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    My interests are US militaria (to be more specific Pre WW2/WW2 USMC). The theater I am most interested in is the Pacific Theater. I am also interested in other countries and their military's Pre WW2, WW2, and Post WW2.

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  1. Sgt. Paul Womack, Dec. 1941. Photo came from a group of photographs taken in the Philippines by LIFE photographer Carl Mydans Nov-Dec 1941
  2. Yeah I don't plan on getting any out of regs tats like I've seen a good amount of my buddies do(lcpl underground told them it would be in regs, it was wrong),none of them have gotten njp'd or anything luckily(not yet at least). As of right now I don't plan on staying in though so im not to worried about SDAs but who knows I could possibly stay in.
  3. Franklin Paul Rogers tattooing a sailor during the 40s
  4. Really cool photo of Cap Coleman tattooing a sailor while other sailors watch.
  5. Riflemen with "A" Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Calvary, 1st Brigade cool off in a stream during a pause in fighting. Operation Irving, October 1966.
  6. Battle for Hill 484. Vietnam, 1966. US Marines and Corpsman moving/treating wounded Marines.
  7. Marines with 1/9 in Vietnam where they suffered the highest KIA rate in USMC history.
  8. Here's the link to the site where I got the previous 7 photos I just posted so you guys can see them in full quality. https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/heritage/customs-and-traditions0/sailor-s-tattoos.html?fbclid=IwAR2A_C6_tIy791-57nQz_5xAWXRkfYlgZKmroj8cwkVj2SIaGxTKSZ0HC_A
  9. USS Little Rock (CLG-4—flagship of the U.S. Sixth Fleet) crewman signaling during underway refueling operations with USS Seattle (AOE-3) in the Mediterranean at the time of the October 1973 Middle East War. Note this Sailor's “Death Before Dishonor” tattoo.
  10. Front view of the new Lambertson Respiratory Unit during demonstrations of UDT equipment at a National Research Council Symposium, Coronado, California, 17 December 1951. Photographed at the Naval Amphibious Base. Note this man's diver tattoo, which is a rendition of the Navy qualification insignia in use at the time. Specific qualification badges or rating insignia remain popular tattoo motifs today
  11. Shipfitter Second Class Steven J Kusial, working on a Seabee road construction crew on Guam, 1944. Kusial’s tattoos include a girl wearing a sombrero, possibly symbolizing pre-war U.S. West Coast naval service (left upper arm); and a design with two swallows (right upper arm), indicating at least 10,000 nautical miles underway
  12. Some of the tattoos of C. A. Lushbaugh. Lushbaugh served in the Navy in the 1920s, with at least one tour on board USS Arizona (BB-39). Note the rendition of braided rope around Lushbaugh’s left wrist indicating that he is a deck seaman. The unidentifiable tattoo on his right forearm may also be Navy-specific; the large crucifix on his back with unknown initials is a personal sign of faith or talisman
  13. USS Villalobos (Gunboat No. 42) crewmen posing with axe, bugle, and drinking water tap (“scuttlebutt”), circa 1907–1908. Note tattoos (butterfly and crucifix) on Sailor in center. From 1903 until 1928, Villalobos served on the Navy’s China station, a fertile ground for tattoos, with the Chinese dragon motif a particular symbol of service with the Asiatic Fleet
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