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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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

Started by Jeff Jarriel Aug 17, 2019.

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

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by MARK PILLOW Aug 16, 2019.

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Comment by Dave Gettman 16 hours ago

May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'I TOLD YOU TO BRING A COUPLE RIBEYES HOME FOR DINNER. E.GILLESPIE'

Comment by Dave Gettman 16 hours ago

Thank you, Robert. Much appreciated!

Comment by gene gunia yesterday

sig,yeah we probably did and also  possibly in nj.we lived in monroe twp. nesr spotswood ,frequented the freehold mall and also the lumber co. across rt.33.i read a long while back that you lived around that area.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig yesterday

Hey Gene, I'd say we crossed paths on the Buckner Feb. 58 but I had the honor of taking care of a dog that belonged to a Lt. in our company who got to fly over with his wife who was pregnant at the time !

Comment by harold goldstein yesterday

Those are some notes I kept like a kids Journal

Comment by harold goldstein yesterday

Gene, that was my 15 minutes of fame, being on an Embassy Net,  private secret frequencies, coding with the Pentagon and then being relieved of duty as they wanted an OFFICER GROUP and after two + weeks sent us back to Nuremburg.

We were billited by the Air Force base in HOF and it was exciting to see a Regiment at the ready.  

We were operating in the Air Force Parking lot.

It was all Top Sectret Confidential stuff but they never told me to kleep it that way when I left.  But thinking about it, it still might be Top Secret. 

Sig and I seem to be the only ones that know about it now.

Comment by Robert Burns Wadley on Monday

Hello Dave:  I believe you.  I do not ever recall seeing as many challenge coins in one place, ever.  And, from what I have learned about you over the years, it is my opinion that you have earned the right to all accolades that go to one who has put a great deal of time and effort into preserving the stories, history, and artifacts of of a group of men who saw their duty and did it. I do not think that I am alone in feeling honored to share space with you. My thanks and appreciation for all that you do...

Comment by gene gunia on Sunday

harold,i gyroed over in feb 1958 with the bn. on the buckner{now scraped]. i was a scout and did the border but  i have no recollection of that event. was a long time ago!

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on Sunday

Good Morning to all you OLD border rats, have a fine Sunday !

Comment by Dave Gettman on Sunday

This one lives in my pocket.


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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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