close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Fiddler's Green (For Cavalry People)

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


  1. GreenBeret1631

    GreenBeret1631
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    430
    1
    Location:
    Pacific NW - Puget Sound
    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.
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. trapfan

    trapfan
    Expand Collapse
    Got Glock?

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2001
    245
    0
    Location:
    Michigan, U.S.A
    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
    Expand Collapse
    Out Front!
    CLM

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2000
    1,896
    157
    Location:
    Tennessee
    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
    Expand Collapse
    Moderator
    1. The JBT's

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    33,123
    2,423
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    You guys sure do have attitude............
























    Respectfully said...of course!!

    ;? ;? ;?
     
  5. Tennessee Slim

    Tennessee Slim
    Expand Collapse
    Señor Member
    CLM

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    4,413
    0
    Location:
    Mucus City, USA
    If you are Cav, you are ****, but your **** don't stink!!

     
  6. AirCav

    AirCav
    Expand Collapse
    Out Front!
    CLM

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2000
    1,896
    157
    Location:
    Tennessee
    There's someone that's been there! ^c ;c
     
  7. RussP

    RussP
    Expand Collapse
    Moderator
    1. The JBT's

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    33,123
    2,423
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    Where's HerrGlock??? Thought for sure he'd weigh in on this...;f
     
  8. reconvic

    reconvic
    Expand Collapse
    Recon Marine

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    268
    0
    Location:
    Mesa, Az.
    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. GreenBeret1631

    GreenBeret1631
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    430
    1
    Location:
    Pacific NW - Puget Sound
    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
    Expand Collapse
    Recon Marine

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    268
    0
    Location:
    Mesa, Az.
    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
    Expand Collapse
    Moderator
    1. The JBT's

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    33,123
    2,423
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    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. GreenBeret1631

    GreenBeret1631
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    430
    1
    Location:
    Pacific NW - Puget Sound
    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
    Expand Collapse
    Moderator
    1. The JBT's

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    33,123
    2,423
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    [​IMG]

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

    reconvic
    Expand Collapse
    Recon Marine

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    268
    0
    Location:
    Mesa, Az.
    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

    ynot
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    153
    0
    Location:
    NC
    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

    kawalerzysta
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    266
    8
    Location:
    Mt Pocono, Pa
    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

    kawalerzysta
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    266
    8
    Location:
    Mt Pocono, Pa
    To all fellow Cav Troopers. Anybody has to share funny stories from Spur Rides?
     
  18. RussP

    RussP
    Expand Collapse
    Moderator
    1. The JBT's

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    33,123
    2,423
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    Help an Air Force type...What is a Spur Ride?
     
  19. xcrewman

    xcrewman
    Expand Collapse
    Desk Jockey

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2001
    281
    0
    Location:
    Death Valley, CA
  20. Sweet

    Sweet
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    167
    0
    Location:
    under a bridge

    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!