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

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1.

Troop Ships 43 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Robert Burns Wadley Dec 25, 2015.

Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Shannon Ryan Sep 29, 2015.

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Comment by Sigmund Fertig yesterday

Harold, I recognize the name Sam Alves but can't put a face to it !

Comment by Dave Gettman yesterday

A drunk gets up from the bar and heads for the bathroom.
A few minutes later, a loud, blood curdling scream is heard coming from the bathroom.
A few minutes after that, another loud scream reverberates through the bar.
The bartender goes into the bathroom to investigate why the drunk is screaming.
"What's all the screaming about in there?" he yells' "You're scaring the hell out of all my customers!"
"I'm just sitting here on the toilet," slurs the drunk, "and every time I try to flush, something comes up and squeezes the hell out of my nuts!"
The bartender opens the door, looks in, and says, "You idiot! You're sitting on the mop bucket!"

Comment by ErnieKeel yesterday

NEWS FLASH : the Supreme Court said that there cannot be a Nativity Scene on Capitol Hill this Christmas season. This isn’t because of any Religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in our Nations Capital. The search for a Virgin also continues….There was NO problem however, finding more than enough asses to fill the stable

Comment by Shannon Ryan on Sunday

Harold I have a CD of her playing with big brother at a club in Amsterdam in 1969 found it at a garage sale I paid 25 cent's for a burned copy of it has a version of ball. And chain that is awesome..

Comment by harold goldstein on Saturday

She was the best of all folk rock singers on this earth to mke us sane

Comment by harold goldstein on Saturday

Comment by Shannon Ryan on Saturday

And a 10 speed transmission with paddle shifters 14 inches of wheel travel.

Comment by Dave Gettman on Saturday

Wow! 450hp V-6. Hope she can handle all that!

Comment by harold goldstein on Saturday

Dave, would you mind listing

Sam Alves SP4 Hq HQ 2nd acr 1957-1960 in your Fidlers Green list

Comment by harold goldstein on Saturday

Went with the missus shopping this morning.  A guy saw my 2nd cav cap and said he was with the 3rd at FT Meade in 61 then they moved to (I forgot) i think Ft Polk? and he got out in 63.

I told him I was FT Meade in 57, went to Germany and stayed with the 3rd for 4 months on TDY training with them in Germany till the rest of the 2nd came over in 58

By the way, DEC 11 1957 is 60 years that I landed in Germany

Still no word from Wayne, anyone.

60 freezing degrees here today in S. FL and getting colder


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Colonels of the Regiment

8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



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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