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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.

Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

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Comment by harold goldstein on March 8, 2018 at 10:30am

Dave, because i Have the Memorial I feel I want to memorialize our recent engagement casualties and why not.  These are our close 2nd cav brothers.  and fairly recent. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 8, 2018 at 10:21am

Wow, looks like Sig has 3 birthdays today.

Happy Birthday, Sig!

Happy Birthday, Sig!!

Happy Birthday, Sig!!!

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 8, 2018 at 10:18am


So you want just the names from OEF (Afghanistan)?

Comment by harold goldstein on March 8, 2018 at 9:43am

or Dave, do you have a list of these troopers and the day/year they were killed.

Comment by harold goldstein on March 8, 2018 at 9:41am

Dave, for my memorial day movie, the response is not good.  I am going to memorialize the guys from enduring freedom 2nd dragoon/stryker/cavalry

Can you get the names off of the memorial?

Comment by harold goldstein on March 6, 2018 at 4:33pm

Jim, I took the missus to Nurenberg in 1984, 25 yrs after discharge.  I amazed her showing I knew all the streets and took her to Merrill Barracks. and all over the old city at the same time I was amazed at the modernization the city did in 25 yrs.

Now tomorrow, March 7, is 61 yrs that I enlisted.

Dave, The only celebration I was in, was 1958 April when the 2nd Cav took the Colors from the  3rd Cav and I believe that picture is on my page..

Jim, take your missus back to the city you were stationed.  It will be great for you, promise.  When I saw Merrill Barracks after 25 yrs, just walking up the hill as it came into view, I started to shake and tear up. We had to surrender our passports to go inside the compound.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 6, 2018 at 3:28pm

Jim, I saw pictures once where the 2d Cavalry was being honored at one in Nuremberg, the first time for a US military unit.

Comment by Harry Warner on March 6, 2018 at 2:11pm

Comment by Jim Clendenen on March 6, 2018 at 2:08pm

Could be, I've never seen one in Germany, seen many from Scotland.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 6, 2018 at 2:07pm

I wonder if they were holding a Great Tattoo ceremony?


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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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