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

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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 21, 2020 at 9:50am

Good morning troops on this fine Saturday, all's well in So Cal. Got all we need and hunkering down at home. A few novels to read and a few PBS TV shows and lots of afternoon naps. Trips to the store to pick up supplies are sparse. Keeping the shopping list short but the lines at the stores aren't. Up just before 0600, cleaned up, read, exercised. Turned 81 this month, thanks for the birthday wishes. Weather been rainy & cool. All's well in So. Cal.  in spite of govenor Gruesome Newsome's order to stay at home. This too shall come to pass. Have a great day ! NOT AWOL !

Comment by harold goldstein on March 20, 2020 at 4:17pm


Comment by Harry Warner on March 20, 2020 at 3:56pm

A group of peacocks in Florida is being relocated after residents complained that the birds were being too aggressive and defecating on roads.  Incidentally, the peacocks had the same complaint about Florida residents.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 18, 2020 at 5:21pm

Comment by harold goldstein on March 17, 2020 at 2:59pm

63 yrs ago around March 7 joined the Army.  Going to the basic training barracks

very quietly you can just about hear Harry Belafonte singing DAYO.

Very drizzly dark night and knew we were going into the unknown.

Comment by harold goldstein on March 17, 2020 at 2:55pm

Comment by Harry Warner on March 17, 2020 at 9:47am

Help me Harry?  I thought it was help me Rhonda.  

Comment by Harry Warner on March 17, 2020 at 9:43am

I will say this about the Motown style.  They HAD style.  They were always dressed to the nines and they were always choreographed.  

Comment by Harry Warner on March 17, 2020 at 9:38am

Happy St. Patty's Day.  Made my corned beef last week.  Still enjoying leftovers.  

Comment by Harry Warner on March 17, 2020 at 9:36am

Harold, I never got into the ”Motown” scene.   I pretty much stayed with doowop, country and western and pop music.  Jo got me liking some opera and  classical stuff.  Oh, and the big bands.  Can’t forget them.  


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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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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