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Comment by Frank L Moseley on April 25, 2018 at 2:19pm

Found this on Ebay, not the same wording though

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2nd-Cavalry-Regiment-Never-Underestimate-A...

Comment by Frank L Moseley on April 25, 2018 at 2:09pm

Harold,

I think I have seen it offered on a T-Shirt or Hoodie, but I don't recall who offered it. Will have to go look and see if I can find it.

Comment by ErnieKeel on April 25, 2018 at 2:02pm

Harold where did you find that article?

Comment by harold goldstein on April 25, 2018 at 1:53pm
1958
(Source: STARS & STRIPES, Feb 17, 1958)
1st Group of 2d Cav Lands in Germany To Replace 3d Cav

BREMERHAVEN, G e r m a n y (Special) -- The first of two increments of the 2d Armd Cav Regt arrived at the Army Port of Embarkation here from Ft. Meade, Md., on a Gyroscope move to replace the 3d Armd Cav Regt on border patrol duty along the Iron Curtain.

The first increment included about 1,500 troops and their dependents, Port officials said. The second increment was scheduled to reach here Monday.

Col Gordon L. Barclay, VII Corps adjutant general, officially welcomed the 2d Armd Cav to Germany in dockside ceremonies. Accompanying Barclay on the reviewing stand here was Col Irving W. Brooks, port Co.

The arrival of the 2d Cav here completed a Gyroscope cycle which began when the unit left Germany for Ft. Meade in August 1955. The 3d Armd Cav Regt replaced the 2d then, officials pointed out, and now the 2d is replacing the 3d.
Comment by harold goldstein on April 25, 2018 at 1:46pm

Sig,  What that group  told me was if I served overseas I am eligible, so I looked it up.  The priority give is for those in the battlefield. Then if space is available we can go.  

I believe one is leaving FT Lauderdale in October  and there is one leaving from Tampa also

But they did promise us a memorial.  Where is it.

PRIORITY:  Top priority is given to America’s most senior heroes — World War II era veterans, and any veteran with a terminal illness who wishes to visit THEIR memorial.  The program will naturally transition to Korean War, Vietnam War and all other veterans who served, on a chronological basis.

ELIGIBILITY:  All men and women serving stateside or overseas.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on April 25, 2018 at 12:39pm

Dave, Harold, IT"S a sad thing that the COLD WAR VETS have been forgotten!

Comment by harold goldstein on April 25, 2018 at 11:29am

Frank, is that on a T Shirt?

I would love to get one

Comment by harold goldstein on April 25, 2018 at 6:05am

Honor Flight’s Mission

GOALHelping every single veteran in America, willing and able to board a plane or a bus, to visit THEIR memorials.

PRIORITY:  Top priority is given to America’s most senior heroes — World War II era veterans, and any veteran with a terminal illness who wishes to visit THEIR memorial.  The program will naturally transition to Korean War, Vietnam War and all other veterans who served, on a chronological basis.

ELIGIBILITY:  All men and women serving stateside or overseas.

PHILOSOPHY:  Since America felt it was important to build a memorial to the service and the ultimate sacrifice of her veterans, the Honor Flight Network believes it’s equally important that these Veterans actually get to visit and experience THEIR memorial.

Comment by harold goldstein on April 25, 2018 at 6:05am

from your neighborhood Dave

April 21-23, Saturday- Monday

  • GROUP: 55 veterans from Puget Sound HF SEA
  • ARRIVAL: BWI (DCA departure greeting only)
  • ACTIVITIES:
    • World War II Memorial: 4/22 9:30am-10:50am
    •  Korean Memorial: 4/22 11:00am-12:30pm
    • Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery: 4/23 11:00am
    • 2 Dillon buses
  • DEPARTURE: return to DCA 4/23 3:00pm for 6:55pm departure ASA 3
Comment by harold goldstein on April 25, 2018 at 5:50am

Good Morning all you troopers from this great 2nd ACR.

I was stopped by a group urging veterans to register for the Honor Freedom Flight.

They are finishing up with the Korean Vets this year and are starting on Vietnam Vets.

I told them I am a Cold War Vet and we are the troops that kept Western Europe safe from a Russian invasion.  And we did this from 1945 to 1991.  The longest standoff in history.

Dave you are the man that knows how to get the answers.  I was in Europe (with Sig) in 1957

Are we going to be considered?

 

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