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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

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Robert Burns Wadley Dec 25, 2015.

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 December 3, 2017 at 9:56pm

Those were pretty darn cold memories at times Jim but beautiful ones as well I miss downtown Amberg.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on December 3, 2017 at 11:11am

Snowing on Amberg. Ah, the memories.


Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on December 3, 2017 at 1:14am

. Stillwter is on the St. Croix river just a few miles north before joining the Mississippi.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 2, 2017 at 12:54pm

Roger that, Tom C! Much appreciated.

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on December 2, 2017 at 10:56am

Stillwater situated on the Minnesota Wisconsin border divided by the Mississippi river.  know for Bald eagle watching and MInnesota state prison.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 2, 2017 at 9:33am

Thanks Joe. That one has been up for awhile so it's time for a change. Went a little country on this one, but I like it. Reminds me of me.

Say, do you know where Stillwater is? I just found records of a trooper from F Troop, Pvt Charles H Fouzer, who was discharged by court martial there in 1874. He was from Pennsylvania though, so he might not have stuck around.

Comment by Joe Sellner on December 1, 2017 at 7:25pm
Good pick Dave! Dire Straights rocking on! Yes for the ones that do not care for the music ! There are the pretty girls! Found the other site as you know. Good to see you there. Still love this site!
TGIF. For you retired gentlemen everyday is Friday!
Tojours Pret and God bless the USA!
Comment by harold goldstein on December 1, 2017 at 3:15pm

Wayne, Haven't heard from you for a while.  Hope all is good.

Mike Rutolo, Haven't heard from you also.  Is all O.K.

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on December 1, 2017 at 2:28pm

HAve a good day trooper have all the fun you want up to but NOT including Jail.

Comment by ErnieKeel on December 1, 2017 at 1:01pm

Jim, just direct me to the Glühwein stand!


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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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