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At 3:47pm on July 1, 2015, James Wright said…

Hey, Eric. I remember you. I was in HHT from Dec '70 til Apr '72. I was in ground surveillance and on the border until May '71. SSGT Archie was our NCO. I can't remember the other guy that came in about the same time as you. I just know that after you got there, I never went back to the border and ended up driving for the CO. That seems like a long time ago, but sometimes the memories come back easily.  

At 7:11pm on March 31, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

Hey Eric,

Do you know a guy named Jesse Kelley, was in F Troop 1972-75? He's got a pretty good video on here that he put together for guys from F Troop back then. It's on the main page in the video section.

At 7:06pm on March 31, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

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Welcome to Dragoon Base, Eric

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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.


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