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Last one out the door, please put a quarter in the jukebox and play this song for me.

Discussion Forum

Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1.

Troop Ships 43 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Robert Burns Wadley Dec 25, 2015.

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 Sigmund Fertig 18 minutes ago

Good morning troops, tried checking in yesterday but would not let me post so I'm trying again. Good to see your post this AM Wayne and see Michael R here. Dave be sure to post some pictures from the reunion.

Comment by Jim Ward 8 hours ago

Hello everyone, long time no see.

I just popped in when I saw that John Boyd had passed and wanted to say that I was very sorry to hear that. 

Comment by Dave Gettman 13 hours ago

Hi Wayne. Wet and windy here. Glad you are getting some sun.

It's pretty strange how those Lipizzaners start out black and then turn pure white.

Comment by gene gunia 14 hours ago

well here we are in Hardeeville sc  on our first leg to Williamsburg.and well into our cocktail hour.one more stop before we head into williamsberg. dave have your e&j xo brandy in a nice protected cradle so it won't it won't wake up until your ready for it.i think we should both a taste when we uncork it

Comment by Harry Warner 17 hours ago
Hello Wayne. Glad you enjoyed the documentary. I think horses are beautiful animals.
Jo and I are doing well. The weather, not so much. Cool, rainy spell at present. Not looking forward to the summer heat and humidity. Oh well....
Comment by Wayne Dixon 18 hours ago

HELLO TROOPERS.  Well here it is Sunday, hope all are doing fine and in good health.  Sun out today, a little breezy, but not to bad, can't complain. can't get out in it, the daughter came down and did my yard, sure wish I could, I use to spend most of the day out there.  The fireman from across the street has been gone for over a week on a fishing trip, he looks after the misses and I,  when he is home, he and his wife.  She has gone to Oklahoma to visit her family for a few day

s.  We watch each others home all the time.

Comment by Wayne Dixon 18 hours ago

HARRY, Looked at the Documentary you installed that was quite good on their life and training.  I had no idea how they were trained and reared through their life.  They were some beautiful Horse's, the story of their up bringing was quite good.  They were quite beautiful, there was one that really got my eye, he was real solid black with a real good sheen.  I sat here with my screen on full screen during the full running.  Thank you.      Hope you and Jo are doing fine, take care.

Comment by RC (Robert Chessley) Johnson 23 hours ago

What's up, Mike?

Comment by Dave Gettman 23 hours ago

Hey Mike, you made it past the security rats!!! Good to hear from you, my brother!

Comment by michael ruotolo` yesterday

Checking to see if I still can comment on the base. Hope all my broyhers are well, so sorry to hear of John Boyd's demise.


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Colonels of the Regiment

7th Colonel of the Regiment John P. Hatch

26 June 1881 - 9 January 1886



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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