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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.

Troop Ships 43 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Robert Burns Wadley Dec 25, 2015.

Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Shannon Ryan Sep 29, 2015.

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Comment by ErnieKeel on July 2, 2018 at 3:29pm

Hot as a fire cracker in NJ!  Happy Independence Day to All.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on July 2, 2018 at 2:03pm

Want to wish everyone a Very Happy and Safe 4th of July Holiday / Celebration!

TOUJOURS PRET!

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 27, 2018 at 11:10am

Yabba-dabba-doo!

Comment by Harry Warner on June 27, 2018 at 9:43am

We're dinosaurs Dave.  Out with the old, in with the new.  They call it progress.  We call it bullshit. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 27, 2018 at 8:32am

Well...as far as I know, the museum is in danger of closing for lack of government funding/backing. Just like with our Regimental Band and black berets.....if the powers that be say we can't have them, then they go away.

If it is closed, everything in the museum will probably be distributed throughout the Army museum system, including everything I've donated over the years. I'm pretty upset. First my websites, and now my museum. I'm beyond upset, I'm pissed!!!

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 27, 2018 at 8:26am

A father buys a lie detector robot that slaps people when they lie.

He decides to test it out at dinner one night. The father asks his sBon what he did that afternoon.

The son says, "I did some schoolwork."

The robot slaps the son.

The son says, "Ok, Ok. I was at a friend's house watching movies."

Dad asks, "What movie did you watch?"

Son says, "Toy Story."

The robot slaps the son again.

Son says, "Ok, Ok, we were watching Stormy Daniels movies."

Dad says," What? At your age I didn't even know what dirty movies were."

The robot slaps the father!

Mom laughs and says, "Well, he certainly is your son."

The robot slaps the mother.

 

Robot for sale!

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 26, 2018 at 9:10pm

Just got a call from Ronny! He's alive and well, but his computer didn't fair so good when it hit the junk heap.

He has a new computer but he's waiting on service to get hooked up.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on June 25, 2018 at 2:24pm

Good afternoon Troopers ... ..

Heat and Humidity beginning to ramp up down here now.  Miss being in New England this time of year.

NICE CATCH on the Journal, Dave!!  HOOAH!!!  Keep us advised of what is happening with the Museum.

My brother, Steve, that lives in TX came out to visit us, June 12-16. Managed to hit a couple of places to shoot photos.

Hope everyone is doing well. See that there's still no word on Wayne D.

Looks like we'll be spending the Summer in the FL - GA area this year.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on June 22, 2018 at 11:34am

Nice score on that ledger Dave. What's up with our museum? It just opened a few ago are they talking about relocating it or closing it down? I say we bring it to Fort Riley and set it up permanently seems like that would be a good location for it. That's just my opinion any thoughts.

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 21, 2018 at 11:39am

Harold, even if you were a cook on a supply ship 11 miles off the shores of South Korea during the war, you would receive a campaign medal. Any service anywhere in a combat zone qualifies, and that would be the entire Korean peninsula and all its territorial waters.

During WW II they had the AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL that covered pretty much anywhere in the world that wasn't covered by another campaign medal. Here is the criteria:

5–15. American Campaign Medal
a. The American Campaign Medal was established by Executive Order 9265 (WD Bul. 56, 1942), as amended by
Executive Order 9706, 15 March 1946. It is awarded for service within the American Theater between 7 December
1941 and 2 March 1946 under any of the following conditions:
(1) On permanent assignment outside the continental limits of the United States.
(2) Permanently assigned as a member of a crew of a vessel sailing ocean waters for a period of 30 consecutive
days or 60 nonconsecutive days.
(3) Outside the continental limits of the United States in a passenger status or on temporary duty for 30 consecutive
days or 60 nonconsecutive days.
(4) In active combat against the enemy and was awarded a combat decoration or furnished a certificate by the
commanding general of a corps, higher unit, or independent force that the Soldier actually participated in combat.
(5) Within the continental limits of the United States for an aggregate period of 1 year.
b. The boundaries of American Theater are as follows:
(1) The eastern boundary is located from the North Pole, south along the 75th meridian west longitude to the 77th
parallel north latitude, thence southeast through Davis Strait to the intersection of the 40th parallel north latitude and
the 35th meridian west longitude, thence south along the meridian to the 10th parallel north latitude, thence southeast
to the intersection of the Equator and the 20th meridian west longitude, thence south along the 20th meridian west
longitude to the South Pole.
(2) The western boundary is located from the North Pole, south along the 141st meridian west longitude to the east
boundary of Alaska, thence south and southeast along the Alaska boundary to the Pacific Ocean, thence south along the
130th meridian to its intersection with the 30th parallel north latitude, thence southeast to the intersection of the
Equator and the 100th meridian west longitude, thence south to the South Pole.
c. One bronze service star is authorized for wear on the American Campaign Medal to denote participation in the
antisubmarine campaign. The individual must have been assigned or attached to, and present for duty with, a unit
credited with the campaign. Information on the antisubmarine campaign is in appendix B.

 

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