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

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Comment by Dave Gettman on November 25, 2019 at 11:14am

Happy Thanksgiving, Sig. Glad to hear you will be surrounded by plenty family.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on November 25, 2019 at 11:10am

Good Monday morning to all the Oldtimers, I want to take a moment to say " HAPPY THANKSGIVING " to all of you and hope y'all get to celebrate with family. My daughter and son in law here in our park are hosting family that day and 3 of my 4 daughter will be there, one traveling from Florida with my grandson who is 16 and 6' 5". Looking forward to it and wishing you all blessings and thanks for your part in serving our country. Supposed to be a rainy one here from Wed. to Sat. Stay safe !

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 25, 2019 at 11:06am

Yup, ambidextrous, Harry. Cost me an extra $25 to have that bolt set-up left handed. But you use both hands on a 4500psi bicycle pump to pump up the rifle so it is a full body workout pulling the pump handle up and pushing it down about 300 times.

Comment by harold goldstein on November 24, 2019 at 2:08pm

hey guys,

https://sefloridahonorflight.zenfolio.com/p406282629

You can see the stills of my honor flight.

I hope you can appreciate the emotional value this has

Toujours Pret

Comment by Harry Warner on November 22, 2019 at 6:50pm

Dave, I hope you’re ambidextrous. Otherwise you’re gonna be lopsided.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 22, 2019 at 6:03pm

That should do it, Harry. I pretty much just by gifts for myself anyway though. Just bought myself a $600 air rifle. Pretty sweet and I get a lot of exercise trying to pump it up to 3000psi.

Comment by Harry Warner on November 22, 2019 at 4:53pm

Words of wisdom from Butch.....

Comment by harold goldstein on November 21, 2019 at 3:56pm

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Comment by harold goldstein on November 21, 2019 at 11:43am

Thank you so much Frank I still have you beat by 6-7 Years.

Comment by harold goldstein on November 21, 2019 at 11:37am

Thank you Frank, still got you beat by 6 or 7 yrs.

Think about doing the honor flight.  It's one hell of an experience you will never forget in your life.

 

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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891

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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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