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At 4:41pm on February 13, 2011, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
jeff,hope you have a Happy Birthday and a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And no handyman work today!!!!!!
At 2:37pm on February 13, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 9:41am on February 13, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Happy birthday Jeff!

At 3:21pm on February 12, 2011, michael ruotolo said…
Jeff, hi. Yes I was a Lt. with the N.Y.P.D. I was with the Dept from May 3, 1965 to July 1992. I was not on the job for 911 but I lost two very close friends. They were truly heros. I miss them dearly but I know they are in a better place. When the planes hit the towers I was 15 blocks away. After the shock of the incident I wanted to run to ground zero but I was the Director of Security at Fashion Institute of Technology. I had 20,000 people who needed me there. It was a day burned into my brain and will remain there till the day I die. Stay well my friend-Mike
At 10:20am on February 12, 2011, michael ruotolo said…
Good morning Jeffrey, did you get your card yet, please let me know-Mike
At 9:53pm on February 7, 2011, rick reames said…
Hey Jeff,we probably did bump into each other at some time.The ROCK wasn't that big.West Liberty is about 65 miles NW of Columbus.It's a small berg.That is a nice hat you have.Hope you're staying warm.    Rick
At 9:14am on January 28, 2011, Dave Gettman said…
My pleasure, Jeff. Gotta use it before I lose it!
At 12:22pm on January 27, 2011, Dave Gettman said…





At 12:18pm on January 27, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

That's an original from the 1880's. Don't find many around and they don't come cheap.

Bought an entire set of collar brass from WW I with every lettered troop A-L, HQ, and Machine Gun Troop. Gave them to our museum. Also donated officers crossed sabers from a few lettered troops, the Regimental Adjutant, and a veterinarian.





At 11:04pm on January 22, 2011, Randy Garbrick said…

Hey Jeff,

That whole Olympic thing opened a new can of worms didn't it.It kept us looking over our shoulders always.    Randy G.

At 12:52pm on January 19, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

I stayed high and dry, Jeff. Beautiful sunny day today, but more rain tomorrow. I've only seen flooding once in 57 years in my neighborhood, while areas all around were under water.

As for border units, try these websites...

US Army Border Operations In Germany 1945-1983


USAREUR Units and Kasernes 1945-89


On the second site, pay particular attention to the black and white photo that makes up the background for the opening page. At the bottom you will see some people standing in an archway. The little bald guy on the right is my dad! The website owner thinks the photo came from an occupation era Stars and Stripes but can't remember. I haven't been able to track down the photo but I know that is my dad, likely in Austria when he was the Displaced Persons Officer for three different major commands from 1945-47.


At 1:46pm on January 9, 2011, Tim Walczyk 94B Cook said…
Hi Jeff. Hello to a fellow A Trooper!!!! I don't know how much things might of changed between our times, but yes, it was still cold and snowy. Being a 94B Cook I got to see everyones face everyday. I was so young when I was there. I turned 17 at the end of March 81, and Aug.81 I was in A Troop Christensen Barracks. WOW, what a head spinner. I wouldn't trade this experience for the world. All my best to you Jeff - Tim.
At 5:03pm on December 17, 2010, R C Johnson said…

Your right, we all had to stop smoking, like you I have had a angel watching over me for a long time.  I do miss my friends from Germany, but I don't miss those cold ass days in the feild, this south Texas boy wasn't used to that.  RC

At 9:35pm on December 15, 2010, R C Johnson said…

Jeffery, what the hell are ya smokin, with the big shit eatin grin on your face in the photo?  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!  RC

At 4:35pm on November 28, 2010, Mike Stone said…
Jeff, ok please tell me where you got the hat at
At 4:05pm on November 28, 2010, Mike Stone said…
Jeff, where did you order the hat at? I would like to order one like it, where do ya live?
At 1:13pm on November 23, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Glad I could help out, my brother.
At 6:05pm on September 27, 2010, mike flewelling said…
I was tin c troop in 82-84 and I seem to remember hearing somthing about that. never burnd one down but we had a cracked hull untill they exchanged it.
At 2:43pm on September 2, 2010, R C Johnson said…
Jeffery, thanx for the reply, as a mech I don't remember fixin that much stuff, I think I put one clutch in a 2 1/2 trk, other than that I pull a hell of a lot of engines out of 60's and 109's with tank wrecker. Most of the time we just partied our asses off. We went to a shit load of concerts. After I got out I had several different jobs, milwright, carpenter, whatever was available, after a divorce I got tired of gettin drunk ever night and went back to night school. Started working offshore, fell in love with the ocean and working out there, had to retire in '03 due to a back injury. But all is good now, I was really afraid my wife and I would have trouble with me being home all the time, because ever since she knew me, I was gone about 85% of the time, working off, but my fear was unfounded, she has been a trooper. More later RC
At 10:59pm on August 19, 2010, STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR said…
First Sergeant Renreria was our Top in 1980. I am not sure of the exact spelling. was a good man.




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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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