Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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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 Jesse Kelley on December 26, 2009 at 1:01am
Comment by Harry Warner on December 25, 2009 at 11:47am
I'm wishing all my oldtimer friends and all the other groups here a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And wishes for all those in our armed forces, that they may soon be back home, where they belong.
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on December 22, 2009 at 9:15pm
To all Dragoons,a little note--FROHLICH WEIHNACHTEN!!!!!!!!!!! And

GLUCKLICHES NEUJAHR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by James F. Burgos on December 22, 2009 at 10:00am
Hi Dragoons, just a note to wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and Happy New Year to you and yours. Toujours Pret
Comment by Dave Gettman on December 16, 2009 at 9:42pm
I contacted the owner of that site a few years back. The black and white picture in the background of the front page is my dad. He is the short bald-headed guy on the right holding the child.

I tried to find out where he got the photo from and he wrote me back a rather rude e-mail, pretty much telling me I was full of crap because it couldn't be a GI. He has further refused to answer any of my e-mails. I know my dad and that is him!
Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 16, 2009 at 7:35pm
I was just on the main page looking at the photos, I noticed a 37th Infantry Division person with the patch, If you are in our group please contact me, I was 37th also. Thank you
Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 16, 2009 at 7:08pm
Hello steve, the address for your dad, is not a good adress. AOL kicked it back, said unknown address. I tried to drop him a line.
Comment by Harry Warner on December 16, 2009 at 6:23pm
When I first got the idea for this group it was with the thought it would bring some veterans together to reminisce about the old days. It has gone beyond anything I hoped for. It is a pleasure to sit here on the sidelines and see so many share their memories, and have others try to fill in the gaps.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 16, 2009 at 5:52pm
Thanks JW, the information is available at the USAREUR site for all units that were from 1945 - 1989. I am not for sure if the currator is still receiving information yet. He has done a fantastic job on that site.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 16, 2009 at 5:46pm
Bruce and Steve, I found some information, you might like to see. There was 3 Cav unit on the border in 1960 the 14th in the Fulda north area,2nd Cav in the center and the 11 Cav in the South Roetz & Regen. 11th share zone with French Troops. The comment before this, I tryed to copy it, but it is awful small. If you have good eyes itis readable.

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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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