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At 1:24pm on April 13, 2011, Les Masters said…

 I am still here and still avoiding anything that resembles physical labor.  Married for 35 years 3 kids three  grandkids Worked  all over South and Central America and the Carribean managing partner for several mining operations in Brazil. Mostly retired now .Living in Houston Tx

Les (Slick) Masters


At 9:22am on March 29, 2011, Dave Gettman said…
I forgot to trim my wild hair and it caught up with me, Mike. I'm good to go now...for awhile.
At 10:43am on March 28, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Good memories, Mike. Thanks for sharing them.

Still recovering from an all-nighter with Whiskey Man Saturday. Wasn't sure if I was going to live through Sunday but I think I'll be OK. Just a little drain bamage, nothing serious.

At 6:30pm on March 25, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Ha ha, I know Mike, I trusted the "official list", which has now been changed thanks to you. I was a little suspicious having two "Henry J's" in a row. That never did sit right with me until I got digging in those year books this morning because of YOU. Oh, and I found Wasson in the '64 book.

Click on these links to see the books:




At 9:52am on March 25, 2011, Dave Gettman said…


The 1961 and 1962-63 yearbooks both show Chesser (Allen B.) as the SGM. The 1964 yearbook doesn't name the Regimental Staff.

You're going to owe me a lot of push-ups!!!

At 9:21am on March 24, 2011, Dave Gettman said…
That would be Henry Chesser, from 1962 to 1964. Prior to that I don't have anything all the way back to 1941 with Henry Cohrs.
At 9:36pm on March 23, 2011, Dave Gettman said…
According to what I have, Clifford Wasson was the last Sergeant Major from 1964-67, and Sam Dornick was the first Command Sergeant Major from 1967-1970.
At 12:31pm on March 23, 2011, Wayne Dixon said…
Hello Mike, yes I worked my last year in the service before I retired.  I have been trying to obtain some of the stories, I had worked.  After they closed Stripes in Europe, all of the files were archived and put away.  I was trying through Stripes in Washington, they told me that they might be opening the files after they were changed over to digital.  Was the story a big piece ?, I might be able to check with some of the others in the Association with me and see what they might know.  You might also talk to Dave Gettman and see if they might have a copy of the article.  I'll check also with Ned Deveraux, the Cavalry Associations Editor or have Dave check with him.  I'll check through Stripes and see what I can find out and let you know.
At 10:21am on March 23, 2011, Dave Gettman said…
Sorry Mike, gotta gig you for calling it a "hat". Give me a push-up and three sit-ups Trooper! That's a "STETSON, Soldier!!"
At 10:28pm on March 22, 2011, Dave Gettman said…


Stars and Stripes has an archive on their website, but you have to buy a subscription. I'll see if mine is still good if you keep kicking me to remind me.

At 10:30am on March 7, 2011, Sigmund Fertig said…
That picture was in th English Channel and right after I took it the weather got so violent that we were not allowed on deck the rest of the day. Fortunatly I was bunked in the center of the ship ( less rocky ) I also was a city boy ( grew up in Newark, N.J. in the 50's ) I had a great job on the ship going over to Germany. One of our officers wife was pregnant so he flew with her but shiped his dogs on the Rose so I had the duty of caring for his dogs and was allowed on the deck for officers and their families.
At 11:57am on February 16, 2011, Sigmund Fertig said…
Michael, in 47 we visited relatives who lived right across from Prospect Park around Christmas time. I was just a little squirt 8 years old. We had a snow storm that dumped 2 1/2 feet on us. The police shut off Prospect Park because there was so much snow they couldn't find the lake so my dad who came from work the next day had to traverse around the park to join us. Memories of the Bronx!
At 1:11pm on February 12, 2011, Jeffrey C Havens said…
Hi Mike,yes got it yesterday,mail is a little slow here.Ca you give me some more background o the LBA? Were you personally involved in 9-11?Always wanted to get up there but never had the chance. Hope your doing well  Jeff
At 6:33pm on February 3, 2011, Dave Gettman said…
I'm sure you earned then in spades.
At 2:33pm on February 3, 2011, Dave Gettman said…
Will it prevent me from being patted down at the airport?
At 1:45pm on February 2, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Hey Michael,

Good to have you back on board. Sorry I haven't dropped you a line lately. Been running around with my tail on fire, trying to get a little done here, a little done there. Pretty hectic trying to keep up with everything, but at least I stay busy.

Hope all is well with you and yours.


At 12:03pm on January 31, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!




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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