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

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Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

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Comment by Harry Warner on July 1, 2009 at 8:21am
Make that '62 or '63. See, another senior moment.
Comment by Harry Warner on July 1, 2009 at 8:19am
Michael, you were lucky to have tv. Christmas eve '63 or '64 I was in the Amberg dispensary with a couple other medics feeling very homesick and lonely. So we made up a witches brew of grain alcohol some orange flavoring and put on Radio Luxombourg, which was one of not very many english speaking stations at that time. I still get goose bumps when I hear Telstar by the Ventures. It seems that was all they played. Thinking back, I hope we weren't on duty then.
Comment by Mike Kultgen on June 30, 2009 at 10:21pm
I can remember when AF TV came to the Rock. Myself and the three other guys in our room all chipped in and bought a little Sony (I think it was). There was a run on tv's at the px for a while. They broadcast every day for only a few hours. I can't recall what the programming was though.
Comment by Harry Warner on June 30, 2009 at 9:07pm
And I'm sure it didn't matter as long as it got you where you wanted to go.
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on June 30, 2009 at 8:18pm
Harry,I remember when I was in Germany In1970 a Redeye buddy of mine had a little Volkswagen.No defrosters and no reverse!!But it got us to Ocktoberfest in Munich.
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 30, 2009 at 7:20pm

Hi Wayne, I was at a car show last week here in California and some guy had a Renault, I think it was a60's model, 4 doors itty bitty thing had the smallest 4 cylinder engine ive ever seen other than the 2 cylinder motor I had in my 72 Honda it was actually a 2 cylinder motorcycle engine that they stuffed in this little bitty Honda. The shifter ( stick shift ) was up on the dash. I'm small so I had no trouble fitting in it, can't imagine a large or tall person in one. It drove like a go-kart, I called it my pregnant roller skate. When I would go to the car shows in it and guys would ask what it had in it for an engine, I would tell them a blown Maytag or Singer.
Comment by Harry Warner on June 30, 2009 at 5:24pm
Jesse, consider yourself grandfathered in, and welcome.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on June 30, 2009 at 5:00pm
Harry, I started with a Ford Stick shift my self, till I got broad sided that ended that. When I went to Germany I had a two door Renualt, smallest car I ever owned. Too small to even to make love in. How bout that. I ended up that tour with a BSA, devil in the winter on those cobble stone roads.
Comment by Jesse Kelley on June 30, 2009 at 4:30pm
Thank you for the invite Harry, you do realize I am about 10 years behind you. But the way my CRS is, I think I qualify.
Comment by Harry Warner on June 30, 2009 at 4:11pm
Oh, those senior moments. I forgot what I was going to say.

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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.


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