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Fiddler's Green (For Cavalry People)

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by GreenBeret1631, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Halfway down the Trail to Hell
    In a shady meadow green,
    Are the Souls of all dead troopers camped
    Near a good old-time canteen,
    And this eternal resting place
    is known as Fiddlers' Green.

    Marching past, straight through to Hell,
    The Infantry are seen,
    Accompanied by the Engineers,
    Artillery and Marine,
    For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
    Dismount at Fiddlers' Green.

    Though some go curving down the trail
    To seek a warmer scene,
    No trooper ever gets to Hell
    Ere he's emptied his canteen,
    And so rides back to drink again
    With friends at Fiddlers' Green.

    And so when man and horse go down
    Beneath a saber keen.
    Or in a roaring charge of fierce melee
    You stop a bullet clean,
    And the hostiles come to get your scalp,
    Just empty your canteen,
    And put your pistol to your head
    And go to Fiddlers' Green.
     
  2. trapfan

    trapfan Got Glock?

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    My late father was in the the First Recon Squadron of the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment from 60-62 when the Berlin Wall was put up. In one of his Army year books is that very poem. I thought that poem was specific to the 2nd ACR. Guess it applies to all cavalry troopers....Scouts out!
     


  3. AirCav

    AirCav Out Front! CLM

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    When a new pilot is "breaking-in/christening" his new Stetson, he is required to recite Fiddler's Green.

    Old Bill, spurs, Stetsons, Fiddler's Green, horses (steel or otherwise), Garry Owen, and of course, "napalm in the morning". All great traditions of America's Cavalry.

    If you ain't Cav, you ain't ****! ;?
     
  4. RussP

    RussP Moderator

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    You guys sure do have attitude............
























    Respectfully said...of course!!

    ;? ;? ;?
     
  5. Tennessee Slim

    Tennessee Slim Señor Member CLM

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    If you are Cav, you are ****, but your **** don't stink!!

     
  6. AirCav

    AirCav Out Front! CLM

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    There's someone that's been there! ^c ;c
     
  7. RussP

    RussP Moderator

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    Where's HerrGlock??? Thought for sure he'd weigh in on this...;f
     
  8. reconvic

    reconvic Recon Marine

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    Some of us Marines may take offence to that, but most all Marines know " We don't have to toot our horns" History does it for us.
    OOOOHHHH RAAHHHHHHHHH
    Semper FI







    [​IMG]
     
  9. Fiddlers Green has been around since the Civil War. I don't recall it saying anything bad about Marines. The only mention was that Marines and others don't get to stop at the 'Green, because they are not Cavalrymen.
     
  10. reconvic

    reconvic Recon Marine

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    I was pulling on your ripcord a bit. It takes all the Armed Forces to make the USA as strong as we are.
    Semper Fi









     
  11. RussP

    RussP Moderator

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    Guess FAC was the best of inter-service jobs.

    Air Force FAC responds to Army "advisors" with indigenious troops calling for close-air-support.

    We call for fighter/bomber support and get flights from Air Force, Navy and Marine air units.

    Did I miss anyone?

    ;f ;f ;f
     
  12. No comment on the pic I attached? I thought that it was one of the best ones I have seen lately. That Marine is a true hero!

    Aside from that:

    Notice, that I never mentioned all those PIO types assigned to Marine units, to keep them in the media? ;f
     
  13. RussP

    RussP Moderator

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    [​IMG]

    There are few words that need saying...
     
  14. reconvic

    reconvic Recon Marine

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    Bro, I understand where that Marine is coming from trust me. I said it before and will again was meant only as a joke!
    Semper Fi









     
  15. ynot

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    BLACKHORSE, FIND THE BASTARDS AND PILE ON! all branches combine to make the total fighting force. SOUTHEAST ASIA WAR GAMES PARTICIPANT.
    sure was nice when tac air showed up. ALLONS!
     
  16. kawalerzysta

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    2nd Dragoons have specific poem/song. It is called "Hit the leather and Ride". Song sucks, not very melodic. Had to learn it for my Spur Ride. ;f
     
  17. kawalerzysta

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    To all fellow Cav Troopers. Anybody has to share funny stories from Spur Rides?
     
  18. RussP

    RussP Moderator

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    Help an Air Force type...What is a Spur Ride?
     
  19. xcrewman

    xcrewman Desk Jockey

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  20. Sweet

    Sweet

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    I started in F Trp 3rd Plt 2/11th then went to HHT 2/11th S-3 I was "Battle Three Delta" for 2 years then spent 3 months in G Trp then home!

    If you were over in Doha during 11JULY91 for Operation Positive Force were you ever contacted about U-238 ?

    88'-91'

    ALLONS!