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That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

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Comment by harold goldstein on November 6, 2019 at 10:55am

I am posting a few pictures from our trip

Comment by harold goldstein on November 6, 2019 at 10:53am

Dave, you gave me that beautiful hat and told me to wear it proudly.

I wore it for the Honor Flight very proudly.  I was escorted with the most kind and caring Guardian who watched over me making sure I was safe at all times.

We went from PBI to DC and there was thousands of people greeting us and shaking our hands to a point where I got too emotional.

Our first stop was Arlington to the Tomb of the UNKNOWN SOLDIER.  During the placing of the wreath, she snapped a photo of me Saluting.

Comment by harold goldstein on October 31, 2019 at 8:43am

Tom C, Our prayers for you and a smooth surgery.

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 31, 2019 at 8:35am

Good luck with your upcoming surgery, Tom. Hopefully it will give you many years of reliable service.

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on October 31, 2019 at 8:02am

I don't post often but come in to read what is going on,, sorry bout all dem fires.. on the Nineteenth the V.A. is removing my pace maker and installing a  new mother board combination pacer defibrillator..  what can ya doo ,,,,, you keep your feet moving forward is all I can say... always ready

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 30, 2019 at 7:29pm

Harold, we are fine here in the lower (elev.) desert  no fires close by !

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 30, 2019 at 4:42pm

Quite the radar setup on that BF-110.

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on October 30, 2019 at 3:15pm

if you can operate this item, then we know you're a Veteran . Dragoon for life - Chief

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on October 30, 2019 at 3:04pm

Have a good trip Harold and take pictures to share. Dave when I first looked at the pictures, I thought they were from Korea, as we know from the TV program Mash, that's when they really came into use. but here's a little note in WWII the German Navy was first to use them, they were using them to rescue down pilots. delivering supplies, lay mines, even had a gunship version. They tried to use one to rescue the dictator Mussolini from the mountain top but it broke down, so that's when they use the fixed wing aircraft to rescue him. see attached pictures of two versions Flettner Fl-265 and FI-282.-also a photo BF-110 B4 night fighter, the same type of plane your father found, this one is sitting in a airplane hangar in England, quite a story behind it. Dragoon for life - Chief

Comment by harold goldstein on October 29, 2019 at 4:04pm

Hey Sig,

How are you doin with all those fires?

Hope you and your family are safe.

Keep in touch


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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



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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