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deddygetty

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    Tacoma, Washington
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    Military history, particularly the 2d Cavalry Regiment, 99th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, and 72d Tank Battalion.
  1. Any clues as to the period this banner case may have served and the material? The 2nd Cavalry has a long history at Fort Riley dating back to 1853 but hasn't been there since 1942, so that narrows it down to 89 years.
  2. Welcome Kenton. The FNG remark kind of gave you away. Thank you for your service.
  3. Welcome Carfin. I think I had some ancestors from the Alsace-Lorraine area on my mom's side of the family.
  4. Any thoughts of bringing it up for SEAFAIR?
  5. Welcome, TNBandit. My dad (left) had a Springfield 1903 he used in competition from 1928 until 1948. While dad was in VN 1966-67 my older brother was using the rifle for hunting deer. He and his buddy did a do-it-yourself sporterize on the stock. I thought my dad was going to kill him when he found out. I gave the rifle to a friend in 1989 several years after my dad died. I still have that sling in the picture though. He also had an 1873 trapdoor Springfield. When he came home from Korea in 1962 I took it upon myself to clean the rust off it with sandpaper as a surprise for him. Yeah,
  6. Dad was with 99th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized), 99th Infantry Division during WWII. No CIB for him as he was Cavalry branch, trained and training cadre at Cavalry Replacement Training Center, Ft. Riley, Kansas (attached photo). He is the little guy in the center without jacket, Cpl. Gettman. Staff Sergeant MOS 761 platoon sergeant - after battlefield commission to 2d Lieutenant MOS 1620 platoon leader.
  7. Great displays! Thank you for sharing. Does anyone have a photo example of what a pre-1851 US Dragoon regimental quartermaster rank would look like? I'm looking for a photo to display with a profile for the RQM of the 2d Dragoons, Henry Stonemetz, who drowned in the River Bosque, Texas, 9 May 1849. Illustrations are fine. Thank you in advance for any help.
  8. I appreciate the offer. I don't want to muck up the great forum you folks have here with FB politics. If you're curious though, I can PM details.
  9. Much appreciated. Would love to check out your collection on Facebook, but unfortunately I've been banned from there for life because I posted this photo of our current 2d Cavalry Association president.
  10. Welcome Bram. My dad was east of there with the 99th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop; Aubel, Elsenborn, Sourbrodt, Honsfeld, Montenau, St. Jean-Sart…..
  11. That's my scanner. It is more yellow than appears in the photo.
  12. I've been told this is WW I 2d Cavalry. Can anyone confirm or deny? I know it is a First Army patch, but the "2" and the yellow section on the bottom suggests 2d Cavalry. What I find very interesting on this patch is how the "2" was later subdued. The original "2" is bright gold with a piece of grey yarn sewn over it
  13. I found ten of these at a little surplus store near my house about fifteen years ago while scanning for DI's to put in a shadowbox honoring my dad. I couldn't believe my eyes! Exactly as described in dad's unit history from WW II, "FOREVER FORWARD - HISTORY OF: 99TH RECONNAISSANCE TROOP"... ...all were essential for success - a success that can be symbolized by a badge, authorized by the War Department to be worn by members of the troop. This badge was on a blue oval, a gold caltrop imbrued proper above a blue scroll with the motto: “Forever Forward” in gold lettering. The blue in the fiel
  14. That is disheartening. So the guys of the 2nd Tank Battalion never saw these? Like the guys of the 99th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop never saw this DI.
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