Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



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

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

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Comment by Dave Gettman on November 28, 2019 at 11:01am

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Been up cooking pies since 0430.

Comment by Harry Warner on November 28, 2019 at 10:54am

From South Jersey, I join Shannon in wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving.  

Comment by Shannon Ryan on November 28, 2019 at 9:40am

Well wishes to one and all from South West Tennessee on this Thanksgiving morning .Eat well and stay well Brothers . Toujours Pret.

Comment by gene gunia on November 25, 2019 at 11:27am

wishing all the group a very safe and happy thanksgiving.

Comment by gene gunia on November 25, 2019 at 11:24am

Harold,great job.i don't know how you had enough time to take all those pictures because it took me a long time to just look at every single one. thanks for posting

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 25, 2019 at 11:14am

Happy Thanksgiving, Sig. Glad to hear you will be surrounded by plenty family.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on November 25, 2019 at 11:10am

Good Monday morning to all the Oldtimers, I want to take a moment to say " HAPPY THANKSGIVING " to all of you and hope y'all get to celebrate with family. My daughter and son in law here in our park are hosting family that day and 3 of my 4 daughter will be there, one traveling from Florida with my grandson who is 16 and 6' 5". Looking forward to it and wishing you all blessings and thanks for your part in serving our country. Supposed to be a rainy one here from Wed. to Sat. Stay safe !

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 25, 2019 at 11:06am

Yup, ambidextrous, Harry. Cost me an extra $25 to have that bolt set-up left handed. But you use both hands on a 4500psi bicycle pump to pump up the rifle so it is a full body workout pulling the pump handle up and pushing it down about 300 times.

Comment by harold goldstein on November 24, 2019 at 2:08pm

hey guys,


You can see the stills of my honor flight.

I hope you can appreciate the emotional value this has

Toujours Pret

Comment by Harry Warner on November 22, 2019 at 6:50pm

Dave, I hope you’re ambidextrous. Otherwise you’re gonna be lopsided.  


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Colonels of the Regiment

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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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