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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Comment by harold goldstein on July 3, 2018 at 8:09am

I went to NY this past week.  Naturally I wore my 2nd ACR hat.  Two people stopped me, one in a restaurant - 2nd Cav in Ft Polk sometime in the 80's

The other stopped who was in Germany with the 11th Cav.


Dave, the president of our Veterans group is 1st Cav Korea

Comment by harold goldstein on July 2, 2018 at 3:57pm

Happy TOUJOURS PRET  July 4th to all.  Stay out of trouble.

Dave, my sympathies,  that is a lot of hurt to take.

For Veteran's day, because of your info, all they are going to do is say "Those that were in the Korean War, please stand".

If anyone want to stand because they were in during those years they will be lying to themselves.

I am ready with the Veteran's Day DVD.   Just waiting for more veteran's pictures.

It's very enjoyable working on the Veteran's committee and I believe I finally got respect for the Cold War Veterans.

Comment by ErnieKeel on July 2, 2018 at 3:29pm

Hot as a fire cracker in NJ!  Happy Independence Day to All.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on July 2, 2018 at 2:03pm

Want to wish everyone a Very Happy and Safe 4th of July Holiday / Celebration!


Comment by Dave Gettman on June 27, 2018 at 11:10am


Comment by Harry Warner on June 27, 2018 at 9:43am

We're dinosaurs Dave.  Out with the old, in with the new.  They call it progress.  We call it bullshit. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 27, 2018 at 8:32am

Well...as far as I know, the museum is in danger of closing for lack of government funding/backing. Just like with our Regimental Band and black berets.....if the powers that be say we can't have them, then they go away.

If it is closed, everything in the museum will probably be distributed throughout the Army museum system, including everything I've donated over the years. I'm pretty upset. First my websites, and now my museum. I'm beyond upset, I'm pissed!!!

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 27, 2018 at 8:26am

A father buys a lie detector robot that slaps people when they lie.

He decides to test it out at dinner one night. The father asks his sBon what he did that afternoon.

The son says, "I did some schoolwork."

The robot slaps the son.

The son says, "Ok, Ok. I was at a friend's house watching movies."

Dad asks, "What movie did you watch?"

Son says, "Toy Story."

The robot slaps the son again.

Son says, "Ok, Ok, we were watching Stormy Daniels movies."

Dad says," What? At your age I didn't even know what dirty movies were."

The robot slaps the father!

Mom laughs and says, "Well, he certainly is your son."

The robot slaps the mother.


Robot for sale!

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 26, 2018 at 9:10pm

Just got a call from Ronny! He's alive and well, but his computer didn't fair so good when it hit the junk heap.

He has a new computer but he's waiting on service to get hooked up.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on June 25, 2018 at 2:24pm

Good afternoon Troopers ... ..

Heat and Humidity beginning to ramp up down here now.  Miss being in New England this time of year.

NICE CATCH on the Journal, Dave!!  HOOAH!!!  Keep us advised of what is happening with the Museum.

My brother, Steve, that lives in TX came out to visit us, June 12-16. Managed to hit a couple of places to shoot photos.

Hope everyone is doing well. See that there's still no word on Wayne D.

Looks like we'll be spending the Summer in the FL - GA area this year.


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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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