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At 9:49am on March 13, 2013, Dave Gettman said…


I noticed you got out of the Army at Ft. Hamilton. Many of the early 2d Dragoons were discharged at Ft. Hamilton in the late 1830's.

At 7:39pm on March 7, 2013, Frank Joseph McCollough said…

Let,s give it a try.  I remember hin as being sort of tall and thin with dark hair.  Wow, we are going back over 55 years.  Thanks

At 5:55pm on March 7, 2013, Frank Joseph McCollough said…

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

At 4:43pm on March 6, 2013, Rob Gould said…


In your pictures, Camp Gates Tankers, I am the driver leaning out with Pvt Johnson next to me.

At 4:33pm on March 6, 2013, Rob Gould said…

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.


At 3:33pm on February 7, 2013, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…

Wayne,we hope you are doing well !!!!!!!!!!!!

At 5:14pm on January 23, 2013, Michael 'Mike' Jones said…

Wayne hope all is well with you and your's, was thinking about you so I thought I'd stop by and say hello. 

                       Toujout pret!

At 10:16pm on December 28, 2012, Robert M. Lavoie said…


Don't miss that youtube video I made for you on Oldtimers!

At 9:05pm on December 28, 2012, Robert M. Lavoie said…

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.

At 2:12pm on December 28, 2012, Robert M. Lavoie said…


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.

You made my day!

At 11:43am on December 7, 2012, Jeffrey C Havens said…

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.

At 7:12am on August 1, 2012, Jim Ward said…

Wayne, if you haven't seen the Bourbon Street pictures yet, here is a link to the page they are on. Just click the link and it will take you to the page. Enjoy!



At 6:48pm on July 26, 2012, Tom E. Williams said…

mom said we lived right across the street

At 6:08pm on July 26, 2012, Tom E. Williams said…

i would be proud to be your friend and hopefully we can compare notes about cinti and our wanderings in the city

At 1:07am on June 12, 2012, Dave Gettman said…


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.

At 9:45am on May 5, 2012, Sigmund Fertig said…

A day early but "HAPPY BIRTHDAY " Wayne, hope your day is filled with good things, be blessed and enjoy your day. Toujour Pret brother!

At 1:12am on April 5, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Not sure what's up Wayne. I tried exactly what you said and it worked for me. Dropped down the menu and picked Groups, then went to Groups and picked Old Timers. Worked just fine.

At 2:34pm on March 13, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Yeah Wayne, we can handle most file types but the trouble is the WMV files are too big. There is a 5mb (megabyte) limit on file size.

You can post the video to another online host, like Youtube or Photobucket, then link to it on Dragoon Base, but its pretty complicated.

At 9:26pm on January 23, 2012, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…

Wayne,A long time ago when you were stationed at Murnau was that near the Garmish area.When we go we stay with people in Oberau,near the same area.Agreat area of Germany.

At 7:32pm on January 17, 2012, Wayne Moody said…

Wayne,I arrived at Amberg in DEC 1984.


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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