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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

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Shannon Ryan Sep 29, 2015.

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Comment by Shannon Ryan on November 12, 2018 at 12:26pm

Great stuff Sig keep up the good work. Have a great Veterans day.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on November 12, 2018 at 11:59am

Good morning Troops, great day honoring veterans at our church here in Hemet, Ca. Calvary Chapel Hemet. The ladies in our church put together 13 "Quilts of Valor" that are given out to selected veterans. Last year I recie

eived one that hangs on the wall in my man cave. My wife and I take a 98 year old gentelman to chuch with us almost every Sunday. He is our friend and we call him dad, Ray Brown served in the Navy and Merchant Marine. Here is a picture of Ray with the quilt he received

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 11, 2018 at 1:02pm

Gene, that is awesome you guys have kept in contact all these years. Hope he is ok.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on November 11, 2018 at 12:13pm

Sig is fine, down in the NE of Riverside County, a flatlander !

Comment by gene gunia on November 11, 2018 at 11:20am

Harold,his name is sgt. randy durman.he was one of our di's in boot camp and also gyroed over with us and became one of our platoon sgts. in germany.he and another sgt from the west coast,george marshal,who was also one of our di"s and also gyroed over and was in charge of the gate guard while we were there.they both have attended several of our annual reunions here on the eastern coast and we to have attended two reunions hosted by them on the west coast.george has passed away and is buried in Arlington.

Comment by gene gunia on November 11, 2018 at 11:06am

Shannon,thanks for the tip with the red cross.i think I will wait for the dust to settle a bit first before I call. I know there has to be a lot of immediate familly and loved ones trying to make contact. and no I don't do face book.

Comment by harold goldstein on November 11, 2018 at 4:53am

Gene, 57-59 are the years Sig and I were in.  What is his name from c troop.

On TV the fire is very frightening.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on November 10, 2018 at 10:03pm

Gene a lot of the cell towers are down and what is left are flooded with calls check the red cross web site and see if he has checked in. Casualties are pretty low considering how fast the fire swept through the area I have only heard of 9 deaths but several people are still missing. If you do facebook there is a lot of info there and the Red cross.

Comment by gene gunia on November 10, 2018 at 9:20pm

Shannon,truly sorry to hear about your brothers misfortune.i just can't even imagine what they went through. one of our "c' troop members from 1957 to 1959  lives in paradise. I've called several times but the call doesn't go through.hoping they are okay.

Comment by Harry Warner on November 10, 2018 at 7:40pm

Shannon, ranting is protected by the Constitution.  No apology necessary.  


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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.


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