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

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Comment by harold goldstein on Wednesday

Comment by Frank L Moseley on June 8, 2019 at 9:45pm

Good evening Troopers and OLDTIMERS ... ..

Harold, Harry Shannon and Dave ... Thank you for the Birthday wishes. This auld, travelin' Scotsman has made it to 74. (older than some, younger than others)

Spent the day with the wife and son. Breakfast here in the camper then aff tae the movies to see "Aladdin", quite good. Lunch at  Steak and Shake, bought a grill (gas) and back to the camper. Dinner with the in-laws after Church tomorrow.

Hope that everyone is doing well. Enjoy the weekend. Take care.

Toujours Pret!

Comment by harold goldstein on June 8, 2019 at 1:39pm

Happy Birthday Frank you are the Marching Cavalry.
Wishing you many more.

Comment by harold goldstein on June 8, 2019 at 1:37pm

Comment by Shannon Ryan on June 8, 2019 at 12:04pm

Happy birthday Frank , enjoy your day to the fullest and safe travels

Comment by Harry Warner on June 8, 2019 at 11:01am

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 8, 2019 at 9:36am

Happy Birthday to our traveling Scotsman!

Comment by Shannon Ryan on June 5, 2019 at 1:05pm

You are correct  with that Harry, my wife is a controller for a property manager and the also is a landlord with the property's her father had built over the years he is a German carpenter 95 years old and bought some land and built a house and 14 apartments on the land and she takes care of all of that mess. so She is done with it, new laws are coming down the road such as rent control they are trying to pass it out here and she says no good will come with that, Renters have more rights than the homeowner does, so yes it does make more sense to sell. I just have a sentimental attachment to this little house it was my Grandmothers house and I have spent lots of years living here grew up in this little neighborhood but it is not the same place anymore so we will most likely sell and right now the market is good out here , it is the right time to sell before the bubble bursts again. I will let you all know what we do. stay well Harry and thanks for the words of advice. I am slowly getting there, to sell and not rent that is...

Comment by Harry Warner on June 5, 2019 at 12:37pm

Shannon, there is no upside to renting.  There are endless stories of renters who became squatters.  They are amongst the lowest forms of human beings.  The law is on their side and by the time you’re rid of them you’re property will be of little use. If cutting ties is your goal, renting will not accomplish that. 

Comment by Shannon Ryan on June 5, 2019 at 12:18pm

Hey all just checking in sorry I have been AWOL for awhile I am currently back in California taking a break and getting this house in order to sell or rent we have not decided just yet, most likely we will sell. I do not want any ties to California when we are done moving. Well I have taken two full loads back so far 2250 miles one way probably have two more loads including vehicles. it has been a lot of driving but that is my new job for a while longer I have been takin I 40 across but did use I 80 coming back from KCMO after the reunion just missed all the bad weather. I have been trying to check in once in awhile and read what I can. I saw that Wayne has passed on that was sad to see, but he is free from that chair and can be with his family again see you on the green someday my friend. I hope all are doing well and enjoying life as best as they can, I will try and check in more often and keep you all posted.  Toujours Pret my Brothers..


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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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