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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 Dave Gettman on December 25, 2017 at 6:34pm

Thanks Shannon, that was the plan. I've got a couple trees in the back yard that were once little Christmas trees like that.

This one from last year didn't make the transplant. I kept it inside too long and then let it dry out too much outside before I got it into the ground after winter.

The three trees in the center foreground of this picture were all seedlings I put in pots and used for Christmas trees.

Christmas trees past and future. The big one planted on the far right was 4 or 5 years ago. The big pot in the middle is this years tree.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 25, 2017 at 5:03pm

Dave love the tree.hopefully you can replant it and watch it grow up.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 25, 2017 at 5:01pm

Merry Christmas everyone beautiful day here in the north part of the state, Sig glad you made contact with Mike,  tell him to check in here a little more often. God bless and best wishes and good health to all. Frohliche Weihnachten an alle.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on December 25, 2017 at 3:00pm

Merry Christmas to all the gentlemen & scamps on this site.

Watching rerun of the Johnny Carson show a couple nights ago. Johnny said the office Christmas party gets a little wild. Laverne always drinks to much and shows her affection to all. He commented Laverne is the only gal he knows that pins a mistletoe underneath her desk.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on December 25, 2017 at 10:15am

Ronny O , sixty years ago in Bamberg we were a lot younger and little things like snow  didn't bother us and I was used to it growing up in N.J. with the wet, snowy winters, even did some part time work outdoors in it. Now I'm older and wiser, residing in a warmer climate and enjoying life. " MERRY CHRISTMAS ."

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on December 25, 2017 at 10:09am

Shannon, talked to Mike yesterday on Facebook !

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on December 25, 2017 at 10:08am

Good morning and "MERRY CHRISTMAS " to all !

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 25, 2017 at 8:25am

Snow in Tacoma. Merry Christmas, everybody!

Grew my own Charlie Brown Christmas tree this year from a seedling that popped up in the beauty bark out in the back yard. Just like my kids were when they were young.....so damn ugly it's cute.

Comment by gene gunia on December 24, 2017 at 10:57am

would like to wish all the 2nd ac troopers a very safe,happy and healthy xmas and new year

Comment by G. "Butch" Mundy on December 23, 2017 at 12:42pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all 2ACR Troopers  .


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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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