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Comment by Dave Gettman on March 19, 2019 at 6:31pm

Thanks Harold. Yeah, just a Ranger tab.

Pretty nice up here in the Great Northwest. Several records set yesterday including the earliest/warmest day ever in Seattle with 76 on March 17. Real nice again today and supposed to continue tomorrow. Kind of nice after one of the coldest winters we've ever had.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 19, 2019 at 6:26pm

Lookin' good, Sig. Glad to hear the treatments are almost done. You hang in there and give us a goal to shoot for.

Comment by harold goldstein on March 19, 2019 at 4:21pm


Rainy Day here in Florida, so sitting home watching TV. Courage under Fire with Denzel, is on and last time you wanted to know what Patch he was wearing on left shoulder. Its a short patch with yellow and red with the word "RANGER" on it.

right Shoulder is The 2nd ACR Patch.

Great Movie

Comment by harold goldstein on March 19, 2019 at 2:37pm

Sig, Glad you enjoyed the movie.  I feel it will be a big hit for our Memorial Day program.

I pray your treatments go well for you.

Take care of yourself

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 19, 2019 at 10:53am

Good morning Troops, also enjoyed Corned Beef & Cabbage w/ red potato's & Carrots for St. Patty's day, YUM ! Harold, good job on that video, watched it and was impressed, nice job. Now in my 5th week of radiation treatment, 7 more days to go. Family in town from Fla. Went to a grandsons baseball game last night, they won 16 to 10. Y'all have a great Tuesday.

Comment by Harry Warner on March 19, 2019 at 8:23am

WuMo Comic Strip for March 19, 2019

Comment by Frank L Moseley on March 18, 2019 at 11:51am

Good Monday morning Troopers and Oldtimers ... ..

I hope everyone had a  "Happy St Patrick's Day".  We had a family gathering with Corned Beef and Cabbage, Red Potatoes and Carrots, and Soda Bread. Faux Key Lime Pie for dessert (weight watcher style)

My Brother, Steve, is coming for a visit next week. He wants to see us before his surgery on April 10.

Hope everyone is doing well. Enjoy the day the Lord has given us! Take care!

Toujours Pret!

Comment by harold goldstein on March 18, 2019 at 10:05am

Sig, It's OK to have your daughter and grandson see this movie.  Al will enjoy it.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 16, 2019 at 8:12pm

Thank you Harold got it today (Saturday0 read the poems but haven't looked at the DVD yet. our daughter just came in from Fla.w/ grandson !

Comment by harold goldstein on March 14, 2019 at 9:26am

Sig, Your birthday present is in the mail.  Enjoy it.

You sound like a Joisey Boy


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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.


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