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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 Frank L Moseley on March 11, 2019 at 1:50pm

Good afternoon Brother Troopers and Oldtimers ... ..

Belated Happy Birthday to Sig! Hope you had a great day.

Called my brother , that lives out in TX, yesterday. Looks like he will be scheduled for his Surgery towards the end of this month. If I heard him correctly, he's on an Insulin pump for the diabetes and is on an enzyme regimen for his digestion.

We are doing all right here in Thonotosassa, Fl at the RV Park. One more big payment on the lease, then 2 months only having to pay the electric fee. Weather is warming up, already hitting the mid to upper 80s. Need to replace the thermostat on the A/C unit. Ordered it online. The toilet is next on the list.

Shannon - hope you will enjoy your retirement and the move to TN goes smoothly.

Hope that all are doing well in health and life. Spring is coming....sooner or later.

Enjoy the day the Lord has made. Take care.

Toujours Pret!

Comment by harold goldstein on March 10, 2019 at 6:09am

Sig, email me your address please.



Comment by Shannon Ryan on March 9, 2019 at 12:21pm

Comment by Shannon Ryan on March 9, 2019 at 12:05pm

Nice find on EBAY Dave. Did you recognize the name when you saw it or did you research his name and found that information ? Good job.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 9, 2019 at 10:18am

good morning troopers, thanks for all the birthday wishes, busy day, breakfast with some family members, Doctors visit in the late afternoon, 3 weeks of treatments down, 2 1/2 more to go. Dinner at a good Mexican restaraunt with the family. Lot's of love from friends on FB and church folk, and all with my sweetheart at my side, great day !

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 9, 2019 at 9:40am

One of my latest eBay finds. It's a chrome-plated presentation bayonet for an M-1 Garand. If you look real close, engraved in the blood groove is "CSM JOSEPH FOGLIO 002".

Joseph Foglio ended his military career in 1971 as the Regimental Command Sergeant Major of the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment. He was the second Command Sergeant Major to hold that position after the rank of CSM was created in the mid-1960's. He was presented with this bayonet when he retired.

I got it for $51.99 plus S&H. Only one other person bid on it.

Comment by Harry Warner on March 9, 2019 at 9:02am

No problem Dave.  I have many answers to questions I don't know.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 9, 2019 at 8:50am

Started my day off with a good laugh. Thanks Harry, no more questions for now.

Comment by Harry Warner on March 9, 2019 at 6:55am

I woke up early this morning, THAT'S why.

Comment by Harry Warner on March 9, 2019 at 6:53am

Dave, I watched Howdy Doody when I was a youngster but he always wore loose fitting costumes.  So I can't answer your question. He seemed to always be smiling when Buffalo Bob was around, and there were rumors about the two of them but never proved one way or the other.  Clarabell was always clowning around.  Any more questions? 


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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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