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Since you asked... 4 Replies

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by Jeff Jarriel Aug 18, 2019.

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

Started by Jeff Jarriel Aug 17, 2019.

Another Border Story. Almost accidental WWIII... 1 Reply

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by MARK PILLOW Aug 16, 2019.

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Comment by Dave Gettman 17 hours ago

That's a lot of funerals in one day, Sig. I don't know how you do it. Glad to see the ROTC lads getting involved. Builds character.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on Sunday

Good morning my brothers on this fine early Sunday AM. Friday was Honor Guard duty at Riverside National Cenmetery. Our team #11 did 14 services and was assisted by an Air Force ROTC team in the morning from Vista High School, they did 5 services in the AM and left to go back to school at noon. In the afternoon we were able to split our team into 2 teams. Easy day and wore our jackets most of the day. Finished up about 1300 hrs after reloading clips with ammo and checking in the rifles & bugle. Our normal bugler John Darby is 93 years young ans fought in WWII and Korea.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on Sunday

Harold, praying for you my friend !

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on Sunday

Harold, W. German / Check border !

Comment by Dave Gettman on Saturday

So - about 15 years ago, I was sitting in church with my family and the Chaplain asked at the beginning of the service if anyone had any birthdays, anniversaries or other significant events to announce. A man in the pew in front of us stood up and said that he and his wife were celebrating their 40th anniversary. The congregation clapped and generally offered their congratulations.

The Chaplain then asked the gentleman to what he attributed the longevity of their marriage. Without missing a beat, he answered, "Well, my wife and I go out for a romantic dinner and dancing twice a week ... she goes on Tuesdays and I go on Thursdays." Never forgot that.

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 13, 2020 at 12:32pm

Inner German/Czech border.

Comment by Harry Warner on January 13, 2020 at 11:48am


Comment by harold goldstein on January 13, 2020 at 10:17am

Your mouth to GOD's Ears Dave.  I still have things i must accomplish before I check it out.

Which is correct?

I served on the German Border Region - or -

I served on the E. German / Czech border region.

any opinions where we served?

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 12, 2020 at 2:05pm

The Green ain't ready for you yet, Harold.

Comment by harold goldstein on January 8, 2020 at 8:27pm

well the good news is home health care discharged me.  now I have to go to outpatient physical therapy. for at least one more month.  it sort of put your mind in the proper prospective; pneumonia, sepsis, anemia, heart failure,  how did i ever walk out.  I do mean walk.

My chest is clear but still have a checkerboard on it.  No more bacteria, anemia still low have to eat strong meat.  Heart beating light but exercise should bring it back to normal.  I was concerned you wold have to give me that next spot in Fiddlers Green.  I told the Doctor I will walk out of there.


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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.


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