Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Figured it was about time I changed the song of the day. RIP LEON REDBONE.

Discussion Forum

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 Dave Gettman on June 3, 2019 at 8:20pm

Ernie, my condolences to the family for their tragic loss.

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 3, 2019 at 8:19pm

Harry, I talked to Shannon on the phone several days ago when he was going through Albuquerque but nothing since. Linda has been posting on Facebook regularly so nothing bad has happened. They celebrated their 6th anniversary the other day.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 3, 2019 at 7:50pm

Harold, Chuck is not a Cavalryman just a member of Honor Guard Team # 11 same as I , it is sponsored by VFW post # 2266 San Jacinto, Ca, I'm not sure if he is a member of the post but I am not. My wife was attending a bible study and her teachers husband was Team Leader and that's how I got involved 3 yrs ago !

Comment by ErnieKeel on June 3, 2019 at 7:14pm

The funeral for Major Augie Gonzalez today in Jersey City. Augie a decorated Ranger, was traveling to his new command in Colorado from NC when he collided with some fool tow truck stopped in left lane. He was killed along with his two beautiful daughters age 6 and 2. His son 8, also in the car survived. Augie's beautiful wife Melissa was traveling by plane at the time with their new born baby son. She was to meet her husband in CO but instead was met by an Army Chaplin that had to deliver the sad news. My wife and I are friends of Melissa's parents. A go fund me page has been set up to help the family. Major Augie Gonzalez was the real deal, committed to service of country and others. There was not a dry eye in the Church when they brought the 3 coffins into St Aedans Church, his and 2 white little ones.

Comment by Jim Ward on June 2, 2019 at 10:51pm

It was cool to see their Stetson's getting "broken" in. Good to see the Cav spirit lives on.

Comment by harold goldstein on June 2, 2019 at 5:26pm

Sig, you look great. I don't think I could wear the hat being the only cavalry soldier in my community.

Can I assume Chuck Was a Cavalryman also?

Isn't it great to be involved with these programs? Without them, retirement wouldn't be as exciting. It is great being able to still make a contribution to Society. Thank you for continuing your service.

Toujours Pret

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 2, 2019 at 10:09am

Memorial day down at our clubhouse, the other Honor Guard Member is 1st Lt. Chuck Lomica

Comment by Harry Warner on June 1, 2019 at 7:57pm

Anyone hear from Shannon?

Comment by harold goldstein on June 1, 2019 at 1:27pm

They put the first half of our Memorial Day on youtube

But here it is.  I don't understand why they cut the other part out

Comment by harold goldstein on May 30, 2019 at 5:18pm

Frank, the first soldier that I put in to be memorialized was: 

The Following Names will be Memorialized:

Jonathan Farmer earned a
Purple Heart and three Bronze
Star medals and served six
combat tours overseas. KIA
January 2019 in Syria by a
suicide bomber. Hi lived in
Palm Beach Gardens and leaves
behind a wife and children.

No family available for the funeral so the veterans in Jupiter and surrounding area created the funeral and I put it in our community celebration of their lives.


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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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