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SONG OF THE WEEK

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Troop Ships 45 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Arthur D. Lovelace Sep 9, 2018.

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

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1, 2017.

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 Dennis K. Hansen yesterday
Got back from Albuquerque last Sunday night,whoa what a ride that was with delays because of the weather here in the Midwest. Taxied around Minneapolis airport trying to find an open runway and stopping twice to drive and then when we finally got to an open runway we had to wait for two planes who had to land soon due to low fuel, do by the time one came in our pilot decided we would need to return to the terminal for refueling,which I guess is ok since airborne not a good place to run out of fuel!!!
Comment by Dennis K. Hansen yesterday
A good Friday evening from the breadbasket,Iowa!! Hope all is well with all the troopers..I was able to sign in so I'll take a quick advantage of my time!!before the Sargeant of arms relizes I be here!!..Toujours Pret
Comment by Shannon Ryan yesterday
Sig all is well up here we have been getting a good soaking but we are keeping our powder dry. Its been a long time since we have had this much rain all at once , stay well my friend.
Comment by Sigmund Fertig yesterday
Hey has anyone heard from Shannon Ryan, if'n he is ok with all the rain & snow ?
Comment by Sigmund Fertig yesterday
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Comment by Sigmund Fertig yesterday
Harry, we have no idea how small, when I retired in 02 we bought her and moved from Whittier, Ca, to Hemet. Come to find out my neighbor across the street had to go back to Hillside N.J. for his daughter who had a brain anurisim. Found out his son in law worked for the same company I worked for back there. When he told me his son in laws name, I recognzied it immeadeatly, he was my old fishing partner.
Comment by Harry Warner on Thursday
Sig, it's a small world.
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on Thursday
Harry, remember the GSP from the early years from Newark south to around Freehold. Harry that was one of my old favorite fishing haunts. Heavy rains today and a couple of days ago, we are finally after 8 years getting our wet winter, nice, need it badly, but lots of flooding !
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on Thursday
Shannon Ryan, you ok up there, were getting hammered with heavy rain, lots of flooded area's !
Comment by Frank L Moseley on Wednesday
Good Wednesday Morning/Afternoon Oldtimers and Troopers ... ..
Checking in on my son's laptop (borrowed it for a few days)
Been a rainy night and morning. Cathy still up in MA. Supposed to have been back here, last night. That flight cancelled, she comes in tomorrow morning instead. Son will pick her up and bring here to the camper. Then we will take him out for His Birthday (37) Lunch. Yeppers, he is a Valentine's baby.

Hope all are doing well. Enjoy the day, Take care! ... ..
... .. Toujours Pret ... ..
 

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