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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

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Shannon Ryan Sep 29, 2015.

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Comment by ErnieKeel on December 29, 2017 at 4:40pm

Harold you piqued my interest. Be in FLA (Stuart) after the New Year, next time I'm near Ft. Laud, I'm going to "check" out Checkers. My Mom was from Deutschland and could cook a mean Sauerbraten, so I will let you know how it is.  Dave, she rarely made the pig Knuckles, think that is more of southern German dish, Mom was from Koln.

Happy New Year and God Bless you all in 2018!

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 28, 2017 at 6:12pm

Good pictures, Joe. Santa looks whooped.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 28, 2017 at 6:11pm

I'm still down for the Schweinhaxen, Harold.

Comment by harold goldstein on December 28, 2017 at 4:12pm
Happy New Year
Checkers Old Munchen will be closed on New Year's Day. From our family to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy New Year!

Sunday, December 31, 2017
3pm - 10pm
Combination Platter
Homemade potato pancakes and sausages
served on a pillow of sauerkraut
Bavarian Onion & Apple Soup
Any Two Entree Selections of your Choice
Select any two entrees from our menu - even the Schweinhaxen (while they last!)
Each entrée is accompanied with two side dishes.
Apple Strudel or Black Forest Cake
Bottle of Champagne
As a token of our appreciation for another great year,
each couple will receive a bottle of Champagne
to take home to ring in 2018!
$80 per couple
Reservations are recommended

Call (954)785-7565

Comment by Joseph Auger on December 27, 2017 at 5:02pm

Comment by Joseph Auger on December 27, 2017 at 5:01pm

Comment by Shannon Ryan on December 27, 2017 at 4:53pm

Harold, I married a German woman with a big family and my father in law is still alive at 93 years old so a lot of German traditions around the holidays. I did not meet her in Germany we met on a motorcycle event in 2000 here in the states that is the only reason I remember the saying. Stay well and Happy new year.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 26, 2017 at 12:33pm

TDY and leftovers....that brings back some memories!

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on December 26, 2017 at 12:12pm

On TDY.Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas .It's the day after and on to the left overs.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 26, 2017 at 11:24am

You must have called during my after dinner nap.


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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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