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

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Comment by Dave Gettman on March 6, 2019 at 1:42pm

Harold and Sig, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, especially one that goes back so far.

Comment by harold goldstein on March 5, 2019 at 8:47am

Elvis was 7 miles out of Furth, suburb of Nurenburg.

Comment by harold goldstein on March 4, 2019 at 1:39pm

This was our first Christmas in Germany 1957.

Joe Dixon, Charlie (Chuck Dixon), Sam Goldstein, Bob Kryger, Owen Tussing,

AC Lewis, Sam Alves, Lou Agro, and other names I can picture the Guys but can't put the names together, and me Harold Goldstein

Comment by harold goldstein on March 4, 2019 at 1:35pm

Dave, if you can dot the same for Joe Dixon, as you did for Sam Alves would appreciate greatly.

Joe spent his time in Germany with HQ HQ Co. in the Commo Section.  I don't recall what his MOS was.


Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 4, 2019 at 12:10pm

Good morning troops, Called Harold Goldstein yesterday to share with him that a fellow trooper Joe Dixon joined Fiddlers Green, Saturday 3/3/19 at 10 AM. Joe reside in Hastings Neb. Survived by wife and children ! Very emotional call for me. Joe and I go back to boot in Ft. Meade in 57 !

Comment by Shannon Ryan on March 2, 2019 at 2:14pm

Thank you for that blessing Sig that means a lot. I will find a good hobby like using my fishing boat that I never had much time to use. And helping take care of three grandkids that will keep me busy. I am also considering joining up with the volunteer fire department and helping with the community the town I am moving to only has a population of 500. I will keep you posted. Stay well Brother.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 2, 2019 at 11:03am

Shannon my brother, Mazel Tov on your retirements. Let me tell you the secret of a long retirement, afternoon naps are important and the big secret, even though you are retired, keeping busy. I retired at 63, now turning 80 and I don't look it. Vitamins not prescriptions ( a lot cheaper ). Wishing you many years of enjoyment. If'n you don't have a hobby, find one you can enjoy !

Comment by Shannon Ryan on March 1, 2019 at 9:22pm

Harold, Thomas G. And Thomas B. Thank you all for the words, I am going to enjoy it as much as I can.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on March 1, 2019 at 8:08pm

Shannon.enjoy it ,In May I start my 15 th year.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on March 1, 2019 at 7:33pm

Good R.E.D. Friday evening Troopers ... ..

Got my laptop back from the shop this afternoon. Everything is working fine.

Basically, been offline since before Christmas. Kept up with Face Book via the cell phone.

Hope all are doing well. Enjoy the weekend.  Toujours Pret!


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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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