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#301 patches

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:07 PM

Seeing that Ad for The Continental Insurance Companies reminded me of that Revolutionary War Soldier they used for their company, I remember this as a kid and loved to look at the placard in the window of one of their offices nearby where I went to school in the late 60s into the 70s. So I looked and found an up close image of it. I was also surprised that the use of a Revolutionary War Soldier for the company goes way way back before this 50s-60s depiction, as seen here in this undated vintage Ad for the company I also found.

 

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:02 PM

A bunch to add tonight.

 

Back in 2010, The Massachusetts National Guard celebrates a birthday, yes it's 373d Birthday at Salem. A group of reenactors of a 17th Century Militia unit is present for the occasion, who's commander renders a salute to the current commanders of the Mass NG.

 

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:06 PM

Chow time at Anzio.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:12 PM

A rare view of a Merchant Marine in a Square Rig Uniform. Not sure if the one in Working Blues is MM, probably though.

 

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:15 PM

John Wayne at Fort Benning during a break in shooting The Green Berets in 1967.

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:24 PM

One of Castro' hombres wearing a  B-15 Flight jacket

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 06:50 PM

Not a Online foto find, but one scanned in one of my books, the  Vol I 1965-1967 1st Infantry Division yearbook, just didn't know where to post it, so we'll post it here.

 

 

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A GI of an unknown Infantry Battalion of the Big Red One sometime in late 1966-early 1967 with a severe face and head wound, looks like a eye wound thrown in for good measure. What incredible grit, was my first reaction in seeing the foto.


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:14 PM

No real info.Came from an NCO association site.THink it was labled CCullen

 

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:19 PM

Culin was well known...

 

Sgt. Curtis G. Culin III

A member of New Jersey’s 102nd Cavalry Squadron, Sgt.. Culin developed the idea of taking the iron road obstacles placed by the retreating Germans, fabricating them into a ‘plow’ affixed to the front of a tank that then allows it to ‘cut’ its way through hedgerows in WWII. This allowed the tanks to break through in any unpredictable location, confounding the enemy’s traps. Known as “rhino tanks” more than 300 were equipped and help to speed up the Allied advance. Sergeant Culin was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal for his idea. [momument ]



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:39 PM

A couple of GIs, one from the Korean era, a paratrooper circa 1952-53, no patch seen, so it could be 82nd, or the 11th, or the 508th RCT, and one from Vietnam 1971 unit unknown..

 

 

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The Paratrooper Sergeant looks like an old timer, suspect he started out in the Triple Nickles in WWII.

 

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:14 AM


Culin was well known...


 


Sgt. Curtis G. Culin III


A member of New Jerseys 102nd Cavalry Squadron, Sgt.. Culin developed the idea of taking the iron road obstacles placed by the retreating Germans, fabricating them into a plow affixed to the front of a tank that then allows it to cut its way through hedgerows in WWII. This allowed the tanks to break through in any unpredictable location, confounding the enemys traps. Known as rhino tanks more than 300 were equipped and help to speed up the Allied advance. Sergeant Culin was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal for his idea. [momument ]


Great to see his picture. I've read about him in several books but don't remember seeing a picture of him before. Nice to put a face to the name.
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Posted 28 May 2018 - 05:22 PM

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Not U.S. I know but cool fotos I just found none the less, these are current French Soldiers in Horizon Blue at I think the 2014 Bastille Day parade, a commemorative affair as well for the outbreak of the Great War, though in this case the Troops should be attired in Dark Blue, and Red pants, 1914 gear etc etc. Seems at least a couple Europeans do this a lot, I know the Russian had huge formations years back parading in WWII uniforms and gear in Moscow, apart from very small units, like those Cav type units, we don't seem do do this, this huge outfitting of mass formations in complete vintage and accurate uniforms, helmets, gear and weapons.


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 12:26 PM

Found this one on the net the other day. namtiger.jpg




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