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Comment by harold goldstein on August 7, 2017 at 11:48am

Good Morning Troopers,

Hope all is well for all.

See if you can enlarge this arcticle


Comment by Dave Gettman on August 3, 2017 at 6:07pm

My pleasure, Wayne.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 3, 2017 at 4:54pm

DAVE, I'll have to send off for a couple, sounds real good.  I was asked about pins from another person, i'll have to check them out also for him. Thank you..

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 3, 2017 at 4:04pm

Hey Wayne, how about this one. It is 4x24 and only $3.00 each.


Comment by Dave Gettman on August 3, 2017 at 9:42am

Sure makes for some brilliant red sunrises and sunsets though. I heard that all the smoke in the air will probably keep the temperature from hitting 100 today.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on August 3, 2017 at 9:29am

The smoke from the fires up in British Columbia have this area around here looking like we have fog all the time. Can't even see the other side of the valley where I live. Add to that temps in the 90's and possibly 100,  it doesn't all work real well with my asthma. Have to stay inside as much as possible, but even there the smoke gets in.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 2, 2017 at 3:18pm

Hello Troopers all.  Hope are doing fine and are in the best of health.  Hope the weather is treating all well, has been not to bad here, it has been in the 90s to 104.  Sure glad my air is working good.  I am stuck in the house not able to really get out side, like I use too.  That is why I  have all this skin cancer, they have cut into my head again.  Twice in the last year.  They freeze them but don't seem to last to long,  Every one take care.  TOUJOURS PRET...

Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 2, 2017 at 2:58pm

DAVE, I have copied the photo, I don't have a mouse, only have a key board with a pad and control on it.  My hands are where I can't use a mouse sure wish that I could. You know the muscles in my hands are gone they are like claws.  I use the middle finger and thumb to type with, the thumb gives me pressure on the center finger and nail is my pressure on the keys.  Well I spent all day at VA yesterday, they dialated my eyes, was hoping it would not take long for me to see again, have to be able to see when I drive my chair up into my van, don't care to go over the side, I have been lucky, almost went over once.  They have fit me with new glasses, due in three weeks.   I almost wish thy could fix my bottom can't seem to get the sores to heal, the wound care people can't seem to cure my bottom.  They are trying everything, got me a special mattress and special seat for wheel chair, but no improvement.

Dave does our store carry large decals of the 2nd ac. I need to locate one for the rear of my van, has to be outside type, the rear window is tint and does not show thru good.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on August 2, 2017 at 11:37am
Forecast for Portland today 104-107. lowes will sell out every air-conditioner they have. Those folk's will suffer, when they get a 80 degree day it's the talk of the town. My brother said last week they had fall weather in New England . Looks like Frank is looking for another blanket .
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 2, 2017 at 9:33am

Sig, supposed to be in the mid to upper 90's for the next few days, maybe even hit 100 tomorrow. Lots of smoke from the B.C. fires making its way here too. Made for a beautiful sunrise this morning but it sure stinks. Must be pretty bad further up north.


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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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