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Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



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Figured it was about time I changed the song of the day. RIP LEON REDBONE.

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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 Sigmund Fertig yesterday

So! a good Sunday afternoon from sunny, hot, Southern California. The last three days topped out at 111 and todays reading was 116, looking forward to some cooler days this next week so I can do some fishing. Been getting up early and getting out at 0630 to get my outside chores done before the heat gets up, usually by that hour it's around 70 deg and rising as the sun warms things up a wee bit. Was close to triple digits last night when I BBQ'd some steaks for dinner. But I did cheat a bit, moving the grill up under the car port where it was a wee bit cooler out of the setting sun. On the other hand, been enjoying the heat that keeps ripening my home grown tomato's, and getting enough to share with my kids and a few neighbors. Hasta La Vista, y'all !

Comment by George Crump (Chief) yesterday

To my old follow troopers, Chief Crump here I am looking for any pictures from the rock,does anybody remember the bunker that overlooked Bayreuth? If so did you get pictures of it? I understand at one time there was a camp across from the entrance gate for displaced personnel. I know for a fact our troop barracks were built over a airplane hangar, does anyone know the location for the German Air Force barracks. I got a chance to see the inside of the underground firing range, where the German Air Force would test fire their weapons.it was located under D Co. track Park. Ok just a few examples  - Take care - Dragoon for life Chief

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on Friday

Safe travels Shannon !

Comment by Dave Gettman on Friday

So Shannon, you building up any frequent traveler miles? Should have enough for a new Harley by the time you get done!

Comment by Shannon Ryan on Friday

Glad to hear you rode them quakes out Sig. Part of life in California. I am currently parked in a parking lot waiting for this storm to pass here in East Denver. should be in KCMO by tomorrow afternoon. Stay well all.

Comment by Dave Gettman on Wednesday

Thanks for the SITREP Sig. Glad to hear you rode it out OK.

We've got some pretty nasty fault lines up here too. I rode out a 6.8, the Nisqually quake of 2001, on top of a very steep roof we were getting ready to put 50 year shingles on. We had tons of shingles stacked on toe-boards and all we could do was scramble up on top of them and hang on for the ride. We were about 18 miles from the epicenter and got jolted pretty good. "Oh Well" was playing on the radio.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on Wednesday

On the road again with a load , somewhere in Nevada on the way to KCMO to visit the new grandbaby and pick up Linda and head on down to Tennessee from there. Hope to be there by Sunday. Stay well Brothers...

Comment by Dave Gettman on Wednesday

No wonder I kept gittin' it. I never got past private.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on July 9, 2019 at 7:33pm

Ok, for all you that don't do facebook, we are 175 miles south of Ridgecrest. Thursday morning was a long roller, after the down grade it was a 6.4 quake, pretty strong. Friday evening was another longer roller 7.1 and there was no damage here, just a couple of things on my bookcases knocked over. Just remember the news media always shows the worst. No lives lost due to the quakes but some major damage in the area, which is not highly populated or it would have been worse. I'll still take a few quakes over Tornado's & Hurricanes. All's well here in the Lower Desert of Southern California !

Comment by Harry Warner on July 9, 2019 at 6:53am

Two Army boys, Leroy & Jasper, from the hills of Kentucky, were promoted right from privates to Sergeants because of their great marksmanship with rifles.

Not long after, they're out for a walk and Leroy says, "Hey, Jasper, There's the NCO Club. Let's you and Me stop in." "But we's privates," protests Jasper. "We's sergeants now," says Leroy, pulling him inside. "Now, Jasper, I'm a gonna sit down and have me a drink." "But we's privates," says Jasper. "Are you blind, boy?" asks Leroy, pointing at his stripes. We's sergeants now, so hush your mouth!"

joke soldiers

So they have their drinks and pretty soon a hooker comes up to Leroy. "You're cute," she says, "and I'd like to date you, but I've got a bad case of gonorrhea." "Leroy pulls his friend to the side and whispers, "Jasper, go look in the dictionary and see what gonorrhea means. If it's okay, give me the okay sign."

So Jasper goes to look it up, comes back and gives Leroy the big okay sign. Three weeks later Leroy is laid up in the infirmary with a terrible case of gonorrhea.

"Jasper," he says, "why did you give me the okay sign?"

"Well Leroy, in the dictionary, it says gonorrhea affects only the privates." He points to his stripes. "But we's sergeants now!"


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Colonels of the Regiment

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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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