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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 Joseph Auger yesterday

Shannon,I have a 2000 mercedes & a 06 Toyota sienna.Both together,cost me $250 a year to insure 300,000/100,0000 liability.registration is about $150 each.Gas here is currently 2.19 gal.I'm sure you"ll do better in TN no matter what.Granted moving isn't fun.they've been trying to turn NH into MA for years now & unfortunately are slowly succeeding.People leave there to get away from it all & then bring it with them.

Comment by Harry Warner yesterday

Shannon, I sent Frank (the wandering Scotsman) “buttery caramel” coffee.  A fine and discerning gentleman he is.  He raved about it.  I still make it every morning.  When you get settled, give me your address.  

Comment by Shannon Ryan yesterday

That cartoon nails it Harry soon it will be only the rich and the poor in this state. I cant hardly for that first cup o' joe next Friday morning to see how it taste.

Comment by Harry Warner yesterday

Comment by Shannon Ryan yesterday

Good morning Joseph thanks for the well wishes on the move. One week from today is my last day working in the trades, we bought the house in Tennessee and I should be heading out that way the first week in March with the first load. I am far from the richest guy around but I can relate to him wanting to leave a place that is always trying to squeeze more money out of you and Kalifornia is one of those place's. Here is one example my wife Linda bought herself a brand new Ford truck last year and this state wants $910.00 a year to register it my 2000 ford is still $350.00 a year, our new governor wants to overturn proposition 13 so they can raise our property taxes and they want to put a tax on our water and limit use to 50 gallons a day. It just never ends out here, Government intrusion is out of control here on the left coast.  I am five generations from California but it is not the same place I grew up in some of my friends ask me why I am leaving California and I tell them California left me a long time ago. It will be very difficult to stay out here on a fixed income,  California is one of the states that tax all retirement income. This place is a lost cause the only thing I will miss is the weather and a few friends. Stay well and hope to see you at the reunion.

Comment by Dave Gettman on Wednesday

Nailed it, Harry!

Comment by Harry Warner on Wednesday

Comment by Dave Gettman on Wednesday

Harold, got your DVD today but haven't had a chance to look at it yet. I'll try to get to it tonight or tomorrow.

Thank you kindly!

Comment by Dave Gettman on Wednesday

Looks like things are back to normal. Filed a complaint with NING and they had it fixed within the hour.

Comment by Joseph Auger on Tuesday
I'm sure it will be worth it in the end.

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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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