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Troop Ships 45 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Arthur D. Lovelace Sep 9, 2018.

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 harold goldstein on September 2, 2018 at 4:01pm

Where r all u oldtimers.

My missus fell in Publix and broke two ribs, two black eyes, not quite a broken nose,

swelled up face, big bump on her forehead.  No bleeding in the brain, no broken bones in the face. So I have had a busy 3 weeks doin the dishes, washing and folding clothes, making the bed and dressing her.  She finally went outside yesterday.

Me, I started doing the Veterans day program.  If anyone has any ideas or pictures, please post them.

Comment by harold goldstein on August 30, 2018 at 3:27pm

Comment by Frank L Moseley on August 29, 2018 at 5:08pm

Thank you Harry.  Btw, it's raining here now.   We'll be on the road Sept 12th for about 6 hours to our next campsite. (and still in Florida).  Saw a prediction that this winter will be warmer and wet (compared to what?).

Cathy and I missed being in the New England area this Summer. However, weather wise, looks like we would have been just as wet and hot up there. With the health issues in the family (they are MUCH improved) and the problems with the camper, it's probably best we stayed in the Tampa area.

Hope all are doing well. Enjoy the day, take care.

Toujours Pret!  

Comment by Harry Warner on August 27, 2018 at 11:05am

Aye, greetings to the wandering Scotsman and his lovely wyfe. We be asharen aboot the same fasctookin weather oop har in the Jersey hinterlands.  Safe travels, my friend.  

Lang may yer lum reek"

Comment by Frank L Moseley on August 27, 2018 at 10:07am

Good Monday Morning Troopers and Oldtimers ... ..

Hot, humid and rainy doon here in Florida.  In aboot two weeks we'll be breaking camp, here in Lithia, to head up to North Florida. Falling Waters State Park. From there, we'll decide where to go next before heading to Stone Mountain Park in mid October.

Cathy and I are doing fine, health wise, maybe a bit grayer aroon the edges.

Hope all of you are doing reasonably well. Enjoy the day, take care ... ..   

Toujours Pret!

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on August 26, 2018 at 11:14am

Good morning troops & brother, just checking in so not to be counted as AWOL. All's well out here in the lower part of So. Cal.

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 25, 2018 at 10:40pm

Ernie, we could use some of that rain over here. Eight-tenths of an inch in Seattle since May 1. Fires breaking out everywhere and the smoke has been in the unhealthy to hazardous range for a couple weeks.

Finally got a little relief from the temps in the 90's. Today was cloudy in the low 70's. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 25, 2018 at 9:50pm

I couldn't get them to open either, Harold. I tried Windows Media Player and even VLC Media Player, which will open just about anything. Neither one worked.

Comment by Harry Warner on August 25, 2018 at 3:44pm

Harold, I don't have Windows. I only use Apple products.  If you can put it on YouTube, I can watch it.  

Comment by harold goldstein on August 25, 2018 at 12:05pm

Harry, try windows media player


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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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