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Troop Ships 45 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Arthur D. Lovelace Sep 9.

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 Jeffrey C Havens on December 23, 2010 at 12:19pm
To all you old farts,wishing you the very best of hollidays. Remember those that arn't home!  TOUJOURS PRET.
Comment by Harry Warner on December 23, 2010 at 12:10pm
Merry Christmas to all.  I hope and pray that we could see peace in our lifetime.  
Comment by Andrew T. Hirsch on December 23, 2010 at 11:39am

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all.

          Toujours Pret.

Comment by James F. Burgos on December 23, 2010 at 11:16am
Merry Christmas to ALL !  Pray for our Troops.  Toujours Pret.  
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on December 14, 2010 at 8:59pm

John,Look at my pictures.The mess hall is a German Rest.Other than the apartments,from the troop billets  all the rest is knocked down.

Comment by John G Boyd on December 14, 2010 at 7:08pm

I have used that website, USAEUR Units and Kasernes, it is very useful and the source of some pics I have of the Amberg's Pond Barracks.


Them apartments they made outta  them troop billetts don't look too bad ...

wonder what they made outta the mess hall, Supply at the other end of the parade grounds, and the Officers Club, NCO clup, PX e.t.c.???


Only one way to find out.

let's go

Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 14, 2010 at 5:50pm

AH, be easy on Dave he is still a young man.

Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on December 14, 2010 at 4:47pm

I think in Dave's time they rode Dinosaurs!

Comment by John G Boyd on December 14, 2010 at 11:21am

They had VTR's back in them days?

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 8, 2010 at 1:42pm
Long before my time Donald.

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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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