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Comment by harold goldstein on June 19, 2021 at 9:15am

Hey Chief,

We are honoring the Cold War Veteran this veteran's Day,


Ladies and Gentleman, today we are honoring all veterans of The Cold War.
Many of you feel the Cold War was not a shooting war, or, not known as a war. But, many of you remember during school, there were drills where you practiced how to protect yourself by hiding under your desk as if there were a bombing attack by the Russians.

Are you aware that there were 87 American pilots shot down during this Cold War?
There were clandestine operations where we still have 15 of our spies unaccounted for.
A veteran here in Coral Lakes was on the Czechoslovakian Border when they captured nine American Soldiers in 1958.
A veteran here in Coral Lakes, in 1958 went to every ominous front, such as: Germany, Korea, Alaska etc… to teach the American Military THE USE A DRONE, The very first drone. In 1958, you never heard of a drone.

Since WWII, after Berlin was divided into four parts, many convoys going from W. Germany to Berlin were carrying supplies on a prearranged safe route, were stopped to be searched, and our military locked and loaded to prevent such searches.

The Cold War was not known for combat and in most eyes it was non existent. Yet, we were there for:
The Cold War 1947–1989
Russia, China 1950-1972,
Lebanon 1958,
Bay of Pigs 1961,
Cuban Missile 1962,
Dominican Republic 1965-1966,
USS Liberty incident 1967,
Iran 1980,
Grenada 1983,
Bombing of Libya 1986,
Invasion of Panama 1989,
El Salvador Civil War 1980–1992
Beirut Deployment 1982-1984,
Persian Gulf escorts 1987-1988,

Over 500 American Ground and Sea troops were killed in battle

So, this year We Are Honoring the invisible soldiers who served attempting to prevent Wars while holding our values and were never recognized for their service.

Outside of those who served within WWII, Korea, and Vietnam campaigns, please stand and allow us to applaud you for serving, when you did, and where you did, to help preserve our American Democracy.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on June 16, 2021 at 12:28pm

Tom,sorry for your loss try to stay strong.

Comment by Harry Warner on June 16, 2021 at 10:13am

Tom, so very sorry for the loss for you and your family.  In a perfect world, we would go before our children.  Sincere sympathies.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 16, 2021 at 9:48am

Sig, glad to here your lovely bride is making progress. Keep on her!

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 16, 2021 at 9:47am

So sorry to hear that, Tom. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Comment by harold goldstein on June 16, 2021 at 7:57am

So sorry Tom, Prayers.

From my 3 daughter in laws, one who divorced my oldest son, she calls me Dad since the day they married till today,  the other two call me Harold or "H" since they were married.  Interesting.

Comment by Keven Gardner on June 16, 2021 at 12:06am

 Sorry to hear that Thomas! Prayers for you and family.

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on June 15, 2021 at 9:37pm

I am in a bit of a shock, My step daughter died .. I always thought of her as my own she even called me Dad.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 13, 2021 at 7:39pm

Dave, things are going slow but progressing, hanging in there taking care of my bride !

Comment by George H Crump (Chief) on June 13, 2021 at 5:21pm


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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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