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Troop Ships 45 Replies

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

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

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Comment by Mike Kultgen on December 8, 2009 at 9:15pm
Breaking starch! What did they use to press fatigue pants with? My guess is a pavement roller. Breaking starch was a monday morning ritual for me just like going down to the supply room, standing in line to turn in your sheets and pillowcase for a fresh set.
Comment by Dave Gettman on December 7, 2009 at 9:45am
It's a winged horseshoe with a "V" in the middle for veterinarian. It is supposed to be from WW I. I have one of our former museum curators looking into it.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 6, 2009 at 4:11pm
Hello Dave, what are the wings symbol for? We never had any planes in the 2nd at that time, I don't beleive. looking at the pin looks like it was added later.
Comment by Dave Gettman on December 6, 2009 at 3:49pm
.....or Any Repair!
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on December 6, 2009 at 2:37pm
When I was at Amberg 69-71,FUBAR was the saying for
F---ked Up Beyond All Recognition!!!!
Comment by James F. Burgos on December 6, 2009 at 9:47am
BOHICA, FUBAR ( dates from WW II ) , FILIAHO and WETSU ( we eat this sxxx up ).. ahhhh, the expressions of happy troopers everywhere. I noticed that is was usually when it was Raining, Snowing, or below Freezing ! Walking post at the Ammo dump on nights when it was in the 20's was REALLY FUBAR.
Comment by Dave Gettman on December 5, 2009 at 8:40pm
I'm sure nobody alive today has ever seen one of these worn. Picked it up the other day. Supposed to be a WW I 2d Cavalry veterinarian.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 5, 2009 at 6:29pm
I was brown shoe and black Army, but never seen those patches, there was a german store outside Graf that had a lot of cheap junk that was madeup for some of our guys that thought of trying to add to the uniforms. looking at those, they probally were bought there.
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on December 5, 2009 at 3:54pm
Then came BOHICA-Bend Over Here It Comes Again!
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on December 5, 2009 at 3:45pm
Anyone remember FUBAR from the 70's?This was the saying back then.Almost 40 years ago!Had a great time getting to this condition.

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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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