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Troop Ships 45 Replies

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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 Thomas G. Carlson on May 21, 2018 at 2:04pm

Just checking in,,,,,,,  all is secure in west Michigan,,, need to be in Ann Arbor thuirsday for a pacemaker check and afib tune up. as needed.

Comment by Harry Warner on May 21, 2018 at 12:21pm

No Dave, neither place. But if there was any possibility, it would be the former rather than the latter.  If you get any from Alabama, look me up.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 21, 2018 at 10:48am

Hey Harry, you got any relatives in Misery....I mean Missouri? It could be Sparta, Mississippi though. It was abbreviated and I couldn't tell if it was Mo or Ms.

WARNER, Fred; enlisted: December 21, 1904, Tulsa, Indian Territory, by Lieut. Kenney; born: Sparta, Missouri; age: 21 yrs 9 mos; occupation: horseman; blue eyes, light brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5’4½”; Troop I, 2d Cavalry; died January 20, 1907, Fort Snelling, Minnesota, of pneumonia; rank: corporal.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 21, 2018 at 10:12am

I'm still kickin', Harold! I would be honored to plaster your video all over Facebook when you get it done.

Pike Place Market and Space Needle....two icons of Seattle. I can remember wandering around Pike Place Market looking for a hooker the day I joined the Army. Only the Army got lucky that day.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 20, 2018 at 5:10pm

Toujours Pret whoever is left of this 2nd ACR group.  Where is everyone. Don't quit now.  To me an oldtimer served from '45 thought the 70's. 

Dave, where is everyone?

By the way, I am using Celine Dion 'God Bless America ' for the opening sequence for  'VETERAN"S DAY'  

I have pictures across America and Dave, I'm using Pikes Market and the Space Needle for Washington.

I will find out tomorrow if I am able to put the Memorial day program on Youtube.

Dave if I do, can you put the address on all your 2nd Cav sights?  There is a great amount I used from the 2nd.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on May 17, 2018 at 9:30am

RIP brother Rick Perry, see you on the green someday !

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 16, 2018 at 10:51am

We lost another Oldtimer.

Ric Perry, B Troop 1974-75, left for Fiddler's Green Monday, May 14, 2018.

Rest in peace, Brother.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 15, 2018 at 1:35pm

hey guys, Toujours Pret to all with good health and long life.

I'm pretty sure I will get permission to put our Memorial day program on Youtube After our program on 5/28

I'm starting to work on the Veterans Day program and would like your thoughts of Patriotic songs.

Lat year I used Ray Charles America the beautiful and part two was "I'm proud to be an American"

Elvis Presly's trilogy and Neil Diamonds America, did not work

Can you give me some Ideas

Comment by Frank L Moseley on May 15, 2018 at 12:48pm

Good morning Troopers and Oldtimers ... ..

Put the Camper in the shop , this morning, to get the Main Landing Gear motor looked at and hopefully repaired. Been having problems with it since last August. Should be covered by our extended Warranty, minus the deductible, of course.

Getting a LOT of RAIN. The next week looks WET.

Enjoy your day, take care ... ..

Toujours Pret

Comment by harold goldstein on May 15, 2018 at 7:00am

what a great line, Ernie

Toujours Pret


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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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