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Northwest connection

Let's here from all you Pacific Northwest Dragoon's.

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Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2018

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Started by Mike, Madd Matt, Matthews Dec 17, 2009.

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Comment by Glenn Gutshall on April 21, 2012 at 6:18am

Southern Oregon trooper here checking in...  2/2 1981-1985

Comment by Michael Carlucci on May 9, 2011 at 1:38pm
Hello, was anyone in the "NW Connection", stationed in Amberg 1975-78?  I'm currently living in Puyallup, Washington and have some friends and professional working relationships with Members of the Spec Ops Community at Ft. Lewis.  Mike Carlucci 206-940-7475......If you're around give me a call,  K-Troop & HQ 3/2 ACR two of the best years of my life.
Comment by Dave Gettman on May 5, 2011 at 11:55pm
You'll definitely cool down here, Bruce. Still in the 30's at night and low 50's during the day in Tacoma. Just finished the coldest April on record in Washington.
Comment by Bruce Lantz on May 5, 2011 at 11:18pm
Back to the PNW on 15 May. It's getting too hot and 6 months in Vegas is enough!!
Comment by Michael Glenn Bennett on June 22, 2010 at 2:10pm
Thanks Dave,I Will Let You Know When Im Home.
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 22, 2010 at 1:24pm
Being 100% disabled and out of the job market for many years I'm not up on local opportunities, but my kid might be able to come up with something. He is a furniture mover (works with military a lot) and has friends in several trades.
Comment by Michael Glenn Bennett on June 22, 2010 at 12:45pm
Anything Man,Just To Get Me Started.All I Will Have Is My Ruck I Stole When I Got Out.I Have Been An Excavator Operator For The Last 16 Years,But Like I Said,I Will Take Anything Around The Spanaway/Tacoma Area.After My Divorce,Germany Decided Not To Renew My Work Permit.Its Funny Really,I Didnt Need One When I Served On Their Border.
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 22, 2010 at 9:46am
What kinda work are you looking for, Mike?
Comment by Michael Glenn Bennett on June 22, 2010 at 8:01am
After 27 Years In Germany,Im Finally Coming Home.Will Be There Around The End Of August.I Will Be The One Kissing The Ground At Sea-Tac.I Need A Job,So Anyone That Can Help BITTE MELDEN!...
Comment by Dave Gettman on February 6, 2010 at 1:29am
Yup, just a couple miles east of Crow's Butt is where we almost died. A buddy and I were doing a little bass fishing on a beautiful day and on the way back to the campground the wind kicked up. The current was going the same direction we were and a 60 mph wind was going the other way. We were in a heavy fiberglass Bellbuoy with an inboard Chevy. Gary was just trying to give it enough throttle to keep us pointed into the wind so we wouldn't capsize but the waves were throwing us completely out of the water. One of the scariest times of my life.

Next day we went the opposite direction just in case the same thing happened. The river was like glass and there was just enough wind to keep us in place against the current. We shut the motor off in the middle of the river and just sat there for hours until we fell asleep. That's when the jet starting buzzing us at about 600 mph. He made three passes on us, waving his wings on the third pass.

Went into a cove on the way back and hit a rock, breaking one of the prop blades off. It was a slow shaky trip back to Crow's Butt that day too, and the end of our trip.
Despite all the problems, we had a great time that I will never forget. Even caught a few smallmouths!

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Colonels of the Regiment

9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



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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