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Joe Sellner
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Christmas 2011
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gettman Dec 22, 2011.

George Opila Aka. (Fluff). I
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Sellner Nov 28, 2009.

Hup Hup Cavarlry Ho ! If you ain't Cav you ain't she-hit!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen Mar 9, 2009.

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Joe Sellner commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Good pick Dave! Dire Straights rocking on! Yes for the ones that do not care for the music ! There are the pretty girls! Found the other site as you know. Good to see you there. Still love this site! TGIF. For you retired gentlemen everyday is…"
Dec 1
Joe Sellner commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Belated Happy Birthday Harold! Hope you had a great day!"
Nov 19
Joe Sellner commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hey Dave! The next reunion is in Missouri? Next year? I Gotta make one ? Where did you get the tin foil stetson?"
Nov 19
Joe Sellner commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Praying for our Brothers and Sisters in the Combat Zones!"
Nov 10
Joe Sellner commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Remember Green Eggs and Ham! Not a children's story. Served to us whenever the 1st Sargeant could not find us till midnight . With the 5am meal! But Top even the meat is green? We are use to the eggs being green ,but, the meat! Top - I have…"
Nov 10
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"Wishing all my fellow soldiers a good, healthy, and solemn Veterans Day!"
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"Have a great November guys!"
Oct 27
Joe Sellner commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Excellent menu Harold! We just finished our October Fest here in New Ulm Minnesota. It is a two week end affair . Draws a pretty good crowd from all over. This community has a very German Heritage and it is well preserved by our Schells Beer! Lol!…"
Oct 27
Joe Sellner commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave I too think this whole Blood Pressure thing is out of control with them pushing these meds that are just as dangerous as the the disease. I take my BP at home and it is ok! I have always run some what high and it is not just the VA. It is the…"
Oct 27
Joe Sellner commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"The Band! Liberals at there best! Liberal that be me! Love my country served it! Working hard all my life! Paying my taxes and not whining about it! Willing to help out anyone I can! Liberal that's me!"
Oct 15
Joe Sellner commented on Jim Clendenen's group Politics, Religion, Fist Fights, and other Tom Foolery
"It just keeps getting better!"
Oct 15
Joe Sellner commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I am taking Lisinoprilm also ! Now the big thing is they want to get everyone on Statin for fat in the blood. They put me on it and I ended up in the ER and proceeded to have a $5000. Check up on my heart. Thought it was the big one. Heart is fine…"
Sep 19

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1st Squadron
B Troop1979-1981
Delta Co. 1981-1983
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
19E primary
19D Secondary
What was your rank/title?
Staff Sargeant
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1979- 1983
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I am very proud of my days spent with Cav.
What a bunch of hard charging , hard working and fearless soldiers. George Opila, Dave Sandry , Sam Kanoi.
Tell us a little about you now.
Married- 4 children
Currently a toolmaker for a small employeed owned Company.
Like to Hunt ,fish and coach
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
George Opila

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my Brothers and Sisters in Arms!

Joe Sellner

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

Happy New year 2011

To all my Dragoon Brothers and Sisters. Hope all of us have a great year. We deserve it! I have a date with a bottle of Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel. God Bless all of you!



Posted on December 31, 2010 at 7:16pm — 7 Comments

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At 10:02am on July 3, 2017, Dave Gettman said…

My pleasure, Joe. I think we should have gotten danger pay regardless. We were definitely on the edge of some scary crap!

At 1:53am on July 3, 2017, Dave Gettman said…

Nope, no danger pay, Joe. In fact, there were a lot of times I didn't get basic pay.

I tried to join the VFW and got turned down flat. No Cold War vets allowed. A good friend of my brother's was the president of the local chapter too. He hooked me up with their sergeant-at-arms who said he could "back door" my membership and I told him no thanks. I've talked to a couple guys here at Dragoon Base who got into their local chapters though through their border duty. Just can't remember who it was.

At 10:43pm on May 21, 2017, Edward (Gene) Beck said…


At 10:40pm on May 21, 2017, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Joe,I have been on the Base ever sense my Buddy Robb Russell created it. He and I were the first. Dave has taken the reigns and has done a helluva job. I am just an admin. but most of the names on the Admin. are in Fiddlers Green. Those were my friends. How about givin' a little time to get  used to the Base before gettin' snotty. So I'll try again. Glsd to hsve you here. You will find friends. Doesn't mean you have to like me. I'm too old to care. I am and will,ALWAYS SIR!!!!!!!!!!!

At 9:13pm on March 7, 2017, Dave Gettman said…

Not a clue. I just posted on there.

At 4:41pm on March 26, 2016, Harry Warner said…
Joe, go to the bottom of the main page to "videos." You can view them all.
At 9:27am on December 29, 2015, Sigmund Fertig said…

Hey Joe ! Machinist & toolmakers trade is a dying breed. I learned mine in High school, went to an all boys Vocational & Technical High school, the girls Vo Tech was three blocks up the road. Had 4 yrs. of Machine shop & Tooling, 6 months of drafting & metalurgy. When I left the military in 1960 got a job driving a truck for a local machine shop that manufactured Mold Bases, the frames that hold the dies in plastic and die cast molding machines, 6 month later I was in the shop running a radial drill. Ran all the manual machines, then A pratt & whitney N/C drill. about times the N/C was oudated by computers I got a job running the tool crib, sharpening all tools, ordering tools when needed, filing out purchase reqs for parts for jobs. Then got into the wiring of the top haf of the molds for the necessery parts to heat the tops so the molten plastic or die cast metal would flow into the cavities. Made all the altered parts needed. And before I retired I was setting the hight and depth of the tools and loading the buckets on the computerized milling machines, at that time all the operators were button pushers. Retired in 02 with 37 years with the Company. Sure enjoyed my work and was pretty good at what I did. Still have my tool boxes and some tools in my shed out back. Now I fish, golf, am active at church and volunteer with the forestry dept.as a volunteer lookout host in a tower about 40 miles from where I live. Gonna be 77 in March, pretty healthy, and don't look my age. I've been blessed with many grandkids that I enjoy.

At 11:02pm on July 6, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

My pleasure, Joe. Glad I could help.

At 2:08pm on July 3, 2012, Dave Gettman said…


It's real easy to leave any of the groups. Just log into Dragoon Base and go to the group you want to leave. Above the little photos of the group members it will say "Leave Group". Click on that and you are out of the group.

You can also stay in a group and just turn off mail notifications so you no longer receive mailings from that group.

Hope this helps.

At 11:24am on July 2, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Well Joe, that one particular group, "Politics, Religion, Fistfights, and Tomfoolery", was created just for the purpose of ranting about things we didn't want on the other groups. Gives a guy a place to get things off his chest, which we all need to do now and then.



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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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