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Troop Ships 45 Replies

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Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

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Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

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Comment by Shannon Ryan on March 21, 2019 at 11:38am

Rika says Woof back.Image result for dutch shepherd

Comment by Harry Warner on March 21, 2019 at 11:30am

Have a safe trip Shannon.  “Woof” to your Dutch Shepherd.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on March 21, 2019 at 11:21am

Good morning troopers, just checking in, I am still here in California I should be heading out for TN. by Monday with my first load I am hoping. I have a few things I am trying to take care of before I leave, just a couple more items to pack up. It looks like it will be my Dutch Shepherd and me driving out this load, she is a good travelling companion and a great guard dog she will keep any riff raff in check. I think we will drive and spend the nights at Wal marts along the way. I usually spend the nights in their parking lots when travelling  some of the super centers stay open 24 hours and they don't mind if you spend the knight. I still plan on taking I 40 across on this trip. I will keep you posted. have a great day..

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 20, 2019 at 10:09am

Never could do a handstand without leaning against a wall.

Record highs again yesterday and expected again today. Yesterday was the hottest day in March ever and the hottest winter day ever in Seattle (79). Today is expected to be the hottest first day of spring ever in Seattle and Tacoma (77).

Comment by harold goldstein on March 20, 2019 at 5:09am

Sig, found the handstand picture of Joe

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.


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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.


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