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At 3:06pm on September 24, 2017, Wayne Dixon said…

Dave, I was just looking at our 8th Coronel of the Regiment, I was wondering if he might have been any relation to my old Troop CO, back in 59.  the name was spelled different    Schwietzer.  Robert l. made 4 star then didn't keep his remarks to himself, I think was reduced back to 3 star before he passed away.  He was in the pentagon.

 

At 3:05pm on September 2, 2017, Wayne Dixon said…

DAVE, Has the store closed down I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET ON, I got  on one called GATTS they said the 2AC was joined with them. I wanted to get on there and buy the Decals and some other items.

At 12:51pm on August 5, 2017, Richard Raymer said…

Haven't come across SSG Brow here in Copperascove, been back here since 1993 when I retired. But If I do come across him i will let you know.So glad to hear that he survived.

At 12:47pm on August 5, 2017, Richard Raymer said…

I remember that issue with the Sheridan. Being assigned to the S-3 back then it was due to the heater that caused the fire, Yes it was a bad situation.

At 12:52pm on August 4, 2017, John Ross said…

Thanks Dave, John Ballard has contacted me, been 44 years .I got out August 13, 1973 

At 11:55am on August 4, 2017, Richard Raymer said…

Thank's Dave, Franks was the S-3 Along with Robert Young., which whom I worked with when assigned to S-3. Both are retired now.Gen.T.Franks Is in OK. and Robert Young is living in Italy. Still looking for Troop Photo of HHT 71-74. If you happen to come across any please send. Till later.(ALWAYS READY)

At 10:43pm on August 3, 2017, John Ross said…
Thanks Dave
Been 44 years since I have been in contact with JB
At 6:31am on July 28, 2017, Siegbert Marquardt said…

Happy Birthday David

Greetings from Bayreuth

At 5:44pm on July 17, 2017, George McKay said…
Hi Dave it's been a long time. Finally back up and running. Hope your doing well
At 8:17am on July 3, 2017, Joe Sellner said…
Thanks Dave! That is kind of what I thought. A guy in his late 70's is trying to recruit me and I think he is being over zealous! Need an Occupation Ribbon for Berlin or proof of danger pay!
At 9:19pm on July 2, 2017, Joe Sellner said…
Hi Dave,
Did you receive danger pay while at the Border Camp?
Th VFW is trying to recruit me and I do not think I qualify! They said if I recieved danger pay at Camp Gates I would. I remember talking about it, but, cannot remember if we did. I would be honored to be a member of the VFW, but , do not want to be if I am not qualified. I contacted my County Service Officer and am waiting on a reply if he can find those records.

Thanks for all you do!
At 11:56am on May 24, 2017, Bill Williams said…
Yep!!! Thats the beer. Lucky you To bad I cant get it here.
At 11:36pm on April 18, 2017, Keven Gardner said…

  Dave send me your address and I will get the 72 K Troop roster to you.

At 1:46pm on April 17, 2017, Tim Adams said…

Hi Dave, I don't mind...I actually enjoyed showing it to my kids (who are now older than I was then).  I was looking for the video, but I couldn't find it.

Tim Adams

At 3:07pm on April 3, 2017, Rollin Craig Bammer said…

Dave, Yes i joined the Bindlach Group a couple of years back but never heard from anybody.  I thought maybe they all had passed on to that patrol in the sky?  I did just heard from a fellow trooper that was in another troop and frequented places i went to.  I just decided to join the Honorary US Dragoons as i is one :)  I participate in many functions as a American Legion Rider and have stood in flag lines many times including those at the new Omaha National Cemetery which is right behind me on my fence line.  Got a mission on Thursday morning to lay a wreath commemorating our involvement in WWI at the ONC.  About them recruits from Nebraska in the 1860's i don't seem to remember them?  It was a little bit before my time.  I do call myself an Old Relic...  RC Bammer

At 6:42pm on March 7, 2017, Joe Sellner said…
Dave,
What's going on? I am not able to post on old timers .
Joe
At 8:53pm on March 4, 2017, Thomas G. Carlson said…

No Gnu's in western michigan I guess that's good news....... all secure.

At 5:39am on January 29, 2017, Jack A. Miller said…

Dave, Never came anywhere Close to that. Top

At 3:10pm on January 15, 2017, Ron Lawrence said…

Unbelievable, Dave!  I knew (I use the term "knew" loosely - I "knew" him as well as an E-4 / E-5 could know an 0-5...lol) Lt. Colonel Molino when he took over 2nd Squadron sometime in either 83 or 84 (can't remember exactly).  You mean to tell me he was there as a Captain as well?

At 5:49am on January 9, 2017, Jack A. Miller said…

Dave,  All iss well on this side of the Pond. No Problems at all with knee. Top

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Colonels of the Regiment

8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888

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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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