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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

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

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Comment by Dave Gettman on September 21, 2018 at 9:50am

Gene, after you fill out the registration on the Association website, click on where it says "their website" in bold letters. It will take you to Harrah's and automatically give you the Association rate.

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 21, 2018 at 9:27am

Gene, I would guess you just tell them you are registering for the 2d Cavalry Association reunion. I haven't registered yet but I will be today. Last year I was the first one to register!

Comment by gene gunia on September 18, 2018 at 8:28pm

dave,i didn'tsee any key word for reserving a room for the reunion at harrahs. is it just register like any other guest?   gene

Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on September 17, 2018 at 1:35am

late here in Iowa so better get to bed before the lights go out!!

Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on September 17, 2018 at 1:32am

sneaking by the saloon this evening and fired for effect below comment to see if there were any sasparilla on hand.. needed to see if I could get a comment on and I think the door opened up!! Toujours Pret..miss bein on the oldtimers as I once could..think of all all the time though..I'm able to hear of things of all on the old FB pages..anyways opie here just saying hello to all.

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!


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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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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