How many Delaneys, could there be involved in the 2ACR. It,s got to be the same guy but that would mean he had been a light Col for 8 years or so - I dont know whether that length of time fits - could be though. Regards
I don't recall the CO (we had 27 of them by the time I left). I was in 2 Plt Tank Section. Sgt. Mullins and then SFC Harrison was PL. I drove I-27 for Sgt Duke. People I remember are Tim McCoy, Ernie Pelletier, Sgt Jordan. First Sgt was Blasche (sp) who was a mean SOB.
Oh yes, I got the coin also. I posted a thank you note for that also but I am not sure if you got it as I tried to attach it to something else.
I will be carrying that coin all the time for two reasons - 1. as a good luck charm and 2. I have this little magic trick (called the French Drop) I like to show to kids I meet. This coin is the right size to do this disappearing coin trick.
I am working on putting a video on Oldtimers showing my "fan room" and my new sign on the door. I tried do do it today but I cannot get it to load. I will let you know if I get it to work.
Thanks again Wayne - that was a real nice surprise today. Showed my wife when she got home from work - she's a football also and really liked it.
I am not sure if my thank you note that went with my friend request but I was saying that I never saw one (the sign) like this. When I do go to Gillette Stadium's pro shop I always look around and I don't ever remember see one of these. So thank you very much - great surprise! The war vet medallion will always be in my pocket as a good luck piece.
Hi Wayne,hope you are doing well. Just a question.I just rea "Forgotten Peacekeepers" by John Capone and saw in the acknowledgements a Wayne Dixon listed and wondered if you were one in the same. Good read,learned some things I did not know about the Constabulary. Have a good day Brother.
Yes, Gen. George S. Patton from WW II was a junior, though he was actually the third George Smith Patton in his line. His grandfather, the first George Smith Patton, was a Confederate Colonel and was killed in 1864. His father, born George William Patton in 1856, changed his name to George Smith Patton in 1868. His son, born George S. Patton IV in 1923, later had his name legally changed and dropped the IV.
George IV commanded the 11th Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam 1968. He was never in the 2d Cav, but he was deputy-commander of VII Corps in the 70's, of which 2d Cavalry was a part. He also commanded the 2d Armored Division, as did his father. He retired Major General.
There is a silver tea set in the 2d Cavalry Museum, presented to the commander of the 2d Cavalry in 1945 by Beatrice Patton for all Col. Reed did for the General's funeral.