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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 Harry Warner on January 16, 2018 at 8:45pm

Butch made me do it......

A widowed Jewish lady, still in great shape, was sunbathing on a totally deserted Beach at Ft. Myers. She looked up and noticed that a man her age, also in great shape, had walked up, placed his blanket on the sand near hers and began reading a book.
Smiling, she attempted to strike up a conversation with him.
"How are you today?"
"Fine, thank you," he responded, and turned back to his book.
"I love the beach. Do you come here often?" she asked.
"First time since my wife passed away 2 years ago," he replied and turned back to his book.
"I'm sorry to hear that. My husband passed away three years ago and it is very lonely," she countered. "Do you live around here?" She asked.
"Yes, I live over in Cape Coral," he answered, and again he resumed reading.
Trying to find a topic of common interest, she persisted, "Do you like pussy cats?"
With that, the man dropped his book, came over to her blanket, tore off her Swimsuit and gave her the most passionate lovemaking of her life.
When the cloud of sand began to settle, she gasped and asked the man, "How did You know that was what I needed?"
The man replied, "How did you know my name was Katz?"


Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 16, 2018 at 10:45am

Gene, I always get those to ships mixed up I was on that ship also, came home on the Rose, my goof, we were the first troops to ship from Baltimore since WWII

Comment by gene gunia on January 14, 2018 at 2:30pm

sig,i too sailed from Baltimore but on the the buckner. I didn't realize that both ships were there and I also remember those super high waves.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 14, 2018 at 9:51am

Gene, where did you sail out of, which port ? We sailed from Baltimore harbor Feb 58 on the USS Gen. Maurice Rose

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 14, 2018 at 9:49am

Gene, I have a picture of two of my company soldiers standing on the fantail and the seas are above their head. This shot was taken coming home and they shut off the decks right after this shot, I'll see if'n I can find it. Was up on deck when our ship the USS Buckner entered N.Y. harbor at 3 AM so as to see lady liberty all lit up, March 27, 1960. What a beautiful sight she was !

Comment by Harry Warner on January 13, 2018 at 10:52am

No update from Wayne or Vi.  Last contact from Vi saying Wayne was scheduled to be home by Christmas.  

Comment by gene gunia on January 13, 2018 at 10:05am

sig,guess we were on the same cruise. seems like only yesterday I was standing on the fantail watching the good old us of a fading away from view.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 13, 2018 at 9:33am

Anybody heard anything from Wayne ?

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 13, 2018 at 9:32am

Good morning on this Saturday AM, sure has been quiet here on OT lately .

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on January 13, 2018 at 12:58am

had a melt down but cold and alot more on the way.


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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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