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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get something set up.
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.
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?
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 email@example.com Tojours Pret Bro
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.
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.
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