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

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Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on Saturday

Good afternoon Troopers ... ..

While Cathy and I were up in MA, we had over 20+ Family members in Tampa and the surrounding area.not to mention many friends. We have heard from about 98% of them and ALL are well. A few had some minor damage, downed tree limbs and assorted debris, loss of power. Most now have Power and A/C again. From what I have managed to read, South FL and the Keys were hit pretty hard. Praying for all down that way.

Fall is beginning to make itself known here and we have had the small electric heater in use , several time already. We will be here in MA, until October 15 and begin the Southward journey on the morning of the 16th. The 18th, we are scheduled into Stone Mountain Park Campground for 5 nights and the Highland Games there. Then we head to Tampa with an overnight stay somewhere between Atlanta and Tampa.

Hope this note finds all doing well and reasonably healthy.

Enjoy the day and take care.

Toujours Pret.

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on Saturday


A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope the day was good to you.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on Saturday

Thomas do you mean Lisinopril ? or are there two different types I have been taking Lisinopril for several years now I am 58 and have not experienced those effects yet but it can not be good taking any thing for long periods of time I would think. They also have me on Amlodipine I want to get off both of them. I have been reading about a beet juice drink that is suppose to lower blood pressure have you heard of it?

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on Saturday

Changing the subject.    I am on lisipronil for blod pressure and have been for 10+ years.. and now in the last six months arthritis in lower back and hands has flared immensly.... any one else have lisinopril comments.

Thanks Tom

Comment by Shannon Ryan on Saturday

Belated birthday wishes Harry, I have been up in Truckee and Tahoe city all week and working long hours. And have not been online, I have a couple more weeks up there, winter is coming fast up in the Sierras I have been working about 250 yards from Lake Tahoe the elevation at lake level is about 6,250' above sea level the mornings are getting cooler as fall is coming. Stay well.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on Saturday

Harold glad you and Joan are doing better stay well.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on Saturday

Harold, glad you are safe and sound, getting up in years is not for sissies, the older we get, the more aches and pains. Hope the missus is doing better. Our kids on Merrtitt Island  were ok with some minor damage to their property, they live on the Indian River !

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on Saturday
Harry, sorry I missed your Birthday Party. I will make the next one.
Comment by Harry Warner on Friday
I thank you all for the belated b'day wishes but with everything else going on, i.e. Texas, Florida etc, etc, etc, I was pretty much focused elsewhere too.
Harold, I hope all your news is "good-news" from here on.
Comment by harold goldstein on September 15, 2017 at 9:38am

Happy birthday harry.  

I have had a hell of a last five or close to 6 weeks.  My wife Joan had to be rushed to the hospital.  She had blocked arteries leading to the Colin and thought that they would have to operate and remove a large portion.  That would have put a bag on her side.  We called in our own gastro guy  and went into tests.  No operation and fed only by tubes for 8 days.  believe it or not, I sleept in a chair for the first 4 days. after a few days of recuperating, before seeing the doc we started preparing for the Hurricane which was aimed right for my apartment.  The doc cancelled the appointment and ran to GA.

We went to a friends house where about 4 tornadoes touched down, hitting a cell site.  All homes were good.

Going to take an MRA today to loo k at the arteries and see if any are still blocked.  She does not have any more pain.

Thank you all for thinking of us in South FL


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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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