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At 9:44pm on December 20, 2017, bill rafferty said…

I'll catch up to you after the holidays.  Buon Natale!!!   Been married to a siciliana for 37 yrs.

At 3:30pm on December 20, 2017, bill rafferty said…

I know that you just sent me something but i wasn't on the Dragoon Base website. Say again?

At 4:57pm on December 19, 2017, bill rafferty said…

Hi Tony-pulled guard duty with you once at the ammo dump.Iwas in radar.

At 11:34pm on February 18, 2015, Bernard Turner said…


If you look at the Troop photo from 1774 I am on the bottom  left. count six guys left  to right. Don't be hard on yourself, the most importiant thing is you are alive, retired and still above ground. I live in Gaithersburg, MD so it won't be a long drive for me. Keep in touch and I hope to see in October.


At 9:50pm on February 15, 2015, Bernard Turner said…


Great to hear from you. Let me help you remember me. I was the only Black guy on Pond Barracks who could speak fluent German. Back in those days you were a tight NCO. You did not loosen up until you got short. We  started to get to know each other on your way out.. I remember you talking about going back to NJ to be a Cop. I had to get out of the Army in 1977 to get out of Combat Arms. I went back in 1978 got into Supply and stayed until retirement 1994. I got out as SFC/E7, went to Univ of Maryland and now I do Contracts for the U.S. Department of State. I got about 3 more years and I will retire for good. Oh, I got the chance to be stationed in Italy for 13 years. The Army was good to me. Hope to see you in PA this year. Last year I was the only Trooper from I Troop. Ciao and keep in touch.  


At 6:24pm on December 25, 2013, Bernard Turner said…

Tony the WOP Amalfitano. You use to call yourself that back in the day.

I remember when you left the Army. Bernard Turner, I ran with Steven Carpenter.

At 11:59am on September 27, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 11:55am on September 27, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all us at DragoonBase!!!
At 9:42am on September 28, 2009, Anthony Amalfitano said…
THANK YOU! Had family and friends over, did wings and such while watching the Giants, Jets, and Nascar at the same time!
At 11:08pm on September 27, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…
Happy Birthday Anthony

Wishing you many more!!!
From all of us at DragoonBase.
At 9:05pm on September 3, 2009, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Good to see another Pond Barracks trooper on the site.Where have all these years gone.Amberg was a real nice town!!!!!!!!
At 5:45pm on September 3, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Anthony,
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.
Make sure you stop by and read the latest Tacoma Dave ‘Triva Quiz’, learn some 2nd Cav history and you can even win a kool prize.
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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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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.


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