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Troop Ships 45 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Arthur D. Lovelace Sep 9.

Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1, 2017.

Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Shannon Ryan Sep 29, 2015.

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Comment by Harry Warner on January 29, 2018 at 11:00am

'anks, Dave. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 29, 2018 at 10:58am

'at 'ere's a gud'n, Harry!

Comment by Harry Warner on January 29, 2018 at 10:53am

I think Butch is trying to get me in “dutch”.

I bought a new Dodge 3500 Ram Tri-Flex Fuel Truck.
It'll run on either hydrogen, gasoline, or E85.

Had to go back to the dealer yesterday because I couldn't get the radio to work.
The service technician explained that the radio was voice-activated.

‘Nelson', the technician said to the radio.

The radio replied, 'Ricky or Willie?'

'Willie!' he continued, and 'On The Road Again’ came from the speakers.

Then he said, 'Ray Charles!', and in an instant 'Georgia On My Mind'
replaced Willie Nelson.

I drove away happy, and for the next few days, every time I'd say,
‘Beethoven', I'd get beautiful classical music, and if I said, ‘Beatles',
I'd get one of their awesome songs.

Well, yesterday, some old lady ran a red light and nearly smashed
into my new truck, but luckily I swerved in time to avoid her.

I yelled, 'You Crazy Bitch!'

Immediately the radio responded with, “Ladies and gentlemen,
The Democratic Leader and speaker of the House ....
Nancy Pelosi!”

Damn, I love this truck..

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on January 27, 2018 at 7:00am

Happy 40 sig family

Comment by harold goldstein on January 26, 2018 at 5:45pm

Ronny O We went to a Carol King Tribute show in Coral Springs FL yesterday and my wife called my kids to take the keys from the car away from me. She says I cannot drive at night anymore. PS, I am going for cataract surgury February 28

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on January 26, 2018 at 4:14pm

The way my spouse gripes about my driving, next time I'm in the market for a car will consider one of those cars with no steering wheel or brake pad. That way I can read the sports page.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on January 26, 2018 at 3:50pm

Harry, do not let your spouse read your last post or you will be doing the dishes for a year.

Wife and I went out last night to the Oak Ridge Boys show. They sold-out the ballroom. Those guys after all these years can still put on a nice show. A lot of wheelchairs and white hair in attendance. The thing I like about them I can understand the words, in many of the acts today I can't understand the words. Guess it's just my hearing.

Look next week for the new Colonel Sanders KFC ads. Questions will be ask.

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 26, 2018 at 3:25pm

Hey Harry, I just ran across the record of a young Troop H private from Newark, New Jersey.

He and another young private from Troop H born in Hesse, Germany, drowned together on June 8, 1885 in the Spokane River here in Washington Territory.

THOMSON, Albert; enlisted: March 19, 1883, New York, New York, by Capt. Price; born: Newark, New Jersey; age: 23 yrs; occupation: laborer; blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5’5½”; Troop H, 2d Cavalry; died June 8, 1885, Spokane River, Washington Territory, drowned; rank: private.

FISHER, George; enlisted: January 16, 1884, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieut. [Buntelle?]; born: Hesse, Germany; age: 21 yrs 3 mos; occupation; machinist; hazel eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’5¾”; Troop H, 2d Cavalry; died June 8, 1885, Spokane River, Washington Territory, drowned; rank: private.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on January 26, 2018 at 3:18pm

Sig, Happy 40th Anniversary to you and Becky. Hope you have a great day and will celebrate many more in the future.

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 26, 2018 at 1:29pm

Thanks Harold. I've got all those names and from the other side too, but the trouble is there were errors on that monument and also some names left off. Real nightmare trying to get it all sorted out.


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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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