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At 3:18pm on October 11, 2016, Wayne Dixon said…

JASON, I had went on the group, Honorary Dragoons to see who were members, don't know if I ever was enrolled as such, had received a Border Certificate from my Squadron Commander. Sorry if I intruded. Just interested.

At 12:46pm on July 31, 2014, Dave Gettman said…

Thought you might find this of interest, and it gives you a chance to take out your 2d Dragoon glass and toast a couple possible ancestors (they were brothers).

HASTINGS, William; enlisted: August 4, 1847, Fort Wayne, by Lieut. Armstrong; born: Orangeville, New York; age: 23 yrs; occupation: blacksmith; grey eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’10”; Company G, 2d Dragoons; discharged: July 17, 1848, Jefferson Barracks, expiration of service; rank: private; [a war man].

HASTINGS, Lorenzo; enlisted: August 12, 1847, Fort Wayne, by Lieut. Armstrong; born: Orangeville, New York; age: 18 yrs; occupation: blacksmith; grey eyes, light hair, ruddy complexion, 5’8”; 2d Dragoons; died October 20, 1847, Jefferson Barracks; rank: private; [a war man].

There are also numerous 2d Dragoon enlistments who were enlisted by Lieut. Hastings, who must have been a 2d Dragoon officer but is not listed on my rosters.

At 9:51am on November 25, 2009, Dave Gettman said…
Yes. I was going to do a write-up eventually, but I've got so many projects going I just haven't had the time. He definitely belongs in Fiddler's Green. He was one of us.

At 9:07pm on November 17, 2009, Jeanine Madrid said…
thank you, I will. Didn't realize there was a Dragoon tag. Jeanine Madrid
At 12:58pm on October 19, 2009, Paul J. Maas said…
I would love to join the Colorado Platoon. What do I need to do?
At 3:34pm on October 6, 2009, David Badal said…
Hello Jason,

thanks for the invite for the Colorado 2ACR group. I'd like that; sound like a great idea. Cant wait to hear more.

At 3:08pm on October 6, 2009, David Badal said…
Hello Jason,

thanks so much for the response; yes I did have the pleasure of serving with 1SG Virrill. He was a good soldier and 1SG. Yes I did serve with him in the Gulf and was a part of the 73'rd easting. Havent talked about that stuff in years. Seeing this site brings back memories.

Thanks David
At 1:34pm on August 14, 2009, Don Caughey said…

You're literally 6-8 blocks away, I'm on the other side of Lexington from you south near the shopping center. No reason to wait until May for a beer, shoot me an email at dccaughey@aol.com and we'll get something set up.
At 12:49pm on August 11, 2009, Don Caughey said…
We're really close, I'm on Helmsdale. Mine's only 2, so he won't be over to Academy Internat'l for a while yet.
At 11:20am on August 11, 2009, Don Caughey said…

I'm kind of in between as far as status goes. I was retired for almost a year and a half, then took a two year retiree recall to active duty to teach ROTC in Golden. So other than a long commute, I'll be around for a while. The house and the schools for the young'un are in Briargate, so I won't be moving anywhere anytime soon.

Incidentally, I think you said you know Rick Cormier? he came out on the CSM list last week.

Blog-wise, I write about those grey felas from time to time, but they plenty of press of their own vice the regulars.

At 1:06am on August 6, 2009, John Vincent said…
any excuse for a bier!
At 10:55am on August 3, 2009, Don Caughey said…
Cormier was one of my PSGs. He's still at Polk as the 4/10 Ops SGM. That is the same Melton, he just finally left the regt after 9 years after his second command and is currently the 71st's ADC. What's the count for CO Dragooons?
At 10:08pm on August 1, 2009, Don Caughey said…

Great idea, all I hear around Carson is something about "Rusty Rifles" from a junior regiment. I think you were in 3-2 when I was in 1-2.
At 10:58pm on July 27, 2009, William COleman said…
That would be awsome. I work with a guy at Ft. Carson who was in the 2d ACR as well I will let him know when I get back to work on Wed. My cell numbner is 719-359-2572
At 10:36pm on July 27, 2009, William COleman said…
Hi Jason, Thanks for adding me as a friend. I never had the pleasure of meeting you as your tour of duty with the 2d ACR was after mine but I don't live far from you I'm right here in Fountain. I'm a member of American Legion Post 38 and VFW post 3917 as well as the Colorado Patriot Guard. Give me a shout if you ever want to get together my e-mail is bcoleman0314@yahoo.com Tojours Pret Bro
At 5:59pm on June 21, 2009, Dave Gettman said…
Thanks Jason. I'll drop him a private message.
At 10:59am on March 15, 2009, Michael F. Barton said…
Platoon Daddy and Top what is going on? I hope that everything is going good for you out there in Carson. Just wanted to drop in and say hi and see how everything was going for you. Also to say to say thanks for everything back there at Polk.
At 11:11am on February 4, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Jason,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site (ie,photos,links,ect) in the Forum.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, or myself, or just yell out, another member may be able to help you.
And our only wish, ‘Keep it clean’, use our Real names/with Pictures(pix from back in the day, work best for searching for Brothers, but any picture will do).
And that you please tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.

Thanks Again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,
Jesse Kelley

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