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At 10:59am on November 17, 2016, Dave Gettman said…

Awe heck, here I've been telling people for years it was RA Franke, our Elvis lookalike, in that photo.

I've got a pretty intensive project going right now I've been working on for over 6 years. I'm locating and recording all the enlistment records for the 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry from 1836-1914. I'm up to 1869-70 now, done with the A's and well into the B's. I'm listing them both chronologically and alphabetically. 1775 pages and well over 1 million words typed so far, not counting the war casualties which I am keeping in a separate file.

At 7:44pm on November 16, 2016, Dave Gettman said…

Is this the photo you are talking about, Paul? Pretty sure Roy said that was him, but it's been a few years.

As for arraigning the photos, it would be a great idea, but I don't even know if it's possible and I just haven't got the time.

At 3:46am on October 28, 2016, Robert Burns Wadley said…

Dear Paul:

I believe that you may be the only soldier who may have details of our adventure with the 2A/C, details that I have forgotten.  It would please me if you would e-mail me at otsrbwadley@arn.net so that we could catch up on a few things.  Thank you.  Robert

P.S. I was 17 then, now I am 76 years old...

At 7:53pm on October 26, 2016, Robert Burns Wadley said…

Hey Paul!  That is funny as hell.  I think the entire event goes like this:  Me and another guy were drag racing in the motor pool one fine day when the officer in charge stepped out in front of us bringing the race to a halt.  Later, the other driver and I were asked to report to HOW co. CO for disciplinary action.  I told him not to worry about anything as I had been through such things before. As it turned out, during the proceedings, I fainted dead away. I never knew the results of that meeting, but you are correct, I was suddenly a member of "B" company for the duration of that enlistment.  You know Paul, if anyone had ever advised me that those "company punishments" kept me from getting a Good Conduct medal, I might not have been such a foolish soldier.  Robert

At 7:38pm on October 26, 2016, Sigmund Fertig said…

Hi Paul, my name is Sigmund Fertig and I go by Sig and I also took basic at Ft. Meade in 57 then went to AAT at Ft.Chaffe Ark and gyro'd over to Bremehaven in Feb. 58, was with 2nd Battalion, Howitzer Company and left in March 60 .

At 7:54am on November 24, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Paul,

Do you have any details of Lt. Smith's passing, or a link to an obituary. I'd like to send it to the editor of our 2d Cavalry Association newsletter.

At 1:21am on January 8, 2013, Arthur D. Lovelace said…
May have been talking about different times. I was there from Feb. 1960 til Oct 1962. In the 2nd plt til I made Sgt then in 1st plt. Believe Sgt Jackson was my section leader in the early days. West and Glascoe and Krueger were all 2nd platoon. Good duty and good bunch of guys
At 7:12pm on January 6, 2013, Arthur D. Lovelace said…
I'm terrible with names but I do remember you fellows. Sgt Clarkson was the 1st platoon Sgt. And I was a scout section leader with Tom Chatburn being my driver. Tom was killed in Vietnam. Ran over a land mine. His name is on the Wall. Lt Wilmoth was the company CO. Good to hear from you.
At 7:50pm on December 21, 2011, Andrei Lofton said…

Thanks for the info Paul...I have passed Bills phone # off to Vernice. He was happy to hear of his old friend and was looking foward to calling him.

At 5:51pm on November 19, 2009, Kenneth Morrow gave Paul Gargis a gift
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Here's to you Paul. Ken Morrow
At 12:37pm on November 4, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…
Happy Birthday Paul


Wishing you many more!!!
From all of us at DragoonBase.
At 10:22pm on November 3, 2009, Dave Gettman said…
Happy birthday, Paul.

Tacoma Dave
At 7:57pm on July 29, 2009, George Wallace said…
Me and Al Taylor talked to Wes in January. We were planning on going over to Kansas and see him this past spring, but we haven't got there yet. Probably fall. Summer is just too busy.
At 12:27pm on May 24, 2009, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Paul,did CSM McQuerry ever call you?
At 4:32pm on May 9, 2009, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Paul, I gave CSM McQuerry your phone number yesterday.He said he will call you.
At 10:23pm on April 24, 2009, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Paul,his #is 702-535-4757 you have to talk loud he can't hear to good.
At 7:26pm on April 23, 2009, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Paul,CSM McQuerry lives in Laughlin,I made a mistake.It that city far from you?
At 6:56pm on April 21, 2009, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Paul, do you know retired CSM Charles McQuerry From Henderson Nevada??
At 5:36pm on February 16, 2009, George Wallace said…
Will do
At 2:07pm on February 1, 2009, George Wallace said…
Wes Durham is living in Junction City, KS. Talked to him in early December. The old motor sgt, Al Taylor and I are going out to see him when the weather warms up.
Don't remember the accident you talked about. A wonder there weren't a lot more around there:-)

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