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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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SONG OF THE WEEK

NOT SO MUCH A SONG THIS WEEK AS A MEMORY JOG. HOW MANY OF YOU REMEMBER LISTENING TO EPISODES OF THIS SUPER HERO ON AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK RADIO IN THE 1960'S AND 1970'S?

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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on Sunday

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 Sunday

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.

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on January 13, 2018 at 12:57am

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 12, 2018 at 10:57am

Jim C, Feb. will be 60 years since I landed in Bremehaven and went to Bamberg ! and I refuse to be old !

 

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 12, 2018 at 10:50am

Joseph, brrrr! T shirt weather herein the afternoon !

 

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Colonels of the Regiment

8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888

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2d DRAGOONS

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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