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That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

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Comment by Harry Warner on November 10, 2018 at 2:13pm

Shannon, I've been thinking about you with all fires out in California. So sorry to hear about your brother's misfortune.  I cannot comprehend what he and his family must be going through. Trump has been threatening to withhold funding for those areas because of poor management of resources.  

Comment by Shannon Ryan on November 10, 2018 at 12:36pm

The camp fire here in Northern California hit close to home, my brother and his family live in Magailia which is right next to Paradise, he lost both of his houses and his coffee business they made it out okay but only with the cloth they were wearing. Total devastation, the town of Paradise is gone, so far nine lives lost that they know of. It is a retirement community a lot of senior citizens live there. 100,000 acres burned so far with 20% containment more high winds are expected which will make fighting this fire more difficult. Lack of rain, poor forest  management ( not clearing the dead wood from the forest ) all contribute to these fires that start and then just explode and take off. I am hearing that a faulty power transformer may have been the cause of this fire.

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 31, 2018 at 1:03pm

Hey Harry, I'll take my bacon any way I can get it. Hahahaha!!!

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 31, 2018 at 1:01pm

Thanks guys, it was a real thrill.

November 10, 2018, at Epinal American Cemetery in Dinoze, France, there will be a ceremony at the Tablets of the Missing to place a rosette on the wall next to the name of Pfc Fred W. Ashley to denote he has been recovered.

John Walker from the 2d Cavalry Association has agreed to drive from his home in Switzerland to attend the ceremony and place the rosette on the wall.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on October 29, 2018 at 1:47pm

Good afternoon Troopers and Oldtimers ... ..

Some Fall weather finally reached us here in Florida. The last two (2) mornings have been down into the mid to lower 50"s ...... but ..... the high temps still get into the 80"s.

Don't recall if I mentioned it, but the microwave also bit the dust on the trip. Right now, we have a "loaner" from one of Cathy's friends. So we're looking for a replacement unit. Might just buy a cheapie from Walmart, for the time being.

Halloween coming up this week (Wednesday) , since we are in a 55+ RV Park probably wont have any "Trick or Treaters".

HOOAH! to the troops bringing the WWII Cavalryman home to his family. Well Done Gentlemen!!

Hope everyone is doing well. Enjoy the Season, take care!

Toujours Pret!

Comment by Harry Warner on October 29, 2018 at 8:52am

I did not see the resemblance to Kevin Bacon. Maybe just a little too long in the frying pan.  

Comment by Harry Warner on October 29, 2018 at 8:48am

There are no limits to what a man will do to help his fellow man. A job well done, even with all the hoops required to jump through. 

Comment by ErnieKeel on October 28, 2018 at 4:22pm

Very Noble of you guys.Thank you for your service. Reminds me a little of that move "taking corporal Chance" home. Dave you even look a little like Kevin Bacon. Toujours Pret

Comment by Shannon Ryan on October 27, 2018 at 11:07am

Outstanding job Troopers Thank you for what you all did.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 26, 2018 at 2:20pm

Thank you Troops, great job, glad he's home and honored properly, proud of my brothers !



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Colonels of the Regiment

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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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