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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 harold goldstein on December 16, 2017 at 3:19pm

Does anyone have some pictures during training at graff (either group or single) and border patrol, or tank convoys etc.

Looking like soldiers ready for battle.

Please email to hargol@bellsouth.net or put them on here.

Dave I think you showed me a couple of pic.

Harry, where are you hiding.?

Comment by Frank L Moseley on December 16, 2017 at 11:50am

Gene Gunia ... ..

Still looking for  RV Park to stay in down there.Once we get there, will try to contact you.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on December 16, 2017 at 10:53am

Gene, also had some rough weather going home on the ship in March of 60. Always get the sip names mixed up, I think we went over on the U.S.S. Buckner from Baltimore harbor and returned on the General Rose to Ft Hamilton N.Y. I remember I stayed up till the wee AM hours so as to see the Statue of Liberty when we entered N.Y. harbor !

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on December 16, 2017 at 10:49am

Gene, I remember those days, we had just entered the mouth of the English Channell and the Captain radioed in for the pilot boat to come out and guide us through the channell and their response was to sit out the storm till the seas subsided. All decks were closed that day !

Comment by Joe Sellner on December 15, 2017 at 6:36pm

They are good Dave! Good song!

Comment by gene gunia on December 14, 2017 at 8:55pm

sig,you were lucky to get topside. we could go out but were on the lower decks.do you remember those three really bad days when we had 55 foot seas. that almost 800 foot ship bobbed around like a cork.are you anywhere around selinas? we had an annual reunion there and arrived the day before 9/11.had some problems getting back to nj. our hosting member at the time was sgt George  marshall who was one of our dis at boot camp and later was in charge of the gate guard at bindlach. he was one of the guards at the nerunberg trials. he also later went on to vietmam. he is now buried in Arlington.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 14, 2017 at 3:04pm

Too foggy here Tom, can't find my way out.

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on December 14, 2017 at 2:37pm

well the snow stopped and the new snowblower worked well 200 foot x 15 foot driveway clear along with 25x 25 parking pad  ,walks and deck clear..... Beer thirthy now .. ya'all come sit a spell

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on December 14, 2017 at 10:25am

Gene, I also went over on the boat in 58, was chosen to take care of dogs belonging to a Lt. in our Co. so got to spend some time on the deck with non military personell and officers attending to their pets !

Comment by gene gunia on December 13, 2017 at 9:56pm

frank, when you get to this area and if you have some extra time post me and see if we can hook up for a visit. or lunch.


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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.


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