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Comment by Dave Gettman 1 hour ago

'Bout time it got there, Sig. I put express mail stamps on it!

This is what I woke up to this morning, with temps in the upper 20's. Got a good stiff breeze out of the north though with gusts to about 20mph, so wind chill is way below that. It's nippy!

Comment by Sigmund Fertig 1 hour ago

Morning troops, it's great to be alive and well. We finally got some winter here in So. Cal. cold jet stream from up north. I hear you Dave, we went from the mid 70's/80's to low 50's in the daytime and some below freezing in the AM. Gotta laugh because I'm heading to Florida after my birthday !

Comment by harold goldstein on Monday

Dedicated to Tom C

Comment by harold goldstein on Monday

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on Monday

 another monday mornin

Comment by Dave Gettman on Monday

Mornin' Troopers. Frozen wasteland here in the PNW. High winds and bone chilling temps for the next week at least.

Yesterday was pretty weird. It would snow like crazy, then it would get warm and the snow would melt and then it would snow again. Went like that all day, with 40mph gusts of wind. Now it is in the 20's with a bad wind chill.

Comment by Dave Gettman on Sunday

Mornin' Sig. Snowing up north here. Just started about an hour ago and already got about an inch.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on Sunday

Good mornin troops !

Comment by harold goldstein on Sunday

Because now that I am a member of their veterans committee they told me NO!

After Memorial day I will ask again.  I enjoy this committee and I don't want to push.

Good Morning and a great Toujours Pret to all you great troops of this historical 2nd ACR

Comment by Harry Warner on Saturday

Harold, why can you not put it on YouTube?


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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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