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Operation Cowboy - 2d Cavalry 1945


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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on September 20, 2022 at 11:56am

Thanks Shannon, all is well here and the last I heard last week the fires contiue to the south of us and containment was at 69% after thefew days of rain we had, just checked, now at 98% containment, very thankful !

Comment by Shannon Ryan on September 19, 2022 at 7:19pm

 Zum Wohl!

Comment by Harry Warner on September 19, 2022 at 3:33pm
The annual Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival, kicked off on Saturday for the first time since 2019, marking the end of a two-year hiatus as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thousands sporting "Lederhosen", or leather trousers -- a typical mainstay of Bavarian culture -- flocked to the event that usually attracts around 6 million visitors to Munich a year, including tourists from around the world.
"It's a bit of an anxious moment walking through the whole crowd," one visitor said. "Once we get sitting down and having a beer we'll be alright."
Revelers sit at long communal tables to swig beer, eat sausages, pretzel or pork knuckle, and listen to oompah bands.
Munich mayor Dieter Reiter said earlier this year that the Oktoberfest, held from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3, would take place without any Covid-19 restrictions.
Comment by Harry Warner on September 19, 2022 at 3:31pm

Comment by George H Crump (Chief) on September 11, 2022 at 11:40pm

Shannon Ryan  Personally I don't care. We all were on the wall - But it's up to Sgt. Bill Clark and Rick, so email them.- Chief

Comment by Shannon Ryan on September 9, 2022 at 4:49pm

Thanks for checking in Sig glad to hear your family is safe and doing well considering the conditions. Quite a few of my friends are still up north and the mosquito fire has evacuations in effect,  my wife is in Sacramento working and between the smoke and triple digit temperature she says it's pretty bad. She will be coming back home to Tennessee on Monday. I'm glad you don't have to climb those towers anymore but I bet you miss the view and solitude. Stay well my friend.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on September 9, 2022 at 10:52am

Sig checking in this Friday AM, getting ready to head out to a HOA meeting in a few but thought I better check in since I saw some posts about concerns about the fire. All is well here we are safe on the West end of town. Fire is to the soth and east of us and winds are southeast. Looks like maybe some rain today and manyana, praying it materializes. This is going on day four now of the fire. As of last nights report from Cal Fire it has consumed 27, 319 acres/ 5% containment. 2 fatalities ( civilians ) and the air here is bad, but neither my wife or I have any breathing difficulties. The worst day was the first dat when we could see flames on the ridge to our southeast. Winds were coming toward us from the east but within an hour or so directions changed and was going away from us,  many properties have homes consumed. I retired from the Forestry Tower about 3 years ago after 6 years of volunteering. G-D has been good to us !

Comment by Shannon Ryan on September 8, 2022 at 1:28pm

Chief, is it for all, or are you keeping it to D company?

Comment by George H Crump (Chief) on September 8, 2022 at 1:06pm

Comment by Shannon Ryan on September 8, 2022 at 12:27pm

Hopefully they both will check in soon.


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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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