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Comment by Jim Clendenen on June 1, 2018 at 2:43pm


I was on Facebook and looked at Wayne's page. I saw that he has a nephew named Todd Dixon on there maybe we could try and contact him to check on Wayne.

Comment by Harry Warner on June 1, 2018 at 1:56pm

It was mid-December when I last had contact with Vi, Wayne's Mrs. At that time she was hoping to have Wayne home for the holidays. We had not heard from Wayne for some time prior to that.  I have been searching in newspapers in his locale for ANY news that may have his name.  Nothing!  A soldier with as much military, as well as personal history as he has had, you would think is worth being noted.  I do not speak of Wayne being in the past, but I am a realist.  Much time has passed and Wayne's health was failing for months before he was hospitalized.  It would certainly cheer us all to see his name in attendance.  He was the first to join Oldtimers and I miss "seeing" him.  

Comment by Shannon Ryan on May 31, 2018 at 12:32pm

I also recall the posting of Wayne with the hat and I also thought it may have been RC that got it to him. It has been quite awhile since we have heard from Wayne or Ronny. I hope all is well.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on May 30, 2018 at 6:39pm

My hat.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on May 30, 2018 at 6:39pm

Comment by Frank L Moseley on May 30, 2018 at 2:56pm

Harold and Harry,

I recall seeing a picture posted of Wayne with the Hat. I do not recall who posted it. I think it might have been either R.C. or possibly Tom Blasziewicz (a bit fuzzy on the who)

The original hat looks like this:

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on May 30, 2018 at 10:18am

Wayne Dixon,s e-mail is NO longer working.

Comment by Harry Warner on May 29, 2018 at 6:50pm

Harold, I am befuddled.  

Comment by harold goldstein on May 29, 2018 at 6:41pm

Harry, I coppied wayne's hat and painted out the tank on the left with the cross swords

to get the hat I wanted.  I hope you can picture it, but one of the guys went to his house to give it to him.

You even said to Dave that it was great and maybe we started something.

Find out who gave him the hat

Comment by harold goldstein on May 29, 2018 at 6:39pm


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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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