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February 2009 Blog Posts (4)

shortimers letter from the 70's



Issued in solemn warning, this (Insert Date) to the friends and neighbors, relatives, draft board, and family of (Insert Name), (Insert length of time in country) a subject of servitude.

Very soon the undersigned will once again be in your midst, dehydrated, deactivated, dilapidated, demobilized, and demoralized, to take his place once again as a human being, with freedom and justice for all engaged, in life, liberty and the pursuit… Continue

Added by Charles Downs on February 28, 2009 at 2:56pm — 5 Comments

Gang's in the armed forces?

Has anyone experanced this?In all my service year's I never noticed anything gang related,but it seem's this is a very big problem.Is it just the time's we live in? I allway's found shade's of green but never hardened thugs jerk's yes but all branches have them right?

Added by david w fraidenburg on February 24, 2009 at 3:01pm — 4 Comments

Who Remembers

Another old one!! The little German store on the way to Nurnberg.In the early 70's we called it Queer Willy's.He made you a sandwich and gave you a drink for just about nothing.He took the money out of your hand.Great guy always took care of the GI's . Anyone remember??? Tom.

Added by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on February 22, 2009 at 8:43pm — 4 Comments

Be on Guard for Grouply.com

This just in;

There are a few new services coming online which are social

"networking" sites similar to My Space and Facebook. One of these new

services is called "Grouply". Grouply is tapping Yahoo lists and

reposting the messages to Grouply members. As soon as ONE list member

joins this service, all of our messages will then be archived by

Grouply. Grouply changes your email address to (yourname)@grouply. com.

for the purpose of your Yahoo list mail only.… Continue

Added by Jesse Kelley on February 10, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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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