Dear Family & Friends,
I’m still in jet lag but I want to let you know that Doug Ramsey and I had an incredible time
during the U.S. Cavalry Bivouac in Fort Reno, OK which will be the new home of the U.S.
Cavalry Association as the Chairman, BG Phil Bolte and the President, Bill Tempero announced
during the Annual Meeting.
There are so many stories to relate but I can summarize them with three adjectives:
It was Memorable because of the reconnection with long time dear friends of Ed and me in the
Cavalry like Maj. Bob Seals of the Special Forces and his son, Bobby who met us and took
care of us all week. We also had the chance to make new friends like Byron Price from the OK
Press and Neil Heeney and Maj. Kevin Weber from OU. The Fiddlers Green Ceremony brought
back so many happy times with Ed as Chaplain Paul Scholtz beautifully described them during
his sermon in the Chapel…
It was Exciting as we watched the Cavalry Competitions amongst the different Horse Platoons
and stood in awe at the Pass in Review with the caisson rolling along, and Steven Barber and
Matthew Hausle from Vanilla Fire Productions capturing the events and the Cavalry Charge for
the documentary on Ed…
It was Enjoyable as we attended the Punch Bowl Ceremony where I was called to pour a bottle
of Rum after sipping a bit and feeling the hot liquid on my throat and saying “Ed you used to do
this so, here’s to WW II in the Philippines… and the Cavalry Banquet where we sang the
Cavalry songs, made Toasts and exchanged stories with old and new friends.
I would like to Congratulate and Thank all of the organizers of this year’s Cavalry Bivouac for an
outstanding reunion! I’m so proud of your great work and I’m sure Ed is too!