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Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



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Last one out the door, please put a quarter in the jukebox and play this song for me.

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

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

Troop Ships 43 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Robert Burns Wadley Dec 25, 2015.

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 Dave Gettman on Saturday

The author contacted me a few years ago looking for information, and I was all wound up in a bunch of other stuff and never got back to her. Forgot all about it until the book came out.

Comment by Harry Warner on Friday

Comment by Shannon Ryan on Friday

I will look into that Dave thanks.

Comment by Dave Gettman on Friday

It's actually a pretty tragic story, Shannon. If you get the chance, read THE PERFECT HORSE, by Elizabeth Letts. Best account yet on the Lipizzan rescue.

Comment by Dave Gettman on Friday

Roger that Wayne. I'll keep my eyes open.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on Friday

DAVE, that roster if he has one will be from my first tour in the 2A/C, still need to try and locate a copy from my second tour with the second. 62-64.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on Friday

I did not know that about the Lippizzaner's . Man that breed is lucky to have survived with all they went through.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on Friday

That is good stuff Wayne you have had a lot of experiences, done more than most folks could ever dream of doing. Keep it up and stay busy and get a recorder and record it would be easier than writing.

Comment by Dave Gettman on Friday

That's great, Wayne. I'm sure you enjoyed talking to him a lot. Hoping you finally get a copy of your roster, too.

Comment by Dave Gettman on Friday


A large herd of Lipizzaners were in Dresden the night it was fire bombed. They were being brought out of Poland for safety. Some were lost but not all.


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7th Colonel of the Regiment John P. Hatch

26 June 1881 - 9 January 1886



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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