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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Since you asked... 4 Replies

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by Jeff Jarriel Aug 18, 2019.

That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

Started by Jeff Jarriel Aug 17, 2019.

Another Border Story. Almost accidental WWIII... 1 Reply

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by MARK PILLOW Aug 16, 2019.

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Comment by harold goldstein on Saturday

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on Friday

There's a good chance we could lose Dragon Base, Dave Gettman is working on it. But for now I would recommend signing in and go to All Photos site on Dragon base. There are (14.456) photos from the 1940s through the present. It took me hours to review and download some awesome 2nd Cav. historical pictures. Also you can recover the photos you have posted -  Dave what was the date C-15 blew up? and your baby pic? Dragoon for life - Chief

Comment by Harry Warner on Wednesday

I have a sense you’d be a good neighbor even if there was no hootch involved. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on Wednesday

Did a walk around and didn't see any damage. Few mailboxes blown open including mine.

Neighbor to the south is in Arizona for the winter so I closed his mailbox and trash bin which had blown open, and picked up all the tree limbs in his driveway, yard and carport. Gotta take care of him because he gives me a half-gallon of whiskey to keep an eye on his place whenever he goes somewhere. He's well into his 80's and drags a big 5th-wheel down south every winter. His wife passed two years ago from cancer so he is going solo now. Been my neighbor for 60 years now.

Neighbor behind me is building a two-story shed and just had the roof tar papered without shingles on it yet. Paper got pretty shredded. Other than that, all is good that I can see.

Comment by Harry Warner on Wednesday

I don't mind rain or snow, but wind really scares me.  I guess because you can't see it, just the damage it causes.  Fortunately we have no exposed wiring in our neighborhood. Everything is underground. Buy every once in awhile lightning hits a transformer out on the main road and the power goes out. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on Wednesday

Not much sleep last night. Woke up about midnight to the sound of howling wind. Waiting for daylight to look for damage. 300,000 people in the Puget Sound area without power but thankfully we aren't among them. Got about an inch of rain overnight too, but it has quit for now. Lots more coming for the rest of the week.

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 12, 2021 at 12:14pm

Didn't see him, Harold. Sorry to hear about your sister and B-I-L. Hope they heal quickly with no long lasting effects.

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 12, 2021 at 12:12pm

Wish I could Sig. Yesterday was a real soaker, but today is even worse. Supposed to get 1" to 4" depending on where you are, and a few feet of snow in the mountains. The webs between my toes are starting to show again!

Comment by harold goldstein on January 11, 2021 at 9:56am

Did anyone see that bearded guy interviewed on ABC NEWS last night.  He was wearing his Cavalry Stetson with 2 over the cross swords.  "I don't believe in the covid 19" end of interview..  Meanwhile my sister and brother in law both got it.  he in the hospital for 45 days.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 10, 2021 at 12:28pm

Good morning Dave could you possibly send some of that wet weather down our way, we could surely use it, so far this year we have only had 2 rain events, so it's been a dry winter for us ! Temps this AM 33deg going up to the low 70's!


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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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