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At 5:05pm on February 11, 2023, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday and RIP John Boyd.

At 11:41am on February 12, 2022, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…

Gone way to soon,RIP.

At 1:35pm on February 11, 2022, Shannon Ryan said…

Rest in peace John Boyd. Thinking about you on your birthday.

At 8:14pm on October 31, 2021, Bob Montgomery said…

You asked about Capt. Mick Mason.  Good Man!  I was a 1LT as S-4 in 1970 with a few weeks to ETS.  Mick walked into my office and said, "Lt you are sitting in my chair."  I got up, saluted and he made me the support platoon leader until my ETS.  I think he went on to be I Troop CO.  Mick was a pilot and at that time they had to do tours on the ground.  I think he earned a direct commission in RVN.  He was a quiet honest man and kept to himself.

I ran into him again around 1992 or so.  He was a Director at AAI corporation in Florida running a division.  I was starting my Executive Search business and he gave me work that really helped me get started.  We worked well together and he introduced me to other Exec's at AAI.  AAI became a client of mine for the next 20 years.

I owe a lot to Mick.  I lost touch with him but last knew him to be in "The Villages" in Florida.

At 7:49pm on February 12, 2020, Dave Gettman said…

Crap, I missed your birthday. And I was just thinking about you the other day.

At 10:49am on February 11, 2020, Shannon Ryan said…

Thinking about you on your birthday John Boyd.

At 12:04am on February 4, 2019, Dave Gettman said…

PCS to Fiddler's Green 04/19/2017.

At 4:52pm on August 5, 2015, William Penn Brown said…

sorry John About not being on here I had to have a kidney removed due to cancer and then I had to go back into hospital because my organs were starting to shut down on me.  I had to go on Dialisis for about six Months but I recovered from that.  I am not on Dialisis any more.  I now have renal cancer that has mastated to both of my lungs am doing fine even with that. I hope this finds you well and enjoying life.

At 9:22am on February 11, 2014, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Have a Great B-day  John.

At 9:08pm on February 4, 2014, Thomas Joseph Chavez said…

Thanks for the welcome ...!! I too am in Albuquerque.


At 11:02pm on November 25, 2013, Ed White said…

You haven't changed much John.Great to cya my old room mate

At 8:26am on September 20, 2013, Tom E. Williams said…

John go to ebay and type in border tab and they have the tab you are looking for

At 7:18am on May 22, 2013, Harry Warner said…
I was happy to see your comment about being an anchor until I realized anchors work best when they're 50 feet underwater.
Toujours Pret
At 1:16pm on May 11, 2013, Frank L Moseley said…


This Saber can be found at AtlantaCutlery.com  Go to the "Search Bar" and type in U S Dragoons saber and it will pop up. It is not on their regular catalog pages. Cost is $149.95 + S&H

I have done business with them in the past and have found the quality of products to be very good.

Toujours Pret   

Frank L Moseley Jr

At 4:00pm on April 29, 2013, harold goldstein said…

Hey John Boyd,

I had a triple bipass and an aortic valve replassed with a mechanical valve.\

And I wrote this:

     Why Cry Today


Think about the past you feel.

Feel what you're thinking now.

Remember that, that time was real,

and what you know, you realize how.


The dreams were dreamt by words you heard,

by plans you made, with those that cared.

You felt the truth although absurd,

was another time at an age we feared.


But why cry today???


We dream of times that lovers share

of a life we know and love to live.

A life of love with someone there,

     forever good or bad, we'd give.


Today I feel the days are turning,

desires feared, this moment brings.

A lesson learned that keeps me going,    

and bless the time life made me king.


At 10:57pm on April 24, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

If I just found out I was Greek, I'd be cussin' worse than that!

At 9:00pm on April 24, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Wow! I got rid of the comment, John, but it wasn't easy. I had to go into edit, then delete all the text word by word, then the picture.

At 10:15am on March 22, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

At 8:24pm on February 25, 2013, Brian Bennett said…


Though my time was years later than yours, I suspect you and I were alot alike. 2nd Cav was my first assignment and I too had plans for college and no plans to re-enlist. I signed up for 3 years and that was what I was going to do, and that is what I did. I followed my plan and got out of the Army after those first 3 years. As fate would have it though, I realized shortly after I got out that I missed it all. One of those "don't know what you got til it's gone" moments. Plus, I realized I was pretty good at being a soldier. The final fateful nail in the coffin had to do with a girl I left behind in Germany. Long story short--I was out for a whopping 11 months before I showed back up at the recruiters office and said sign me up again. That girl and I were married, I was back in Germany again and I never looked back. 




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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