Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.



Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Operation Cowboy - 2d Cavalry 1945


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Troop Ships 45 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Arthur D. Lovelace Sep 9, 2018.

Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1, 2017.

Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Shannon Ryan Sep 29, 2015.

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Comment by Daniel J. Wroten on January 4, 2021 at 2:51pm
Comment by Harry Warner on January 4, 2021 at 2:08pm

This June would have marked 12 years for Oldtimers.  Wayne Dixon, Jesse Kelly, Jim Burgos, John Boyd, Sig, “keeper of the cellar” Dave Gettman, and so many others who have walked through those swinging doors of the Dragoon Saloon. Some stayed long after the others had traveled on, enjoying the warmth of the potbelly stove.  We lost a few dear friends but they’re keeping the beer chilled on Fiddlers Green.  Dave had a word for what we used to sound like but I can't think of what it was, but I invite all to turn back to page “1” and see what it was like when we were young.  

Comment by Harry Warner on January 4, 2021 at 1:38pm

Dave, have you given any thought yet as to how you’re going to stay current with the reunion?  

Comment by Harry Warner on January 4, 2021 at 1:22pm

Tom B., You could take screen shots of any photos or pages you might want and save them to whatever photo app you have. I would also suggest that any contacts you or anyone else might lose when the site goes dark keep a record of email addresses or other contact info. 
Dave was quite articulate when he described the new site as a cluster####, although I would have upset the censors had I been first to voice an opinion.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 4, 2021 at 12:14pm

Tom B., you should be able to download individual photos from your page to your computer. As for saving your page...?

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 4, 2021 at 12:12pm

Harold, NING is owned by the Russians. All they want is the American dollar. They couldn't give a damn less if we are vets.

Even their "Experts" couldn't transfer the old site over to a new one. They really screwed it up bad. Ask Harry, he's seen it. Total cluster ####! All comments are gone. All personal profiles are gone. Everything else is just a scrambled up mess. I don't see a viable solution.

Comment by harold goldstein on January 4, 2021 at 11:46am

I do not want to lose you guys.

There has got to be an answer to resolve this.

Doesn't ning know we are a bunch of old veterans

Comment by Daniel J. Wroten on January 4, 2021 at 11:21am

Dave Gettman, perhaps there's someone that knows how to transfer everything to a Facebook page??

Comment by Daniel J. Wroten on January 4, 2021 at 11:16am

Shannon, you are very close but, that would be the Infrared Periscope most likely for the Driver's night vision system. :)

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on January 4, 2021 at 10:50am

Dave or anyone else,how do I save my page and my pictures??Thanks.


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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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