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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 Dennis K. Hansen on September 17, 2018 at 1:26am

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 14, 2018 at 3:57pm

Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For (Ashley, F.)
By DPAA Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2018 —
Army Pfc. Fred W. Ashley, killed during World War II, was accounted for on August 27.

In May 1945, Ashley was a member of Troop C, 2nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Group, on a reconnaissance in the town of Paseka, in the former Czechoslovakia. On 4 May, as many as three hundred German soldiers attacked Ashley’s platoon. He was mortally wounded and was last seen being taken away by German troops. Ashley’s unit reported him missing in action as of May 4, 1945. Following the war, when Ashley was not among the American prisoners liberated from German captivity, the War Department amended his status to killed in action. His remains were not recovered following the battle.

Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Ashley’s name is recorded on the Tablets of the Missing at the Epinal American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in Dinoze, France, along with the other MIAs from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 14, 2018 at 3:35pm

Thanks Sig. I'm really excited that someone took the time and effort to do this for Sam Glass. Shows there are still decent people in this world.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on September 13, 2018 at 5:51pm

Dave, just read the story in the East Idaho News about the grave restoration, all ur troops need to read this !

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 13, 2018 at 5:09pm

Sounds like you are getting some good miles in, Frank.

Andersonville should be pretty interesting. I found some 2d Cavalry troopers that died there during the Civil War. Terrible place!

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 13, 2018 at 5:06pm

Geez, I go out of town for a few days fishing and Harry tries to slip a birthday past me.

You gotta be sneakier than that, Harry. Happy Birthday!

I only caught one fish the whole time, but I scored on a cat that had been living in the campground for almost two months. With winter coming and no campers feeding him he wasn't going to make it so he is here now. Not sure how it is going to work with the wife's macaw but I couldn't leave him out there.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on September 11, 2018 at 5:35pm

Good afternoon Troopers and Oldtimers ... ..

Tomorrow morning we are moving the camper up to the Florida Panhandle. Planning to stay a week at Falling Waters State Park, then possibly head over to Georgia and the Andersonville Civil War Prisoner Camp area. Later in October, will be back to Stone Mountain Park Campground and the Highland Games. Then back to the Tampa area for the winter.

Comment by harold goldstein on September 11, 2018 at 9:22am

Welcome Arthur,

Do you have any stories from Germany?

What years were you in?

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 8, 2018 at 11:45am

Good songs Harold. Always did like The Temptations and I saw Earth, Wind and Fire in concert with Brothers Johnson in the 70's with my sister and this cute little thing that was her best friend at the time.

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 6, 2018 at 6:27pm


You guys might remember me mentioning this gravesite in the past.


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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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