Jump to content


Photo

Paramarine Portrait


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Brig

Brig

    SENIOR MODERATOR

  • Senior Moderators
    • Member ID: 22
  • 21,954 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Crossroads of the Corps

Posted 15 October 2019 - 03:21 PM

I have not shared much in awhile, mostly because I have had an incredibly slow year. I think I've only picked up a half dozen pieces in 2019...guess I'm getting very picky these days...

 

My latest find is a portrait of "Frankie", a Paramarine taken in San Diego. I have wanted to find an original Paramarine studio portrait for a long time, and was fortunate enough to pick this one up. The seller tried to lift the matte up in look of an SSI, it's evident, and I don't believe the Marine is wearing one. Long pin of the wings is visible, and the Marine forgot to button his top button (!!!), but overall, a nice portrait...just thought some members would be interested in viewing, and felt I needed to contribute after such a dry spell

Attached Images

  • s-l1600.jpg


#2 Dirk

Dirk

    MODERATOR

  • Moderators
    • Member ID: 171
  • 3,241 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 15 October 2019 - 03:42 PM

Very nice Brig!!!

#3 patches

patches
  • Members
    • Member ID: 34,986
  • 24,165 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Queens N.Y.C.

Posted 15 October 2019 - 05:33 PM

Sweet. No patch, and no ribbons, perhaps he juust graduated from the course and is still home.



#4 Brig

Brig

    SENIOR MODERATOR

  • Senior Moderators
    • Member ID: 22
  • 21,954 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Crossroads of the Corps

Posted 15 October 2019 - 05:55 PM

That's my guess...before he shipped out. I wonder if he made it back unscathed, Paramarines seemed to have a high casualty rate

#5 patches

patches
  • Members
    • Member ID: 34,986
  • 24,165 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Queens N.Y.C.

Posted 16 October 2019 - 04:02 AM

That's my guess...before he shipped out. I wonder if he made it back unscathed, Paramarines seemed to have a high casualty rate

He could of been one of those just finished with the course when it was halted and it was decided to disband the parachute units and was sent to the 5th Marine Division instead.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users