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Comment by Frank L Moseley on May 9, 2018 at 4:56pm

Good afternoon Troopers ... ..

Afternoon High Temps beginning to hit the low 90's now!!  Low temps in the mid to upper 60's.

Harry:  still getting that coffee at Target now and then.

Broke out the fishing gear yesterday and walked down to the river at the campground. Didn't catch any fish, but did lose a new lure in the trees. Leopard  Frog pattern, Jitterbug , top water lure.  Oh well, such is life. A small Gator did cruise by while I was there.

Hope all are doing well, enjoy the day, take care.

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 9, 2018 at 2:52pm

Rent on this place has been paid for another year. Drink up guys, it's on the house!

Comment by Dave Gettman on May 9, 2018 at 2:17pm

Glad you had a good time and they didn't draft you, Jim. Welcome home!

Comment by Jim Clendenen on May 9, 2018 at 2:05pm


Next trip will not involve aircraft!

Comment by Joe Sellner on May 8, 2018 at 5:52pm

Get well Harold! Have a great year Gentlemen!

Tojours Pret! Always remember Always! If the women do not find you handsome. They should at least find you handy! ( Red Green)

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on May 8, 2018 at 5:45pm

Jim,now you have to plan the next trip together.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 8, 2018 at 11:35am


Kartoffelpuffer – Homemade potato pancakes served with Applesauce and Sour Cream. $8.99
Bratwurst oder Knackwurst an Sauerkraut – Bratwurst and Knackwurst served on a bed of Sauerkraut. $8.99
Kombinationen Platte – Potato Pancakes, Bratwurst, Knackwurst, served with Sauerkraut. $9.99
Liverwurst and Munster Cheese Platter – Freshly made liverwurst served with crackers, Muenster cheese, black olives, cucumbers, and red onions. $8.00
Pepper and Cheese Bratwurst – Bratwurst stuffed with peppers and cheddar cheese and served on a bed of sauerkraut. $7.00Soup
German Onion and Apple Soup – Our famous onion soup that was showcased in the Sun-Sentinel!!! Onions and apples in our beef and lager broth topped with provolone cheese. $3.99 (cup) $4.99 (bowl)
Spaetzel (German Noodles), Red Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Potato Dumpling, Boiled Potato, Real Mashed Potatoes, German Potato Salad (hot or cold) and Vegetable of the Day.
Wurstplatte – Freshly made Bratwurst and/or Knockwurst served with German mustard. $13.99
Schweinebraten – Oven roasted Pork Loin topped with brown gravy. $14.99
Ungarishes Gulash – Traditional beef stew seasoned with Hungarian paprika and onions. $14.99
Sauerbraten – Tender beef which has been marinated in red wine vinegar topped with a sweet and sour gravy. $15.99
Comment by Jim Clendenen on May 8, 2018 at 11:07am

Well Troopers made it back from Greece. Dave they tried to get me to enlist but once they saw my legs they said I was to ugly and nasty looking for one of those fancy skirts they wear. We had a great trip.  When we got to Frankfurt for our over night stay we wanted to get some good German food. The only place near where we were staying was closed because it was Sunday. Ended up getting a high priced only fair schnitzel at the hotel. Now I'm back to work already.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 7, 2018 at 4:58pm

Sig, I looked up Sam Smolkin,  He lives in Hollywood FL, about 45 minutes south of me.  No info on him except he went in in 59.  I left in 59.  Mike R might know him.  Has anyone heard from mike?

Wish we knew what is going on with Wayne so we can act accordingly.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on May 7, 2018 at 10:13am

Good Monday Morning to everyone!

Happy Birthday to Wayne Dixon. Hope all is well with him.

Harold, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you recover.

We'll take the the camper in on the 15th to get the Landing Gear Motor evaluated and see what it will take to get it repaired. May have to stay with the In-laws for a couple of days while it's in the shop.

On Saturday, the wife and I went to a party, given by one of the members of her dance troupe. I had been told that the husband was former Cavalry, but not which unit. When we met him, it turns out that he was a former CO of K Troop, when the Regiment was at Fort Polk. His name is Raymond (Ray) C. Vindell III.

Not sure of his rank, when at K Troop, but he retired as a LTC.

I do hope that all are doing well. Enjoy the day, take care ... ..

Toujours Pret!


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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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