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Since you asked... 4 Replies

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by Jeff Jarriel Aug 18, 2019.

That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

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Another Border Story. Almost accidental WWIII... 1 Reply

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Comment by Dave Gettman on November 10, 2019 at 12:04pm

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 10, 2019 at 12:03pm

They had a small private ceremony for me in that same room when the Reed Museum was rededicated in July 2011. My name is the first one in the museum guestbook.

Comment by harold goldstein on November 10, 2019 at 12:02pm

In 1986 Pompeo graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He majored in Engineering Management. From 1986 to 1991 Pompeo served in the US Army as an Armor Officer with the West Germany based 2nd Squadron 7th Cavalry in the 4th Infantry Division

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 10, 2019 at 11:59am

Pompeo was inducted into the Honorary Squadron of 2d Dragoons at the Reed Museum during his visit. There is a video here at Stars & Stripes and a photo of Pompeo in the back of a Stryker.

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on November 10, 2019 at 11:55am

Comment by MARK PILLOW on November 10, 2019 at 11:36am

This is not a political comment. I found it reassuring somehow that Mike Pompeo couldn't resist a trip to the old haunts of the 2ACR. Like all of us - we like to revisit the scene of the finest moment in our lives to draw strength in troubling times.

Does anyone know any of the details of his visit? I don't think he can fit thru a hatch anymore  - but did he visit the simulators we spent so much time in?

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on November 8, 2019 at 6:13pm

Where in the hell has the time gone? Cannot believe today 30 years ago the Berlin wall came down, which basically put the 2nd Cav.out of a business. And then I realize also this month 20 Nov.1976 was 43 years ago when a young outstanding trooper name Sgt. Charles W Price 22 years old died in a:car accident, traveling on the back road on a freezing night from the rock to Bayreuth loss control of his car and hit a tree. Next month on Dec.3 he would have been 65 years old. Take care Chuck,and leave a little space for me in Fiddlers Green

Comment by Frank L Moseley on November 6, 2019 at 6:36pm

Good Wednesday Afternoon Brother Troopers and Oldtimers ... .. 

Checking in to say hello and read the discussions. The weather, here in Thonotosassa, FL is finally beginning to moderate. Still in the mid to upper 80s during the day but dipping into the lower 70s at night. Looks like we have a cool front, this weekend, that may bring in some upper 50s.

HAROLD: looks like you had a great time on the Honor Flight trip to DC. Nice pictures.  Job well done. Toujours Pret!

Went to the Doctor's office for my 6 month Check up, a week or so ago. Everything is within parameters. All knee, hip and shoulder joints are mine and working fine. Need to work on getting the weight back down towards 210 lb.

Can't believe that 74 years of age, I take no BP meds, no cholesterol meds, and just OTC Pain medicines as needed. I do have a Testosterone shot every 3 weeks.

Hope that everyone is doing all right. Take care, Live the Example.

Toujours Pret!!

Comment by Shannon Ryan on November 6, 2019 at 3:49pm

Outstanding  job Harold, well done you represented us very well. Someday I would like to make that flight.

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 6, 2019 at 11:50am

I second Harry's comment.


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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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