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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

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Comment by Dave Gettman on June 10, 2010 at 11:29am
The VA just added more Agent Orange related diseases to the allowed list. You should have your brother check it out again, and get the VFW or DAV to act as his agent against the VA. He'll get a lot farther with them acting as his representative. I was getting nowhere with the VA until I got the American Legion to file my claim. Got it right away!
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 10, 2010 at 11:25am
50th Colonel Carlton Preer, Jr., and 51st Colonel Frank Clay. Sergeant Major was Clifford Wasson.
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 10, 2010 at 11:18am
I've got a list of RCO's and RCSM's on the 2d Cavalry Association History site. Go here http://history.dragoons.org/ and look in the menu on the right.
Comment by James F. Burgos on June 10, 2010 at 8:36am
Steve-0, sounds familiar. While I served in Amberg, my brother was stationed at Camp Eagle, Phu Bai, RVN. That was right on the DMZ with North Vietnam and they were hit all of the time. To keep a 500 meter " kill zone " Agent Orange was sprayed every month for his 15 month extended tour. Now, at 65, he totally disabled with Parkinsons and won't be around much longer. The VA ?? " not service related ".
Comment by Chuck Cantwell on June 9, 2010 at 6:46pm
VA here is a teaching Hospital for UCSD Medical Center...saved me from cancer, Dr Cosman is a professor of surgery....doesn't get better!
Is there a list of the Commanders of The Regt and the Regt.Sgt/Maj's? I'm trying to get the memory banks working. Col. Picket was my 1st commander and Col. Prear (sp?) but there was one more and I can't remember the Sgt/Maj who I saw everyday! Geez! They're looking for you Cantwell...Who Top? The barbers!
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on June 8, 2010 at 7:09pm
VA- Deny,Deny,Until they DIE.
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 8, 2010 at 3:51pm
For the National Parks Access Pass you only have to be 30%.

Took me 27 years to get my 100%. Still trying to get Social Security Disability, but they tell me I'm not eligible because it was more than ten years from the last time I worked until I "became disabled". They are basing the start of my disability as 2002, when the VA awarded my rating, not 1974 when the incident occurred.

Got my state representative going after the Army for me, trying to get me a Soldier's Medal based on my disability rating. The rating was awarded for an incident the Army denies ever happened, yet I still got the rating.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on June 8, 2010 at 3:40pm
This has raised my curiosity about the Beneifits that we are eligible for, I just looked up on the net and there is a lot of benefits listed but only for a few. They are varible as to whom can receive the benefits. Age also changes what you are eligible as far as tax releif. At my age wonder if I can go to school, there is a couple of classes I would like to take. I'll have to look in to this.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on June 8, 2010 at 3:12pm
I checked in a little here in Texas, they do have a couple of benefits, but only for 100 % disability. I was looking into Tags but was not eligible. The tags went up 10 here this year. I just received my receipt for thiis years tag on my handicap van and it was up.
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on June 8, 2010 at 2:51pm
I checked into my benefits about 5 years ago and was denied. It seems that they " Have records indicating that I had dislocated my Patella,however there are no records indicating torn Ligaments." You dislocate your kneecap BY tearing ligaments. I was treated in 1 Civilian Hospital and 6 Military Hospitals-most of the time I was told to wrap my knee,and prescribed Parafon Forte- a muscle relaxant.

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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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