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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 26, 2018 at 11:27am

Gene, my daughter lives in Newark and is flying out for our celebration, supposed to be a suprise but other daughter let it slip, it will be the first time in a few years that all the kids (5) will be together, lookout !

Comment by gene gunia on January 26, 2018 at 11:09am

dave.really sorry to hear about the accident but glad that no one was hurt.thats why they make bottled stuff! it helps to ease the pain of sorting everything out.

Comment by gene gunia on January 26, 2018 at 11:04am

sig, congrats to you and the mrs. on your 40th and many more.got some lifelong nj friends coning tomorrow for a few days.

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 26, 2018 at 10:47am

Thankfully this one stays away from the polls, although we do have similar positions on a lot of political issues.

Comment by Harry Warner on January 26, 2018 at 10:27am

Dave, glad nobody got hurt, but ya had to kinda figure when they gave womenfolk the right to drive unchaperoned, well you can see where I'm going with this.....

Now, can you just imagine where this country would be if they were allowed to vote? 

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 26, 2018 at 9:45am

Sorry, been kind of busy lately. The wife totaled her new car and I've been dealing with a lot of paperwork, renting cars, and shopping for a new car.

Four car pile up, nobody hurt that I know of. Looks like the wife might be charged. Not good!

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 26, 2018 at 9:42am

HOOAH!!! Happy 40th anniversary to Sig and Becky!

Comment by Harry Warner on January 26, 2018 at 8:37am

There's a song about putting a ring on the right left hand.  Congrats Sig & Becky.  

Comment by ErnieKeel on January 26, 2018 at 8:13am
Congrats Sig on 40yrs. We did ours on 30, think it finally put my wife at ease because when we got married in 1977 she put the ring on the wrong (right) hand. I would say sometimes to chide her : “well we are not really married because of that” can’t say that no more, lol
Comment by Shannon Ryan on January 25, 2018 at 11:00pm

Congratulations to Becky and you Sig on your 40 years together  have a wonderful day.


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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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