Taps

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"Taps"


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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 Marines,

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.




The origin and author of Fiddlers' Green is unknown. It was believed to have originated in the 1800's and was composed as a song sung by the soldiers of the 6th and 7th Cavalry. Its first known appearance in published form was in a 1923 Cavalry Journal.








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 17th CAVALRY
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November 15 1966 - August 18 1971

Page Updated: 07/01/2014

DATE   LAST NAME FIRST NAME RANK CITY STATE
15-Nov-66   Daniels Walter SSGT MOBILE AL
15-Nov-66   Shaw Thomas SP4 MILWAUKEE WI
15-Nov-66   Mitchell Thomas SP4 MILWAUKEE WI
5-Jan-67   Hargett John SSGT SHIRLEY MA
7-Jan-67   Cazanas-Diaz Edwardo SP4 PROVIDENCE RI
17-May-67   Huffman Gerald PFC NEWPORT OR
23-Nov-67   Cloud Joseph SGT PLEASANTON CA
7-Feb-68   Butler Lionel SSGT TACOMA WA
7-Feb-68   Holguin Ismael SP4 BIG SPRING TX
7-Feb-68   Newberry Lewis SP4 EAST LONGMEADOW MA
7-Feb-68   Wetjen Gordon SP4 HOMESTEAD IA
10-Feb-68   Rye Dillard SSGT DOS PALOS CA
13-Feb-68   Adams Ronnie SGT IOWA PARK TX
13-Feb-68   Smart Lester SP4 KING CITY CA
23-Feb-68   Pingel Wayne SP4 FLINT MI
23-Feb-68   Shipman Willie PFC BLADENBORO NC
15-Mar-68   Katterhenry Leroy SGT COLUMBUS OH
21-May-68   Biesiada Richard SGT SAYREVILLE NJ
21-May-68   James Starkey SGT CAMPBELL CA
21-May-68   David Robert CPL ALBUQUERQUE NM
21-May-68   Singletary Alton SFC MADISON FL
23-May-68   Thompson Daniel SGT WANYE NJ
18-Jun-68   Conolly Sidney SP4 CORPUS CHRISTI TX
17-Oct-68   Murphy Timothy J, SSG GREEN BAY WI
30-Oct-68   Bell Jim SGT LAS VEGAS NV
30-Oct-68   Howard James CPL MADISON TN
30-Oct-68   Moline Kevin CPL ALLEN PARK MI
1-Jan-69   Jones Carl SP4 MC CLURE PA
14-Apr-69   Holmes Michael SP4 ST LOUIS MO
4-May-69   Heinrich Gregory PFC WEST ALLIS WI
4-May-69   Karpy Joseph SP4 CANONSBURG PA
4-May-69   Overton William 1LT DECATUR AL
4-May-69   Sweet Richard PFC CRYSTAL MN
11-June-69   Hopkins Mylon R SP4 MAULDIN SC
12-June-69   Murray Dennis SP4 GLEN COVE NY
14-Jul-69   Davis Willie CPL WINNSBORO SC
14-Sep-69   Koonce Michael PVT RIPLEY TN
14-Sep-69   Ray Dewey PFC FRANKFORT MI
14-Sep-69   Sweet Larry SGT DUMAS TX
18-Nov-69   Gouldin Thomas CPL WOODFORD VA
26-Dec-69   Brown Roger SP4 BLAIRSVILLE GA
26-Dec-69   McCann Vincent CPL HOLYOKE MS
27-Dec-69   Zabrowski Louis CPL OMAHA NE
9-Jan-70   Kays Jerry PFC SULPHUR KY
1-Feb-70   Craig Edward SP4 LIBERAL KS
20- Feb-70   Higgins Kenneth SP4 FAIRFIELD ME
20-Feb-70   Harbour Dexter SP4 ULYSSES KS
20-Feb-70   Hinson Reggie SP4 LOGANSPORT IN
20-Feb-70   Joy Dennis PFC IMPERIAL CA
20-Feb-70   Medley Charles SP4 SPRINGFIELD KY
20-Feb-70   Miller Leon SSGT LOUISVILLE KY
20-Feb-70   Porter Thomas CPL WAVERLY IA
20-Feb-70   Wilson Robert PFC CHICAGO IL
20-Feb-70   Zimmerman Gordon SFC SIOUX CITY IA
16-Mar-70   Burkett Gary SP4 MUSKOGEE OK
1-Apr-70   La Fave Russell PFC MANCHESTER NH
10-Apr-70   Mabee Douglas 1LT MANSFIELD OH
2-July-70   Mitchel John SP4 AMERICAN FALLS ID
2-Jul-70   Carver Randall SP4 THREE OAKS MI
2-Jul-70   Emanuel William SP4 SHREVEPORT LA
2-Jul-70   Merz James PFC ROYAL OAK MI
2-Jul-70   Miller David 1LT LANSING MI
6-jULY-70   Benton Charle PVT2 GOLDSBORO NC
7-Jul-70   Reber Kenneth PFC ROSEBURG OR
26-Jul-70   Rasey Larry SP4 TAFT CA
5-Sep-70   Gniewek Kenneth CPL EAST DETROIT MI
1-Oct-70   Olson Mark PFC PLANO IL
23-Jan-70   Burruso Joseph SP4 SAN FRANCISCO CA
21-Dec -70   Gibbs Eugene PFC HAMMOND IN
31-Dec-70   Gerten Ronald CPL TECUMSEH MI
31-Dec-70   Orsini John SP4 DENVER CITY TX
23-Jan-71   Marr George SP4 TROY VA
4-Mar-71   Spence George SGT NEW YOUK NY
7-Apr-71   Morgan Richard CPL AKRON OH
26-Apr-71   Wood David 1LT DOUGLASVILLE GA
27-Apr-71   Bingham Tony SP4 HIGH POINT NC
27-Apr-71   Likely Richard (Stoney) CPL NEWTON MA
29-Apr-71   Bradford Terrill SP5 TULLAHOMA TN
14-May-71   Dewine Robert SGT LIMA OH
14-May-71   Scoggin Allen SSG NUCLA CO
14-May-71   Donald Poke CPL Kansas City KS
14-May-71   Edward Heasley PFC BUTLER PA
14-May-71   Cooper Jeffery CPL HUNTSVILLE AL
12-Jun-71   Benton Carroll SGT CAPE GIRARDEAU MO
30-Jun-71   Morris Patrick SP4 SPANAWAY WA
30-Jun71   Houston John SP4 INDEPENDENCE MO
30-Jun-71   O Neal Steven SP4 FT WAYNE IN
30-Jun-71   Bridges Phillip SP4 TIPTON CA
5-Aug-71   Curran Robert SP4 AURORA IL
5-Aug-71   Naffziger Marshall SP4 EMDEN IL
5-Aug-71   Reamer James SSGT MILWAUKEE WI
18-Aug-71   Kuykendall Willie PFC BATESVILLE MS
18-Aug-71   Weaks Melvin PFC CONCORD NC



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