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Comment by ErnieKeel on April 26, 2018 at 8:48am

Harold, just curious. What kind of plane was that in 1957? Military plane?

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on April 25, 2018 at 9:01pm

No Harold, I came over on the ship with the troops in Feb 58

Comment by harold goldstein on April 25, 2018 at 2:23pm

On the Gyroscope, I left FT. MEADE in Dec 57 to be the advance party for the 2nd.  I think Sig was on the same flight or he was already in Nuremburg.

Comment by harold goldstein on April 25, 2018 at 2:20pm

Ernie, which article,

freedom flight or 1958 stars and stripes?

Stars and stripes, I researched 2nd ACR store and one of the listings was the history of 2nd ACR

Freedom flight I looked up honor freedom flights and they gave the calendar of flight s for 2018 -19

Comment by Frank L Moseley on April 25, 2018 at 2:19pm

Found this on Ebay, not the same wording though


Comment by Frank L Moseley on April 25, 2018 at 2:09pm


I think I have seen it offered on a T-Shirt or Hoodie, but I don't recall who offered it. Will have to go look and see if I can find it.

Comment by ErnieKeel on April 25, 2018 at 2:02pm

Harold where did you find that article?

Comment by harold goldstein on April 25, 2018 at 1:53pm
(Source: STARS & STRIPES, Feb 17, 1958)
1st Group of 2d Cav Lands in Germany To Replace 3d Cav

BREMERHAVEN, G e r m a n y (Special) -- The first of two increments of the 2d Armd Cav Regt arrived at the Army Port of Embarkation here from Ft. Meade, Md., on a Gyroscope move to replace the 3d Armd Cav Regt on border patrol duty along the Iron Curtain.

The first increment included about 1,500 troops and their dependents, Port officials said. The second increment was scheduled to reach here Monday.

Col Gordon L. Barclay, VII Corps adjutant general, officially welcomed the 2d Armd Cav to Germany in dockside ceremonies. Accompanying Barclay on the reviewing stand here was Col Irving W. Brooks, port Co.

The arrival of the 2d Cav here completed a Gyroscope cycle which began when the unit left Germany for Ft. Meade in August 1955. The 3d Armd Cav Regt replaced the 2d then, officials pointed out, and now the 2d is replacing the 3d.
Comment by harold goldstein on April 25, 2018 at 1:46pm

Sig,  What that group  told me was if I served overseas I am eligible, so I looked it up.  The priority give is for those in the battlefield. Then if space is available we can go.  

I believe one is leaving FT Lauderdale in October  and there is one leaving from Tampa also

But they did promise us a memorial.  Where is it.

PRIORITY:  Top priority is given to America’s most senior heroes — World War II era veterans, and any veteran with a terminal illness who wishes to visit THEIR memorial.  The program will naturally transition to Korean War, Vietnam War and all other veterans who served, on a chronological basis.

ELIGIBILITY:  All men and women serving stateside or overseas.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on April 25, 2018 at 12:39pm

Dave, Harold, IT"S a sad thing that the COLD WAR VETS have been forgotten!


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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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