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Comment by Dave Gettman on January 4, 2018 at 12:11am

Kids making snow angels in Tallahassee. There goes the price of orange juice!

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 4, 2018 at 12:09am

Hahahaha!!!! Teach me, old wise one. I fold like an old lawn chair!

Comment by Harry Warner on January 3, 2018 at 9:19pm

I'm too old to succumb to peer pressure.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 3, 2018 at 9:03pm

Not even if we get a bunch of peer pressure brewing?

Comment by Harry Warner on January 3, 2018 at 8:10pm

Dave, there was a time when I would have taken that as a dare.  But, with age comes wisdom and hopefully some common sense.  I'm not saying I qualify.  I just don't want to shake-up the neighbors.  

Belatedly, a very Happy New Year to all.   

Comment by Frank L Moseley on January 3, 2018 at 6:20pm

Good afternoon Troopers ... ..

First off - HAPPY NEW YEAR to Everyone! Hope your Holiday Season has been a good one. May good things be in your future.

Dave - believe it or not, even as far south in Florida, as I am, there is  a Freeze Watch for us, tomorrow morning, from 0300 to 0900hrs. Estimated temperatures are 28 to 32 degrees.  The HIGH Temp , today, has not been above 49 deg F.

Pretty darn cold for us down here. ( I do realize that other areas are MUCH colder.) They had predicted up to an inch of SNOW for Tallahassee!!

Hope that y'all are staying safe and warm through all these storms and low temps. Drive carefully and dress warmly if you have to go outside.

Enjoy your day, take care!

Toujours Pret!

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 3, 2018 at 5:57pm

Harry, I hear yews guys are in for one humdinger of a storm. You should go out and see if you can get pee to freeze in mid stream. You could make a million bucks on YouTube with a video!


Comment by Dave Gettman on January 3, 2018 at 5:52pm

Wow, cool pictures, Sig! So, that's what the sun looks like! Thanks for sharing.

Actually, it has been pretty sunny here the past couple days, but kinda cold. 20's at night and into high 30's to low 40's during the day.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 3, 2018 at 11:34am

Spent the better part of yesterday with my wife, daughter, son in law up in Pasadena viewing the floats from the parade. They are so much more beautiful up close and you can see more details 

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 2, 2018 at 10:04am

Good morning and a "Happy New Year " to all the troops !


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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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