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

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Comment by Dave Gettman on December 31, 2010 at 9:37am
"Squeak squeak!"
Comment by Greg Rad Radosin on December 31, 2010 at 7:27am
To all you BORDER RATS........Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR !
Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 30, 2010 at 2:31pm
Sigmund, you know it has been 16 years since I have had a beer,  I don't think I have had over 10 mixed drinks in the last two years.  I have a bottle of plum brandy in my refrigerator for 16 years, I had given it to a fellow brother and he passed away, his daughter found it in his desk and returned it to me.  I guess I will hang onto it for a real special event, to open it.....
Comment by Dave Gettman on December 30, 2010 at 2:28pm

Too late Sigmund, I already started.

I've been transcribing the Regiment's WW II After Action Reports and every time I come upon a KIA, DOW, or MIA listing, I drink to the trooper from a 2d Cavalry glass.

I just made it through Sept 1944, which included the battle of Luneville and several other deadly skirmishes. Of the 80 battle casualties for the month, 12 were KIA, 2 DOW, and 6 MIA. I've got a pretty good buzz going already. Thankfully I started with beer and not whiskey!

Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 30, 2010 at 2:21pm
Hello Harry, How is the weather there in your neck of the woods, any heavy snow in your area? Hope you all had a good christmas.  Almost New Years, the time sure has flown here this year.  Well another year gone bye, Everyone have a HAPPY NEW YEAR...............
Comment by Andrew T. Hirsch on December 30, 2010 at 2:17pm

I know this is not spelled write, but I wish I had a crock of Stinehager & Lemonadie

to celabrat the new year. 


       HAPY NEWYEAR all you old timers!

Comment by Harry Warner on December 30, 2010 at 2:03pm

Must have been one of those senior moments.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on December 30, 2010 at 1:54pm
To all you OLD TIMERS: may you have a safe and prosperous new year. I was going to say sober also, then I remembered where I was at!
Comment by Greg Rad Radosin on December 25, 2010 at 12:55pm
Merry Christmas everyone
Comment by Chuck Cantwell on December 25, 2010 at 3:02am

As I recall in Nuremberg most cabs were Mercedes, except one guy who had a '63 Chevy Impala 4 door...black of course. It was said he was the son of the owner of the cab co.with what gas cost it makes sense.

I had many, many very nice things done for me by my German friends and gasthaus owners, Christmas and birthdays, etc.I really liked it there, but it's too cold and the Sun and sand were calling me home to SoCal.

Merry Christmas from Old Mission Beach, to all a good night and great tomorrow


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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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