Dragoon Base

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That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 30, 2019 at 7:29pm

Harold, we are fine here in the lower (elev.) desert  no fires close by !

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 30, 2019 at 4:42pm

Quite the radar setup on that BF-110.

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on October 30, 2019 at 3:15pm

if you can operate this item, then we know you're a Veteran . Dragoon for life - Chief

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on October 30, 2019 at 3:04pm

Have a good trip Harold and take pictures to share. Dave when I first looked at the pictures, I thought they were from Korea, as we know from the TV program Mash, that's when they really came into use. but here's a little note in WWII the German Navy was first to use them, they were using them to rescue down pilots. delivering supplies, lay mines, even had a gunship version. They tried to use one to rescue the dictator Mussolini from the mountain top but it broke down, so that's when they use the fixed wing aircraft to rescue him. see attached pictures of two versions Flettner Fl-265 and FI-282.-also a photo BF-110 B4 night fighter, the same type of plane your father found, this one is sitting in a airplane hangar in England, quite a story behind it. Dragoon for life - Chief

Comment by harold goldstein on October 29, 2019 at 4:04pm

Hey Sig,

How are you doin with all those fires?

Hope you and your family are safe.

Keep in touch

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 29, 2019 at 10:16am

Chief, this is an early helicopter my dad photographed in the late 1940's at the Yakima training area in eastern Washington.

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 29, 2019 at 10:13am

Congratulations Harold. That is great!

Have a safe flight and get some good stories.

Comment by harold goldstein on October 29, 2019 at 10:03am

Hey, all you 2nd ACR Troopers, point of info:

I am going on the HONOR FLIGHT early Sat Morning .  I am going to wear their shirt, however; they say I can wear my own hat.  

Dave I will be wearing that special 2nd ACR Hat you gave me.  We will be on TV Sat evening when we return.  I believe it will be only on South Florida TV.  I will post pictures when I return.  Each Veteran will have a guardian assigned to them, There will be 8 WWII Veterans.  a number of Korean Veterans and me.

I will make you guys proud.  

Toujours Pret

And as the chief say's "Dragoon for life"

Comment by Joseph Auger on October 28, 2019 at 1:06am

This is very important.

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on October 26, 2019 at 4:12pm

Dave - I know, I know  like I said its unbelievable what your dad seen and did, should be a movie made of his life, not only the weapons, we also went from using biplane to Jet planes, and what about the helicopter. But changing out the old reliable M -1911 was a big mistake, we went to the 9 mm Beretta because of women serving. One good point of the Sheridan was that missile, I was in Graf. and watched that thing take out a target at 3000 meters. attached photo of a  Cold War Warrior, Dragoon for life - Chief


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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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