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Troop Ships 45 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Arthur D. Lovelace Sep 9.

Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1, 2017.

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 January 26, 2018 at 10:47am

Thankfully this one stays away from the polls, although we do have similar positions on a lot of political issues.

Comment by Harry Warner on January 26, 2018 at 10:27am

Dave, glad nobody got hurt, but ya had to kinda figure when they gave womenfolk the right to drive unchaperoned, well you can see where I'm going with this.....

Now, can you just imagine where this country would be if they were allowed to vote? 

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 26, 2018 at 9:45am

Sorry, been kind of busy lately. The wife totaled her new car and I've been dealing with a lot of paperwork, renting cars, and shopping for a new car.

Four car pile up, nobody hurt that I know of. Looks like the wife might be charged. Not good!

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 26, 2018 at 9:42am

HOOAH!!! Happy 40th anniversary to Sig and Becky!

Comment by Harry Warner on January 26, 2018 at 8:37am

There's a song about putting a ring on the right left hand.  Congrats Sig & Becky.  

Comment by ErnieKeel on January 26, 2018 at 8:13am
Congrats Sig on 40yrs. We did ours on 30, think it finally put my wife at ease because when we got married in 1977 she put the ring on the wrong (right) hand. I would say sometimes to chide her : “well we are not really married because of that” can’t say that no more, lol
Comment by Shannon Ryan on January 25, 2018 at 11:00pm

Congratulations to Becky and you Sig on your 40 years together  have a wonderful day.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 25, 2018 at 8:16am

Good morning, 0410 here in dark O thirty So. Cal. sure has been quiet on Oldtimers lately. On Saturday Becky and I will renew our vows and celebrate 40 years . Y'all have a great Thursday !

Comment by harold goldstein on January 24, 2018 at 9:08am

It is with a broken, sad heart that the news is not a welcome news.

My main man, Neil Diamond has Parkinson disease and stopped touring.

I have been to approximately 40 concert of his and was in the audience for his induction in the SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME, along with Henry Mancini.

We met him twice at concerts and he graduated my Highschool while I was in the service

Comment by Frank L Moseley on January 22, 2018 at 7:46pm

Our first time staying away from the Camper. House sitting and assisting Cathy's Sister , who is recovering from a mild Stroke and her husband recovering from the first of 2 surgical procedures. Going to be an interesting week.

Hope everyone is doing well. Any word on Wayne's condition?

Enjoy your week, Take care!  

Toujours Pret!


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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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