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Operation Cowboy - 2d Cavalry 1945


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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 Dave Gettman 6 hours ago

Chief, you and your D Company guys went all-out for Steve. Pretty easy to see that the bond you forged all those years ago has only gotten stronger with time. The legacy of the 2d Dragoons.

Thank you for sharing him with us.

Comment by Dave Gettman 6 hours ago

Hi, Sig. Pretty hot up here too. Supposed to hit 94 in my area. East of the mountains is supposed to be well above 100 in several places.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig 7 hours ago

105 deg on the west end of Hemet, ca yesterday !

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 1, 2022 at 11:37am

Many thanks for the birthday wishes, you guys. Somehow, I managed to survive another one. Even won a couple bucks playing poker with friends. That paper bag under my arm in the picture Chief posted is full of poker chips and five-dollar bills.

The elk pelvis I'm wearing is a joke gift I gave to an old friend a few years ago on her birthday. Since then, if you get caught playing poker or hanging out on your birthday, you have to wear the pelvis. 

Rest in peace, SGT "Z". Until the Green.

Comment by gene gunia on July 31, 2022 at 8:17pm

hey dave, a belated happy birthday to you and many more to come

Comment by George H Crump (Chief) on July 31, 2022 at 2:26pm

2nd part , please share comments Check out Fiddlers Green for more infor. Thanks again Dave for posting.

Comment by George H Crump (Chief) on July 31, 2022 at 2:21pm

Comment by George H Crump (Chief) on July 31, 2022 at 2:18pm

on 17th of July we lost one of our - Sgt.Steve Z one of our best of the best mechanic and M-88 recovery vehicle operator I wish to share with you, two great letters that Lt Col. Warren Wagner (Ret) wrote, are one time CO of Delta company not only does it reflect service of Steve. It also reflects about how all of us felt serving in 2nd Cav. So many years ago and still serving in our hearts and mind. Dragoon for life Chief

Comment by George H Crump (Chief) on July 31, 2022 at 2:04pm

Again a Happy Birthday you old fart - I salute you - Chief

Comment by George H Crump (Chief) on July 31, 2022 at 1:59pm

Dave Chief here I think I wish you a Happy Birthday . When I got your pictures of a horn stuck on top of your head or in front your crotch. Think I'll share it here with the old-timers.


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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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