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Comment by Dave Gettman on May 6, 2018 at 5:25pm

Take care of yourself Harold. Lots of rest and avoid excitement.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 6, 2018 at 1:31pm

Thank you for your prayers, they are 100% needed and welcome.  While I was typing yesterday a slight speech attack came on and I didn't finish my thought.

A stroke is a lot scarier than a heart attack.  Thank God my brain was not effected.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on May 6, 2018 at 10:50am

Take care Harold, I hope your recovery continues  and you get better, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Comment by gene gunia on May 6, 2018 at 9:27am

Harold,sorry to hear about you're recent medical problem but glad you're doing ok.hang in there and get well!

Comment by ErnieKeel on May 5, 2018 at 1:33am

Harold, get well real soon. You are on our prayer list.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 4, 2018 at 4:50pm

Well, the news is  guys I had a mini stroke earlier this week.  I just came out of the hospital.  My brain scan is ok no damage.  I did lose my speech my my right arm was very numb.  My wife rushed me to the hospital rather than

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on May 3, 2018 at 10:06am

Harold, Sam Smolkin's birthday is today, check him out, he was also at Ft. Meade and Gyro'd over !

Comment by Frank L Moseley on May 2, 2018 at 5:08pm

Good afternoon Gentlemen, Troopers of the 2nd Cavalry, Oldtimers ... ..

Stopping by to say, "Hello""Hope everyone is doing well."  The weather  has definitely taken a warm turn, down here in FLORIDA. Currently around 86 deg.F.

The low temps have been dipping into the upper 50s or lower 60s, the past few nights.

Still hoping we will be able to get up to New England this summer, time and money will tell. Need to get the Landing Gear on the trailer repaired or replaced.

Enjoy the day, take care!

Toujours Pret!

Comment by harold goldstein on April 30, 2018 at 3:49pm

Gene, So me, you, and Sig had the same tour of duty. I joined the 2nd in Ft. Meade, Sept 57

I did TDY with the 3rd from Dec 11 57 till March 58 when the 2nd came over 

and I left the beginning of March 59

Comment by harold goldstein on April 30, 2018 at 3:43pm



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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.


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