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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 harold goldstein on January 30, 2019 at 9:03am

Dave in the DVD will be some scenes from last year however; 60% is new and please bring tissues with you.  You will tear up

Comment by harold goldstein on January 30, 2019 at 9:01am

Dave, the Memorial Day Movie has been approved.  I will send you a copy Shortly.

Right now we are trying to find..never mind.  Can you recall the name of the G.I. whose remains were just found in North Korea.  They had a funeral in one of the National Cemeteries.  If someone can give me his name, we will lay a wreath in memory of him who had no one . This happened this past week

Comment by Harry Warner on January 30, 2019 at 8:50am

Comment by Harry Warner on January 30, 2019 at 8:47am

Opie, quite the dashing couple.  I'm not so photogenic.  I look better in sepia tones. 

Comment by Harry Warner on January 30, 2019 at 8:40am

Dave, thanks for the update.  Glad some bunch of maurading Irish senior citizens didn't get them.  

Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on January 30, 2019 at 12:04am

might get to -40 to -50 tonight best be putting another or couple of logs on the fire tonight!! my bad here for not getting on here as often as I should and would like to Harry..we've spoke and I'll continue checking in one way or another.. hope all is well with each and Kathy and I think often of all..Take care stay warm and healthy..Toujoyrs Pret

Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on January 30, 2019 at 12:00am

Shannon sounds like all is going ok with your move..great to hear Kathy and I hope for the best for you guys..You'll adjust well I'm sure to retirement from what I just read you'll have plenty to occupy your time with the car restoration or putting it together etc..sounds like fun and a challenge..I see you guys might be at the reunion?? it would be great to see you guys.

Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on January 29, 2019 at 11:55pm

Hey there to all..sneaked in the basement door of the saloon here to say hello to all!! by the way Tacoma I thought you had that door fixed, alls good otherwise I would have had to have tried the front door and Harry I hear has strict words to the seargent at arms to charge me double for my sasparillas,,,and I just don't have the chachings!! Anyways I tried my luck on getting on the base to register for the Reunion in Kansas City this year and wouldn't you know it,they let me on,,still have occasions getting signed in but tonight they must have heard momma said we could attend the reunion,so I guess they knew I came with some money so I was able to sign in,,aliitle broker now than before but we are looking forward to attending,my son is even going to come with us,,not too sure how that will go with what influences 2d Cav troopers might have on him!!! I'm sure it will be positive.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on January 29, 2019 at 9:23pm


I always liked that 1964 Ford Vintage Burgundy they put on the Galaxie's nice color. My color was Dynasty green and turquoise interior now it was painted a newer Ford green from a late 80's Thunderbird matched up real nice, a more modern green. It is also a factory four speed, 390, California car, it was sold in San Jose California as far as I know it has been in the San Joaquin  valley here its whole life no rust on the car. My life long friend and mechanic had it tore down pretty good up on jack stands all the suspension removed all the stainless steel moulding trim he removed to do some body work drivetrain removed the car was disassembled. And then he passed away from a heart attack his brother came in and sold his house, he had no family. I had to get the car down and rolling and out of his garage and now it is a basket case needing to be put back together. so I am considering getting it back to Tennessee and trying to put it back together. I also have a built up 390 with some aluminum heads and other nice performance components that my mechanic built for me before he died that engine is just sitting on a engine stand. So that is the status of the Galaxie it sure is a fun car to drive. I am looking forward to this newer tasting coffee you are talking about, March 1st it should be tasting better. We were planning on getting a toy hauler RV we still might but that will be later on. I have a nice Lance slide in camper for my long bed truck, that will be good enough for Linda and me for now, its is comfortable for two and it only takes up a parking space she loves that truck camper. And as far as the wacko drivers go they are everywhere Harry,  remember I am in the land of fruits and nuts out here in California and I have had a commercial license for 35 years I have seen just about everything you can imagine I will talk with you later Harry. Out here....

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 29, 2019 at 8:36pm

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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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