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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 harold goldstein on June 7, 2020 at 11:56am
dave something is wrong with the screen. I cannot send pictures
Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 6, 2020 at 9:51pm

 So sad to think about all the sacrifice our brothers made 76 years ago for a country that's now in the process of destroying itself from within. .- Chief

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 6, 2020 at 1:01pm

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 6, 2020 at 12:59pm

Hi Frank - thanks for reminding me of D-Day -  what part  of Louisiana do you live in? I live in DeRidder..so yes buttoned-down the hatches.. Dragoon for life - Chief

Comment by Frank L Moseley on June 6, 2020 at 11:51am
Saturday, June 6, 2020 the 76th Anniversary of D-Day!
Checking in to say Hello to all! We are healthy here, but getting the Weather effects from CRISTOBAL!! The storm is heading on a beeline towards Louisiana!
Take care, be safe, stay Vigilant! Toujours Pret!
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 3, 2020 at 2:04pm

Ernie, here is the link to the Troop Portrait page, but there wasn't an M Company photo there. http://dragoonbase.com/group/troopportraits

I've got 1973, 1978, and 1980 in my collection. Any of those help?

Comment by Harry Warner on May 27, 2020 at 2:29pm

Today, My wife said to me:

Honey, get off your ass and fix that gutter downspout!

And, I want it done before the end of the day!"*

Well, as you all know, at my age, and most of my friends,

are retired and we do have the time to work on such "Honey do's"....

So, I invited some of my buddies over to help with the project.

One is a sheet metal worker.

One is a Iron Worker so he came with his welder.

One brought beer and Nachos.

One brought a grill and burgers.

Took us about 6 hours, and 30-40 beers, but we got it done

just as we finished off the last of the beer and burgers.

As usual, **the wife is still not happy !!

Can't understand, cause all us guys love it!

  Personally, I cannot wait for it to rain





Comment by harold goldstein on May 26, 2020 at 2:48pm

Comment by ErnieKeel on May 26, 2020 at 10:35am

Hey Harry, Erika is still recovering but during well all things considered. She is dealing with residual (neuropathic?) pain and is a bit in the dumps about that. Having some experience with spine/ neuro surgery I tell her that it takes some time to "fully" recover if one does fully right? They removed her C-1 vertebrae to get at tumor, (did not know you could even do that). As far a cancer ALL GOOD, thanks for asking, I appreciate it and all the well wishes from oldtimers.

Shannon glad to hear you are enjoying Tenn, 

Hey Chief, one of your Pics the label says PaPa in Wehrmacht? I had 2 uncles in it, that were killed in 43 on Russian front. I have Iron cross second class and wound badges from one or both of them. My Mom was a war bride, met my dad in 1945. She was from Koln, I was able to connect with some of my German relatives when Mom came over to visit her family in 1974.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on May 23, 2020 at 10:47am

Harold I posted that video of the battle of 73 Easting it is the video section here on the base.


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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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