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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 Shannon Ryan on February 24, 2019 at 2:24pm

Jim, That is a lot of water going over that spillway, the road going from Bath Springs where my Kids and grandkids live to Saltillo where our place is , is flooded right now there is a creek you to have to cross over and it is pretty high right now. I have had a few short outings in the area been to Pickwick lake and to Shilo battlefield but I am really looking forward to exploring the area and not having to worry about the time. Let me know when you are in the area again hopefully I will have met me a good white whisky maker by then and we can tell a few stories and take a few pulls of the jug. Stay well.

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 23, 2019 at 8:33am

You are welcome, Harold. You can upload your own images to leave as a flower. I have my own little library of images on there to leave. So far I have left nearly 300 tributes to 2d Dragoons I have located on that site.

Comment by harold goldstein on February 23, 2019 at 6:57am

Dave, thanks for that website,  I did not know how to put the Crest in.

I put in a flower

I am glad my movie touched you.  That is what we are showing Memorial Day.

Toujours pret

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 22, 2019 at 7:53pm
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Comment by Dave Gettman on February 22, 2019 at 7:15pm

Harold, you can go on the Find A Grave website and see the entry for Sam. Go down to where it says "Leave a Flower" and you can leave him a virtual flower and note.


Comment by Dave Gettman on February 22, 2019 at 7:10pm

Harold, I watched the CD you sent me. I think you just like to make me cry. The poems inside the cover were real good too. Hopefully the following will reward you in some small way for all your effort...

...2d Cav Assoc wants to have a memorial at Ft. Benning honoring all the troopers who have died for any reason while serving as a 2d Dragoon from 1836 to present. Thanks to you, your buddy Sam will be included in the tally for the Cold War era.

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 22, 2019 at 6:45pm

Thanks Harry and Jim.

That's a pretty quick rise in the water level. Sure hope they get a break in the weather soon.

Shannon, you may want to postpone that move a few weeks.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on February 22, 2019 at 2:55pm

Thanks Dave;

I hadn't seen that yet.

I just got a text from my Son. He said the spot that he was standing in yesterday for the interview was now under 2 1/2 feet of water when he stopped by this morning. Said the next week is going to be bad as water from the north comes barreling down the rivers.

This is the Son that was the Community Relations NCO for the Air Force Thunderbirds.


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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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