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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 Robert Burns Wadley on October 8, 2020 at 10:57pm

Hello Sigmund:  I had not thought much about it until tonight, but please know that I appreciate your efforts to not use Heavenly Father's name in vain. It always amazes me that most people are so careless, and may not even understand, that Heavenly Father is dead serious about when and how we call out His holy name.

Comment by Harry Warner on October 8, 2020 at 8:55pm

What’s the difference between a hippo and a Zippo?  One is very heavy and the other is a little lighter.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on October 7, 2020 at 3:59pm

Good Wednesday "Hump Day" Afternoon Troopers and Oldtimers!  

Aye, Harry, I am still alive and drinking Scotch! I do still get the email notices from Dragoon Base, so keep tabs on the goings on. Unfortunately, the Security on DB and the Security on my laptop don't always see eye to eye and it causes posting problems. So when I visit, I can read but not always able to post. Sometimes I cannot even log in.

Health wise, doing well for a 75 Y.O. Trooper. The Dermatologist took several divots out of my arms and face, recently, but they're healing well. I go see my Primary Care Doc this Friday for a semi-annual Check up. Did Labs on Monday.

Not doing much in the way of traveling. Been parked in the same RV Park for 2 years now. Reasonably close to family and shopping. This COVID-19 has really put a crimp in activities of the social kind. Have managed to NOT catch it, so far!

Happy Birthday Wishes to any that I have missed. Condolences and Prayers for any losses of late.

Just wanted to Check in and say "Howdy!"

Toujours Pret

Comment by Harry Warner on October 5, 2020 at 11:46am

Sig, thank you for the update on our kilt-wearin' kinfolk. I'll bet you GOD has a better sense of humor than G-D does.  Just sayin'.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 5, 2020 at 11:24am

FYI the wandering Scotsman is fine, I FB him yesterday, all's well !

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 5, 2020 at 11:21am

To my brothers; This old world would be a sorry place to be were it not for humor, every morning when I wake up and look in the mirror I know even G-D has a sence of humor !

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 5, 2020 at 11:10am

Reporting in for duty on Monday morning y'all !

Comment by harold goldstein on October 3, 2020 at 4:24pm

Dave I changed the ending to this


I eliminated gotta get out of this place 

Made it much more emotional

Comment by Shannon Ryan on September 30, 2020 at 10:08pm

Most veterans I've been around seem to have anywhere from a good sense of humor to a warped sence of humor I guess the military will do that to you. And besides my military time , I was there raised around a bunch of Sailors I have seen some pretty crazy stuff growing up.

Comment by Harry Warner on September 30, 2020 at 5:13pm

Butch, as I see it, a sense of humor is a good thing to have.  I consider myself in good company.  


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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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