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Comment by Shannon Ryan on February 17, 2019 at 2:54pm
Another thing I noticed is that when I click on the more tab at the bottom of the latest activity it will not show any more activity, and it is not showing me when any body else is on site, that little window at the bottom right side of the page is always blank now.
Comment by Shannon Ryan on February 17, 2019 at 2:47pm
Sig I see that Status " what's on your mind " came up after your name that same thing happened to me last week and I did not post it, Strange stuff going on here. and over at Facebook.
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on February 17, 2019 at 12:21pm
Good morning troops on this fine sunny ( for the time being ) Sunday morn, usually out to church by now but this cold has me staying home so as I won't affect the other old folk ( course that leaves y'all out ) got my best friend visiting later in the day from Utah, said he didn't care I was sick, he was still coming, that's a true friend. Missed Duel #1 & 2 Friday and now with company will probably miss a big chunk of the Daytona 500, not a good way to start the season. Heard from Shannon up north and he's ok but getting a more severe weather as we get the rain we have missed in the last 8 years. It's supposed to start raining aging this afternoon around ! PM. lot's of road damage down here in the surrounding mountains. This storm is supposed to be lighter but dropping the snow level to around 2000 ft, that's pretty low as we are about 1500 ft. Seen snow here once in 16 years we've been here but the valley sure looks purty with the surrounding mountains all capped in white. Y'all have a good day and try to stay dry and keep the sunny side up.
Comment by harold goldstein on February 17, 2019 at 11:49am
Good Toujours Pret Sunday Morning to all you fine troops of the 2nd ACR.

Beautiful Day her in sunny South Florida,
the 6th Borough of New York.

Dave, did you receive the DVD yet?
Comment by Dave Gettman on February 16, 2019 at 11:41am
Dennis, glad you made it back OK. Sorry for your loss. Despite all the hitches, it sounds like you still had a good trip. Too bad Mr. Boyd was a no-show. Jeez, couldn't even make it to his own funeral. Typical!!!! Got myself banned for life from Face-Crook and I haven't got a clue why. They deleted everything I have ever posted over the years like I never existed, including nearly 1400 individual tributes to fallen 2d Dragoons....GONE!!! I'm crushed....
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on February 15, 2019 at 9:44pm
Oh!!!the return trip home had some bumps too!!but I may have overstayed my welcome..alittle smoother but mother nature was still raising Cane's with flights but we did get home!!! Kathy won't fly so she stayed home so she had a fantastic roast beef supper waiting for uslast Sunday night when we got home..mmmmm she really wanted to be with my sister but just can't fly,I told her I could get a bottle of vodka for her and she'd be ok!!!she said then she would just be sick !!!
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on February 15, 2019 at 9:37pm
Shannon hope to see you there also looking forward...Toujours Pret
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on February 15, 2019 at 9:36pm
Going to call it a day here. Dave I see something up with the butt heads on the net..???will talk?? Looking forward to seeing you in April as well as any other troopers going to the 2 Cav reunion in Kansas City... Good evening to all and hope all has a great weekend.
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on February 15, 2019 at 9:32pm
Sorry guys for being so windy here!!but I got going and my typing finger just kept on going!! And the Sargeant of arms must bevasleep
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen on February 15, 2019 at 9:29pm
Dave and I spoke on the phone about my wanting to visit John Boyd resting place and pay my respects to him,he was a regular on the dragoonbase for sometime passing away a year ago..contacted the cemetery there where the obituary said he was.to be buried..they were great and knew he was suppose to be there but he wasn't?? The manager said he recalled a person coming there and maybe he had been moved it that there was just a memorial there?? Nothing of a plot to pay repect to..kinda bummed about this, but hope John somewhere connected to my thoughts and understands!! I even thought about finding some goats Harry to have tag along with me!! That would have gotten his goat!! As well as a chuckle I'm sure..

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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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