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

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Comment by Dave Gettman on January 9, 2021 at 2:29pm

Thanks Sig. Glad things are going well in So Cal.

Nice and frosty here this morning and a bit of a frozen fog just as the sun was coming up. One of the few times it hasn't been raining in several days. I guess the drought is over and now we are getting a good soaking. Been unusually dry here the past few years but now we are getting a little river flooding and some landslides the past several weeks. A one-day break now and then before the next front moves in, but those clear days are always really cold, in the 20's and 30's. Other days in the low 40's with a rare 50. Been very blustery a lot too, and sometimes just downright windy as hell. But now it is partially cloudy with some early sun peaking over the hills.

Comment by harold goldstein on January 9, 2021 at 1:39pm

Went to the VA yesterday and got the first covid shot.  have to go back 1 month

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 9, 2021 at 11:44am

Good morning troops, all's well in the lower desert of Southern California ( elev. 1500ft ) cool mid 30's mornings and 70's at noon, alive and well. Gottested for the covid thing this week, both the wife and I came in contact with some people who informed us the next day that they had tested positive. Were both feeling good and no symptoms, should get our results in a couple of days, just trying to play it safe. Did some fishing yesterday afternoon when my bride and  I spent some time bird watching over at San Jacinto wildlife Area, saw 35 different species of birds, an enjoyable day topped of by a nice salad for dinner and some tv and cuddle time. Hope everyone is doing well !

Comment by Shannon Ryan on January 8, 2021 at 9:49am

Harold you might want check with the army surplus stores in your area they usually have a good supply of shirts and hats.

Comment by harold goldstein on January 8, 2021 at 8:33am

Hey guys, our Veteran's Committee is looking for 10 -12cam shirts or field shirts and we are looking for berets or field hats.  I have budget of $350.  Anyone have an idea where I can purchase these?

What I am getting on line is "EH!"

Comment by harold goldstein on January 8, 2021 at 8:30am

if you want to share emails

I have Dave, Harry, Sig, CWO George,

Mine is hargol@bellsouth.net

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 6, 2021 at 2:30pm

Harold, that's John V. Meyer III, 78th Colonel of the Regiment, 2014-2016. Don't know the other gentleman.

Comment by Andy Josephson on January 6, 2021 at 12:03pm

Ernie, I see that museum is in Stow MA.  There is one up here in NH.  Wolfeboro. On the east side of lake


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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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