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Comment by harold goldstein on October 11, 2018 at 8:12am

Thank you again Dave, I joined them and sent them a note re my grand daughter.

Comment by Harry Warner on October 11, 2018 at 2:28am

Sure would be nice to see some sorry clunkers from Ronny.  Sure do miss them groaners.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 11, 2018 at 12:19am

Harold, I just found some information on the scholarship program. There was a notice in the July Thoroughbred newsletter and evidently I didn't get that one. I just found it on the Association website. Tried clicking on the link for more information but it didn't work. I think it is over for the year. Here is what the article said:

The Second Calvary Association is offering an updated scholarship program for the incoming class of 2018. This program will offer scholarships and grants to qualified and selected applicants. The Association will begin the program with academic scholarship(s) for undergraduate study at universities and colleges, to include two-year community colleges. A new and additional category of grant financial support will be offered to selected applicants pursuing training for professional or skilled trades. This can be defined as trades/professions offering training in structured, formal programs which result in certificates of skills training completion. Examples of such areas of study would be, but are not limited to: non-BS nursing degrees; computer technicians, programmers, and coders; medical technical study, such as imaging professionals (X-ray, MRI, and CT scanning); Physician assistant; medical coding; and, union skilled trades. Applicants for these grants must be prepared to provide the scholarship/grant board with a detailed curriculum for their chosen skills, as well as identifying those degree-granting and training facilities where such training will occur.
Comment by Dave Gettman on October 11, 2018 at 12:04am

Glad the big blow missed you Frank. Lot of people gonna get a lot of rain but it looks like the worst of it is over.

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 11, 2018 at 12:03am

Happy Birthday, Ronny. If you ever get internet service, you have a ton of catching up to do!

Comment by Frank L Moseley on October 10, 2018 at 4:34pm

Good afternoon Troopers and Oldtimers ... ..

Hurricane Michael passed the Tampa area about 100+ miles to the West, so all we are getting is some of the Feeder Bands with rain showers and moderate winds. I am afraid the Florida Panhandle/Big Bend area was not so fortunate. Last I heard it was a CAT 4/5 with 150 mph winds. At least he's a fast mover, so won't hang around for long.

Hope that everyone else is doing well. Enjoy the day, take care ... ..

Toujours Pret!

Comment by harold goldstein on October 9, 2018 at 2:51pm

Dave, she started her Senior year in High School, and has already sent out about a doz applications.  She is accepted at Florida Gold Coast Univ in or near Tampa.  She has applied to Florida State, University of Florida and University of Miami.

The applications for scholarships start when?

Comment by Harry Warner on October 9, 2018 at 10:34am

Ditto here Dave.  Mail has been kaput for awhile.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 9, 2018 at 10:28am

You're welcome, Harry. Just glad to see you around.

I don't get notices anymore, so I just pop in when I have time. Gearing up for a trip to Idaho to lay Fred Ashley to rest. Heading out on the 18th and returning the 21st.

Pat Biddy, Bryan Denny (Association president), and Ryan Meyer (former Reed Museum executive director) will be there too. Also a detachment from the 2d Cavalry (from Fred's squadron) will be there and a retired general who served with the 2d Cav. Should be a pretty good gathering.

I was going to wear a suit and tie with my Stetson, but decided to go with WW II field gear instead. I have the exact type of wool lined overcoat (Mackinaw) Fred had on when his remains were discovered and will be wearing that. I think Pat Biddy is bringing one also. Also bringing a WW II Cavalry overseas cap with WW II 2d Cav crest to give the family.

Comment by Harry Warner on October 9, 2018 at 10:18am

Waaaay back there was a member here who was also a neighbor of Wayne.  He had posted seeing Wayne and I think Wayne might have also mentioned it here. The member is no longer here.  His name, ain't got a clue. 


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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



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.


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