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#1 439th Signal Battalion

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:37 AM

These images came from one of the early 1970's US Army recruiting booklets.  As a kid, I used to pour through every detail and wish that I had everything shown.

 

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#2 HolyHappiness

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:48 AM

Those are cool! Thanks for sharing!



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:45 AM

Those were also put up on the walls as a set of posters about two foot tall. As a kid in the late sixties and early seventies, I would always bug the local Recruiter into giving suff. I still have set that I got later in life. Here is the forth one I quess it is missing from the recruiting booklet.

 



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:55 AM

Those were also put up on the walls as a set of posters about two foot tall. As a kid in the late sixties and early seventies, I would always bug the local Recruiter into giving suff. I still have set that I got later in life. Here is the forth one I quess it is missing from the recruiting booklet.

 

WOW!

 

I've never seen that one.  Thanks for posting!



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 12:50 PM

Ohhh I used to have that poster man, it was also a poster, got it back when it first came out from the Recruiteing Station near where I lived, it was opened around 1974, and moved aways away down the Avenue in 1978, I enlisted at it's new location the following year.

 

I was looking for this poster on E-Bay, but didn't see it, I did however get another one that I remembered as a kid, the Ride with the famous First Team (join the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood Texas) recruiting placard.

 

A topic discussing and showing a bunch of Army Recruiting stuff.

 

http://www.usmilitar...ing-placquards/



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:01 PM

Werent these published by Life magazine for the bicentennial in 1976?

I ve has all four of these framed in my office for years...

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:37 PM

I only remember seeing them in frames in the recruiters office. Years later I bought a set of four pictures unframed. The one below,I talked the local recruiter out of in 1973, been everywhere with me my college dorm room, my first apartment, first home, and still hangs on the wall today.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:18 PM

I remember these too.  Does anyone have them in high resolution?  I would love to have them once again, I too poured over each detail until there was no detail left.  Mine are long gone and torn up.

 

If you have them in high res would you send a set to

 

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Thanks

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

if someone has high res I would like the WW2 pic for sure..

 

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:42 PM

Image (112).jpg I guess they added a couple guys in the 1980's

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 04:17 PM

Here are some scans from the 1973 booklet Today's Army wants to join you.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 04:18 PM

Here are some scans from the 1973 booklet Today's Army wants to join you.

 

 

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 04:18 PM

Here are some scans from the 1973 booklet Today's Army wants to join you.

 

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 04:19 PM

Here are some scans from the 1973 booklet Today's Army wants to join you.

 

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 04:19 PM

Here are some scans from the 1973 booklet Today's Army wants to join you.

 

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:23 AM

Werent these published by Life magazine for the bicentennial in 1976?

I ve has all four of these framed in my office for years...

No, they are products of the Army Recruiting Command. The Span-Am model was a curator at the West Point Museum. You may be familiar with his book on WW1-WW2 field equipment. He is posed wearing each nation's stuff.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:32 PM

 

That's the one I mentioned in that Topic link, the one showing all the uniforms and related equipment items per Branch, it was as mentioned one that was in large metal form, couldn't buy it, way too big :( Maybe one day I be able to get in it's poster or placard form



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:38 PM



No, they are products of the Army Recruiting Command. The Span-Am model was a curator at the West Point Museum. You may be familiar with his book on WW1-WW2 field equipment. He is posed wearing each nation's stuff.

Who's the Civil War Infantryman? They certainly picked the right fellow to model that period emoticon thumbs up.jpg Hmm, I wonder if he was a Active Duty Old Timer, like when this photo session was done, what 1973 or there abouts, he was a E-8 or something and was allowed to grow a beard just for the occasion. 


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 03:23 PM

Memory is hazy, but I think the others were models hired by the ad agency then under contract to Recruiting Command. The USMA Museum curator, I believe, was a technical advisor.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:45 PM

I spyed this poster with the Infantrymen Down Through Time poster hanging on the wall in an episode of Barney Miller, a 1976 episode, it's on the wall right before the squad room john entrance  :D 



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:28 AM

More from the same publication.  Enjoy!

 

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#22 439th Signal Battalion

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:32 AM

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#23 439th Signal Battalion

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:39 AM

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:41 AM

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