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  1. True HAPPINESS is opening my email in the morning and find about 20 posting notices for this thread after one month of nothing here. Congrats on the jeep. It looks great to me. I actually like the look of the old stuff a little bit of barn-findishness rather than factory mint.

  2. This patch came with a bundle of US military patches I picked up years ago. I have not been able to figure out what it is. Can anyone here identify it and determine what time period it is from? It is 2 1/2 inches square. The photo looks like it is greenish, but it actually looks black or very very dark blue.

    Thanks in advance for your help.




  3. My Dad was a WWII Pacific combat Army vet. All my varoius uncles also served in WWII, all in the Army. Family legend says we are decended from a member of Napoleon's Guards, and another was a Garibaldi Redshirt. Unfortunately, there isn't any documentation for either of those, and nobody is left to help ID them. If only!


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    Strange Normandy finds .........................


    I picked up a couple of post cards recently I would date them to turn of the century about 1900 showing the tomb of George Washington, Mt. Vernon, VA, thought it stange to find these cards here now in Normandy.


    Wonder how different the scenes are now that are depicted on the cards.






    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, February 21 2013





    Hi Ken,

    When I saw this post while playing catch-up, I thought I had a chance to earn my keep around here. My lovely wife, daughter and I spent a very enjoyable afternoon at Mt Vernon back in 2008. I was sure I had shots of Washington's tomb and bedroom that you could compare to your old postcards. But I cannot find the darned things. I think this may have been when I had some memory card issues, and Iost some photos, including all my shots taken at the Bentonville, NC battlefield.

    Just so I won't be a total deadbeat, here is a photo of the tomb I copied from the Mt Vernon National Park website, and a few of our surviving pictures. We all had a good time, including my often grumpy then 9 year old daughter. The view of the Potomac is stunningly beautiful. It is well worth a visit if anyone happens to be in the DC area.








  5. Relevant to these forums, my granddad in the 1930s ran his own radio repair shop. Being Italian by birth, a lot of his equipment was confiscated in 1942. But stangely enough, there didn't seem to be any problem with him working in defense plants, making artillery shells and aviation electronics during the war.

  6. Love the bat. My gradfather was a huge Yankees fan and went to games in the 1920s and 30s. He saw Babe Ruth play in many games. I wish I had been able to grab some of his memorabilia after he passed away. I have no idea what happened to it.


    Oh yeah, I have not yet seen the old posts about the fossils, but look forward to seeing them. You can say that your house dates way farther back that the 1700's! I am not in any way any kind of expert, but fossils are one of the many things I find wonder in.

  7. I don't know if you know much about fossils, but many years ago, one of the riches Eurypterid quarries in the world was discovered in Herkimer County, New York State, not far from my old home town. It was discovered in exactly this manner. Keep looking!

  8. Not much action here lately, so here's you go. Lets get some more pictures up!

    This is my Dad, 21 year-old Corporal Dan Fusillo, 106th Regiment, 27th Infantry Division. This photo was taken on Okinawa probably sometime in May 1945. This was after his unit was pulled out of the front-line meat grinder battles for Shuri Castle. They were sent up to the northern part of the island for mopping up operations. It was against regulations, but Dad smuggled a camera with him. Unfortunately, only about 15 pictures ever got home. Dad had a lot of choice words about rear echelon mail censors.


  9. I just blasted past post 6000! I'll be back to the present in just a couple of years! There is a post announcing a new forum for named WWII photos. Looks like it's been a little quiet over there. In the next day or two I'll have to give it a boost with a couple of pictures of my Dad.











  10. Congratulations to Ken and everyone here on the 750,000 views. But with stuff like Then & Now, The Shoebox, and the general madness here, l just wonder why it's not more. OK, on to 1,000,000!


  11. I am delighted to set you up for stories and jokes. As you said, completely unknowing on my part. But I am getting the feeling it is probably harder to mention something that you don't have a story about.

  12. Hello,

    Thanks to several posters, I did a get bit of education in select English terms, including char, wad and khaki. A relatively new burger chain here has a most excellent signature burger called the Char (as on charcoal broiled). So the whole thing is making me crave one of these forbidden delights. On more recent topics, I LOVE the 221-B lamp! And in the photo a few back, did you manage to not char the jeep too badly?

  13. I just read post #4069, December 28, 2011. It's a post about a picture of US troops marching through an English town. Your identification of the location in Weymouth is about as Sherlockian as it gets. As a plus, I learned what "char" is.

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    Hi Terry, that photo has been on file with me for about two years waiting to be used in some shape or form and tonight came up trumps with Mikie mentioning that he is a fan of Sherlock Holmes.


    That photo has nothing at all to do with the Holmes and Watson joke I mentioned previously, afraid that one can only be shared verbally, as it's all in the delivery at the end as it is with all jokes.


    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, February 25 2016.


    Glad I was able to set you up for you to spring that pic. I've been trying to come back with a witty reply, but I've got nothing. I'll blame it on the cold I have. Figures, the weather turns beautiful and I get a cold. But now I have a new reason to save my pennies for a trip to Normandy. To hear that joke!





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