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Operation Cowboy - 2d Cavalry 1945


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Troop Ships 49 Replies

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Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

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Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

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Comment by harold goldstein on November 16, 2022 at 9:58am


We had our Veterans Day Program 11/11 and I did something this year very different this year.  A woman told the story of her husband getting shot up in Vietnam and later dying of Agent Orange.  As she left the stage she hollored, "I wish I could bring him home."

Lights go out and spot goes on a girl from the HS Glee Club and she sings, "Bring him home" from Les Miz

I now have 6 American flags, 5 unit flags, 1 MIA_POW flag, a 6 squad HS ROTC,

2 MC's, 4 ushers,- last yrs pic

Comment by harold goldstein on November 16, 2022 at 9:41am


84 years ago I was born 11/16/1938

Comment by Ronald M Snyder on November 16, 2022 at 7:23am

62 years today arrived rhein main every one have good holidays .  11 16 1960

Comment by Harry Warner on November 13, 2022 at 1:30pm

Very nice, Sig.  Is your wife a Jersey girl?  

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on November 13, 2022 at 1:28pm

My sweetie and I at the Lakes at Hemet West Veterans brunch and me carrying the Army Flag in to post and salute colors  Friday 11/11/22

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on November 13, 2022 at 1:27pm

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 8, 2022 at 6:26pm

Just got an e-mail from Gene Gunia. Last week he lost his wife, Alice. They had been together 61 years.

I'm sure he could use a little support from his Dragoon Base family, as the quiet at his house is really getting to him.


Comment by Dave Gettman on November 2, 2022 at 11:53am

Well Sig, we finally got some rain too, and along with it some breathable air. For quite some time we had some of the worst air in the world from all the wildfires in the area. Couldn't even work outside and it looked like an eerie fog all the time. Made for some colorful sunrises and sunsets though!

Now it is just wet most of the time, like Washington should be. Most of the fires are out or getting under control. Yesterday only got up to 50 degrees, with daytime highs in the 40's the rest of this week, and some of the morning temps are in the 30's. In Olympia, south of me about 45 minutes, it was 28 degrees this morning. Won't be long for winter to hit.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on November 2, 2022 at 11:28am

Got some rain and cooling weather a few times in Oct. and it gave my grape tomayo's ahead start on a second crop. Nov 2, this AMin the wee hours, more rain so I don't have to go out this AM and water. Picked up a 2nd Golf Cart to clean up and re sell. Life is good here in the Lower ( Elev 12500 ft ) desert. Nice weekend visit from my wifes half sister from Cancun. Hope all is well with the troops. hear every now and the from Trooper Robert Wadley who sailed over on the same ship as I in Feb 58. Shannon, fall has finally arived at the end of October, now cool mornings in the 50's and warmer 70's/80's during the late afternoon. Nice !

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 2, 2022 at 7:58am

We aim to please at the Dragoon Saloon, Brother!


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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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