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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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Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

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Comment by harold goldstein on December 11, 2017 at 1:45pm

I don't remember who else, but I think one of the guys is from Tampa.  Anybody remember.

We can have our own reunion.

Comment by harold goldstein on December 11, 2017 at 1:43pm

Sig, let me know when.  Frank lives about 1 1/2 hrs north from me and I would guess Merritt is about 2 hours north of Frank.  Maybe the 3 of us can meet up somewhere in between for a lunch.  I know you and frank have your  Cavalry

Stetsons and I have my baseball 2nd ACR hat.  So for sure we will recognize each other

What do you think?

Frank?  Are you going to be back in FL in March?

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on December 11, 2017 at 9:56am

Thanks Harold for the picture of Sam, definetley  remember him. 0550 hrs. still O'dark thirty out with temps in the low 50's, going up to near 80, got about an hour and a half drive this AM for Becky's Dr. appointment and probably a 2 hr. drive home, cruising Monday, hope all is well in Florida, looks like I may be there in March if all works out but don't know my schedule yet, will be in the Merritt Island area at my daughters for a week or so !

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on December 10, 2017 at 10:33pm
Dave, good joke. Love it. I will get many laughs in telling it in the future. I can't wait till I see one of my friends and share it with him Old Mose will laugh at anything.
Comment by harold goldstein on December 10, 2017 at 1:08pm
Comment by harold goldstein on December 10, 2017 at 11:19am

Sig, this was the last I seen him in 1960 before he left for KY

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on December 10, 2017 at 10:52am

Harold, I recognize the name Sam Alves but can't put a face to it !

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 10, 2017 at 9:48am

A drunk gets up from the bar and heads for the bathroom.
A few minutes later, a loud, blood curdling scream is heard coming from the bathroom.
A few minutes after that, another loud scream reverberates through the bar.
The bartender goes into the bathroom to investigate why the drunk is screaming.
"What's all the screaming about in there?" he yells' "You're scaring the hell out of all my customers!"
"I'm just sitting here on the toilet," slurs the drunk, "and every time I try to flush, something comes up and squeezes the hell out of my nuts!"
The bartender opens the door, looks in, and says, "You idiot! You're sitting on the mop bucket!"

Comment by ErnieKeel on December 10, 2017 at 5:23am

NEWS FLASH : the Supreme Court said that there cannot be a Nativity Scene on Capitol Hill this Christmas season. This isn’t because of any Religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in our Nations Capital. The search for a Virgin also continues….There was NO problem however, finding more than enough asses to fill the stable

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 9, 2017 at 8:38pm

Harold I have a CD of her playing with big brother at a club in Amsterdam in 1969 found it at a garage sale I paid 25 cent's for a burned copy of it has a version of ball. And chain that is awesome..


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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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