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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.

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Comment by Shannon Ryan on March 16, 2018 at 12:47pm

  So sorry to hear of your losses Frank.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 14, 2018 at 6:38pm

My condolences on your losses, Frank, all three of them.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on March 14, 2018 at 6:18pm

Good afternoon my friends and fellow Troopers ... ..

It's been a sad week for us. On Saturday we attended the funeral of a long time friend and church member. Liver Cancer took him, very quickly.

Then, today, we had to help my son have his cat put to sleep. She was 18 years old,  and had been failing the past few weeks.  Gonna miss that furbaby.

On the fun side, we drove down to Englewood, FL, yesterday, to see one of my granddaughters play in a Lacrosse Tournament. She plays for Salem State in MA. Her team lost the match, but we enjoyed seeing her and took her to the Bonefish Grille in Venice for lunch. After lunch, we dropped her at the hotel and drove back to Seffner.

Hope all are doing well. Take care of yourselves, enjoy life.

Toujours Pret!!

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 12, 2018 at 5:08pm

Thanks guys for all the birthday wishes, much apreciated,just another number

Comment by gene gunia on March 8, 2018 at 9:13pm

sig,happy birthday from one jersey guy to another.hope your day is a real blast!

Comment by harold goldstein on March 8, 2018 at 2:16pm

Just for you Sig

a little bit of German Birthday Music

Zei mit gezunt   - yiddush        gesund sein  german

Comment by harold goldstein on March 8, 2018 at 2:11pm

Comment by Harry Warner on March 8, 2018 at 12:23pm

You can take the boy out of Jersey but you can't take Jersey out of the boy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIG!!!

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 8, 2018 at 11:34am

I was just making sure you didn't want the OIF (Iraq) and Desert Storm (also Iraq) guys too. There are quite a few names from the Gulf War.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on March 8, 2018 at 11:25am

Sig,we hope you have a Happy Birthday.


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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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