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T Ambrosini

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  1. Me too. Our elementary school library had the entire series of Colby's books and I read each one many times over
  2. I think I remember seeing that photo in one of Colby's books, no?
  3. Blacksmith, Thanks for linking these threads. I'm still looking around to see if I can find something definitive in the regs, QM catalogues, etc, that gives a specific name and/or purpose to these flag(s). The one I have is typical of the ones shown in the other thread. Tom
  4. I hope you find some useful stuff on their website. Looking forward to seeing your next video adventure Tom
  5. I poked around a bit on Google and haven't come up with a WW2 era reg that specifically deals with flag types, not even in the QMC graves regs. There are several references to modern Army regs, however (and interesting to read as well). The closest title I have come up with is: Service Flag: Design and General Rules for Use, Cir 62-1945. I can't locate the actual document, so can't say if this will help at all. As far as Navy burials at sea, would they use flags that came out of an Army QMC depot? Tom
  6. Mr. J, That would be great if you come up with a definitive answer from the regs; this has puzzled me for some time now. Thanks, Tom
  7. Compliments to you on another well done video tour! This may come of no surprise to you, but there are many sites around the coastal waters of the US mainland and Hawaii that are worth a visit. They share a common strategic theme but each was uniquely designed to efficiently protect our harbors and critical waterways. If you haven't heard of the Coast Defense Study Group, you may wish to check out their website for more interesting coast defense history and details. Some of the content on the website can be accessed without CDSG membership. https://cdsg.org/
  8. Thanks for the response and that's what I hope to learn as well. I understand (perhaps incorrectly) that the 5x9.5 flags with the heavy loops riveted into place are "storm flags", which were to be used in inclement weather. What I don't know is if there was another flag with the same dimensions that was specific for interment use (and used interchangeably). Tom
  9. T Ambrosini

    Chuck Yeager

    "Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence. Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. "Up, up the long delirious burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, where never lark, or even eagle, flew; and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod the high untr
  10. Very cool! I retired out of Travis in 2005. Tom
  11. Sorry to sound thick-headed, but two different flag types used interchangeably or the same flag used for both purposes? Thanks! Tom
  12. Hello all, Is there a difference between the so called 5' x 9.5' "storm flag" and the "interment flag" with the same dimensions, or are they one in the same? I have one from the PA QM Depot with the heavy metal loops riveted to each end of the hoist. Thanks, Tom
  13. "Open ranks inspection? Uh, yeah... Let me just straighten up this gig line first"........
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