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Troop Ships 45 Replies

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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

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Comment by Dave Gettman on November 27, 2010 at 9:51pm
I don't know about that, Andrew, but I know we had a drunk Indian one night jump out a 2nd story window a few times and we had to keep sneaking past the CQ to dig him out of the flower bed behind the barracks at C Troop and sneak him back inside. We were all locked down expecting an alert that never came and Chief wanted to head downtown even though he couldn't even walk.
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on November 27, 2010 at 9:44pm
Never had anyone try and kill themselves in Bamberg. Kill other people?-Well....
Comment by Andrew T. Hirsch on November 27, 2010 at 9:39pm
I had a friend that geroed back to Amberg, he told me that things were so bad that men was jumping out of windows. Was this true?
Comment by Dave Gettman on November 27, 2010 at 9:37pm
Yeah, I guess us old Border Rats do have kind of a bad rep. I suppose it's because we've been working at it for so long.
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on November 27, 2010 at 9:30pm
The sad thing is, I don't have to make this up,this crap happened. The 3/21 FA was the reason I got out. Those guy's would have never made it in the 2nd.Our worst Troopers were better than most of the NCO's and Officers I worked with. I was actually solicited to commit a murder for one of our civilian secretaries,because they thought I was a badass on the block. Bunch of morons!
Comment by Dave Gettman on November 27, 2010 at 8:24pm
You crack me up, man.
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on November 27, 2010 at 6:46pm
Let me clarify my last. My time at POLK was a Dog and Pony Show. the CAV was always in the field actually training,and not groundskeeping.
Yes, Dave that looks very familiar,at Polk,our SGM would go out twice a week and measure the grass in front of our battalion HQ. Get caught off the sidewalks- extra duty,scrubbing them with deck brushes, weeding, watering. The lawnmowers had better maintenance than our vehicles. The same SGM gave the crew of my Gamma Goat a 3-day weekend for keeping their vehicle in such great condition,they had just painted it,it looked great but didn't have an engine in it.
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on November 27, 2010 at 4:30pm
James,in 1970 a guy was with me in Redeye at Pond barracks.He was there 9 months and got levied to Nam.Was in country 6 months and now he is waiting for his disability claim to go through all messed up from Agent Orange.He can't work or drive and walks with a walker.He is pissed!
Comment by Dave Gettman on November 27, 2010 at 1:31pm
Look familiar, Steve?
Comment by Dave Gettman on November 27, 2010 at 1:29pm


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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.


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