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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 October 26, 2018 at 12:58pm

We did it guys! We brought Pfc Fred Ashley home to his family!


Left to right: Pat Biddy, former C Troop medic and the driving force behind the team that brought Fred home; me, the team cheerleader; Col. (ret) Bryan Denny, 2d Cavalry Association president; Mike Hannah (cousin?); Bruce Ashley, Fred's nephew; Ryan Meyer, former curator of the 2d Cavalry's Reed Museum in Vilseck, Germany; four Soldiers from C Troop who flew in from Germany to honor Fred.

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 26, 2018 at 12:45pm

I tried contacting Wayne's granddaughter a few weeks back but got no response.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 25, 2018 at 10:08pm

Waynes grandaughter sorry guys !

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 25, 2018 at 10:07pm

Good evening Troops, on FB I found a Bryan Dixon in Texas who knows of Wayne but has not had contact with him but thinks he is still with us, he told me Waynes daughter is on FB and I;m trying to get him to hook me up with her so I can get a positive word on Wayne from her. Will keep you all posted as I hear more !

Comment by Harry Warner on October 25, 2018 at 7:00pm

Frank, I’m with Shannon.

Shannon, I hope you’re taking notes on Frank's adventures.  

Comment by Shannon Ryan on October 25, 2018 at 9:48am

Glad you were able to get everything fixed Frank .

Comment by Frank L Moseley on October 24, 2018 at 4:16pm

The water was leaking from the tee, in the red line. Wound up taking out the valve and tee and replacing the line straight to the elbow. Since we do not Winterize the camper, the valve taken out is not needed.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on October 24, 2018 at 4:10pm

Well Harry, the good news is, the Water leak is fixed!  My neighbor, who works for Camping World, got the parts and fixed it for me. Did NOT even charge me. Miracles do happen, now and then.

Here's a few pictures of what we have had worked on:

Comment by Harry Warner on October 23, 2018 at 4:34pm

RC returned my call.  He's fine and checks in to Oldtimers but cannot get on to comment. He has no news on Wayne but when he last saw him (not recently) the outlook was not promising.  

General Douglas MacArthur was quite prophetic. 

Comment by Harry Warner on October 22, 2018 at 12:36pm

Frank, good luck hunting.


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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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