auger on November 29, 2017 at 9:04pm

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on November 29, 2017 at 10:33am

Met a guy at the gas station named Nathan who served in the 2nd Cav in Ft. Polk La.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on November 28, 2017 at 12:48pm

Now that is some pretty cool pickin with a shovel.

Comment by Joseph Auger on November 28, 2017 at 12:05am

Comment by harold goldstein on November 27, 2017 at 4:51pm

Sig, you have to laugh at inflation.  It was a reversible jacket and both sides were embroided.  We paid 100 Marks which was approximately $24.75 for the Jkt.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on November 27, 2017 at 3:58pm

Harold, don't remember the jackets but if'n they were reverseable and embroidered on both sides that would be mucho expensive, my wife and I had an embroidery shop years ago and now she just does some light stuff. I have an OD colored jacket wit some patches sewn on, seven steps, Toujours Pret, Unit DUI and a large patch on the back that she did for me, it says

"2nd Armored Cavalry

        Regiment

     Border Patrol 

Coburg, Ger. 58/60 " and has 2 smal Flour De Lies measures 9 3/4 wide by 6 1/8 and the letters are 3/4 high, black patch, yellow letters !

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 27, 2017 at 12:11pm

That is the current flag of Germany, Harold. This is the East German flag....

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ef/Flag_of_East_Germany_-_merchant_1959-1973.svg/220px-Flag_of_East_Germany_-_merchant_1959-1973.svg.png

I'm sure that incident is sitting on a dark shelf somewhere in the National Archives gathering dust.

Comment by harold goldstein on November 27, 2017 at 11:08am

We were TDY at the Airforce Base in HOF

 

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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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