Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Comment by George Crump (Chief) on August 13, 2019 at 5:42pm

Hey - Harold - I never said anything about background checks, and I was just comparing what Dave was saying about FB, and I even apologized for using this form. Enough said. And thanks Dave for letting me know there's other sites even one for mechanics. Do you remember the caliber of the main gun on your Tinker Toys. On YouTube they had a story about using the Sheridan's in Vietnam, I'm sorry to say it did not work out well, Gen. Abrams was behind the idea of using them. I would like to help you pay for the Dragoon base, just a question is there a tax write off like there is for donating money to the Memorial. - Chief

Comment by Harry Warner on August 13, 2019 at 3:35pm

Dave, I know I'm in the minority not being on any social media sites.  Just not my thing.  I was just speaking for myself.  The algorithms developed by the founders of Facebook were admittedly meant to be habit forming.  “Google” it.  Google knows all!

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 13, 2019 at 3:19pm

Well Harry, it's an easy way to keep in touch with friends and relatives, and I do a lot of cramming 2d Cav history down people's throats. Couple of us also have a page dedicated to raising money for the 2d Dragoon memorial going into Patton Park sometime in the spring of 2021.

On the page I post information about soldiers from 1836 to present who died while serving as a 2d Dragoon. Can't do any of that while I'm kicked off of FB.

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 13, 2019 at 3:12pm

We do have a group here on Dragoon Base where you can talk all the politics, religion, and whatnot to your hearts content. Just not on the Old Timer's page. Thanks.

Politics, Religion, Fist Fights, and Other Tom Foolery

Even got a special group for mechanics, Chief, 'cause you guys were so special to us.

Dragoon Mechanics

Comment by harold goldstein on August 13, 2019 at 2:45pm

Hey Chief,

Harold Goldstein here,

I was told and promised no politics on this site, whether you believe in background checks or not.  Please, no politics

Comment by Harry Warner on August 13, 2019 at 2:14pm

 Dave, entirely too much drama for me. I'll stay tucked away in my cocoon. Dragoon Base is my only venture into social media.  I don't know what I don't know and I’ve made it this far.  

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on August 13, 2019 at 2:02pm

Hi Dave - and now you know how lawful gun owners feel. The rifle used in the El Paso Texas shooting, did not drive itself from Dallas. But with FB as well as our news, and gun control it's all about people control..With guns, we are citizens. Without them, we are subjects

 Sorry about bringing this issue to our form - think about this, at one time I commanded a vehicle that had a 105mm main gun, 1- heavy and 1- light machine gun. 4 - 45 caliber pistols and 2- 45 caliber submachine guns. - and now they tell me, I cannot be trusted with a 5.56 caliber rifle. - Chief

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 13, 2019 at 1:05pm

Been kicked off of there 4 times now for that same photo, Harry. First time was for over a month. Been about two weeks so far on this last one.

I guess our 2d Cavalry Association president Bryan Denny has had his account hacked so many times that posting any pictures of him is instant death on FB. I wrote a nasty letter to them and told them, and I quote, "More double-talk and avoiding the obvious. You guys screwed up yet I'm being punished. I have read your terms of service, community standards, and all your responses. I have violated nothing and yet I continue to be punished. I continue to receive FB notices saying, and I quote, "Your post is now back on Facebook. We're sorry we got it wrong." Yet I continue to be punished without reason. This is unacceptable. If FB were a country, it would surely be North Korea where my father fought in 1950-51 to keep America free so you could play demi-god today. You're welcome!!!"

Comment by Harry Warner on August 13, 2019 at 12:17pm

Yo, Dave.  Can you 'splain sumthin to us non FB users?  How do you manage to get kicked off for posting an innocent looking photo when the Ruskies don't seem to have any trouble posting propaganda? 

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 11, 2019 at 11:11am

Came close, Shannon. Sat last night with a couple good friends on their patio playing poker in the rain under a big umbrella. Won $10 too!


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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.


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