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Troop Ships 45 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Arthur D. Lovelace Sep 9, 2018.

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 August 21, 2009 at 10:20am
Oh the things we did when we were young and foolish.
Comment by Harry Warner on August 21, 2009 at 10:19am
It also would have helped if you had remembered to close the lighter before putting it back in your pocket.
Comment by James F. Burgos on August 21, 2009 at 9:26am
Dave, you were supposed to put the lighter into your pocket RIGHT SIDE UP. The seals helped keep it in place. ( hopefully ) As for the Coin thing, I don't remember that but I do remember the Brattwurst stand right across the street from the Bahnhoff, where the bridge crossed the moat. One D. Mark, one meal. Weren't those the days? How about dinner at the Weinstubbe ? Schnitzel mit Pomm Salad? Currywurst? Hossenpfeffer? Damn my cholesterol, I want some !
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 20, 2009 at 10:36pm
Hard to keep Jesse under control sometimes. Proud to call him brother!
Comment by Harry Warner on August 20, 2009 at 10:05pm
As a favor to me, Jesse Kelly worked and reworked some more, an e-mail that I sent him and asked if he could make a video of. I suggested a song to add to it and he took care of the rest. I think it turned out pretty good and you might want to take a look at his page. Many thanks, Jesse.
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on August 20, 2009 at 9:06pm
Anyone remember when you left Amberg to come home.One of your buddies would put a pfennig or a mark on the train tracks at the bahnhof and when the train moved a little he would get it and give it to you for good luck!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 20, 2009 at 12:49pm
You bet I remember! Had many a crotch burn from leaking Ronson's lighter fluid.

Sorry Harry, I can't even get 'em to deliver to my house.
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 20, 2009 at 12:48pm
I started a bier review awhile back, but it never got off the ground. I bumped the thread back up for you guys on the front page of Dragoon Base. I'll try to add to it from time to time, daunting task as it is. Nothing I wouldn't do for my brothers in arms!
Comment by James F. Burgos on August 20, 2009 at 10:48am
Dave. Why, oh why, did you have to show us the " Flippies ". When I came back to the world I couldn't drink American beer for years. Or was it decades? YUK. I hardly ever touch the stuff anymore but when I do, it is Corona or I will splurge and buy a German import. Does anyone recall an old behavior from the Army. Every six months in USAREUR you would take one rubber seal from a flippie and place it on your lighter. You could tell how long you had been there by the number of seals on your Zippo or Ronson. Anyone remember that?
Comment by Harry Warner on August 20, 2009 at 10:32am
To New Jersey.....

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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



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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