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

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Comment by Dave Gettman on June 23, 2020 at 10:06pm

This is the only medal I ever got.

I was recommended for the Soldier's Medal but never got it. I had this coin made to commemorate not getting it.

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 23, 2020 at 8:26pm

Chief here one more time -  I know like me it's been a while since you wore your medals and or you forgot what they looked like, attached is a handy guide for you. .

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 23, 2020 at 8:14pm

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 23, 2020 at 8:08pm

Chief, both Harold Goldstein and I operated an ANGRC-19 Harolds at HQ and mine in a M-59 PC, have a picture somewhere just have to find it, was about 24/26 inches wide, 13'high by 15 inches deep, mounted on a steel rack that hung behind the drivers seat, suspended from the roof and I used a leg key with a clamp that fit over my thigh.Took 12 words a minute, could sen 14 per minute !

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 23, 2020 at 7:36pm

got a question for you old- timers that were in communications,.have any idea what type of radios in photo. and a pict.for you tankers Chief

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 23, 2020 at 7:23pm

sorry about that, I only walked on Omaha and Utah Beach and visit to the others, pickup barb wire from Omaha, still on my display. 

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 22, 2020 at 1:09pm

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 22, 2020 at 12:48pm

looking good Dave -   Harold - I had the honor of walking on Omaha - Utah - Gold -and Juno - beaches, So I have a large select of photos,.also I have a Dutch friend,Theo Brink who is a honorary member of 2nd Cav. and is here on Dragon base, he attends celebration every year on the D-Day landing of Canadian troops on Juno..Unlike Americans the Dutch celebrate their liberation ever year in a big way.so if you need any help let me know. --  Chief. 

Comment by harold goldstein on June 22, 2020 at 11:28am

Happy Toujours Pret father's day to all.

Outside of being housebound for the last3+ months and havenot got a haircut yet, I've been working on our Veteran's Day program.

For Memorial Day our theater was closed and the last minute they had me make it an hour long so they could loop it on our community TV every hour for three days.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 22, 2020 at 11:20am

Harold, we, Becky and I are doing just fine, things are well here in Hemet and had a nice Fathers Day with my daughter and brother in law, got calls from the other kids and flowers from one daughter. Hope yours was good also !


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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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