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  1. I wrote a book about the uniforms & equipment used by the Coast Guard in in WWII and there is a large chapter about the beach patrol in it. There are plenty of original photos showing the USCG mounted Shore Establishment riding western saddles with horns, civilian plaid horse blankets, cowboy bridles & tack, etc. To say "it was all surplus US Army cavalry tack" is not accurate. The original photos of western tack in use prove that not all of them had McClellan saddles & Army cavalry tack. Prints in the Sand is very good but the original uniforms & equipment used by the USCG &am
  2. Stringing telephone lines on palm trees "somewhere in the Pacific" for a WWII U.S. Navy book photoshoot.
  3. Me in a recreation of the 25th Division in Iraq for the TV series "Combat Zone".
  4. Ha, fair enough! I'll be watching you next week...
  5. I know this is a shameless plug but I will be featured in an interview on the TV show “Triggers; RPG’s” tonight at 7:00 PM PST (10:00 PM EST) on the Military Channel. Should be good for a laugh. It was a fun series to work on and of course blowing things up and getting paid for it is always nice. Here is a link to the Military Channel's website; http://military.discovery.com/tv-schedules....133110.41519.6 Jeff Warner www.giconcepts.com
  6. Sorry for the late response. I don’t have the time to visit this forum very often. I’ve always said from the day my first book went to print, I will personally buy back any of my books from anyone who is not happy with them. Contact me personally and I’ll pay you your original purchase price for any copies of my book, as long as they are in reasonably good condition. All you have to do is mail it to me. I’m not sure what Schiffer’s official return policy is, but I do believe they have a similar policy. In my own defense, I'll offer anyone my congratulations if they find mistakes in my
  7. Thank you Owen. I have my doubts though. It's hard to take someone seriously when they can't even write a legible sentence.
  8. Wow, isn't that a little presumptuous of you? First, you don't know if there's enough interest in these books for a second printing? They have sold over 45,000 copies worldwide and counting. Second, I've made so many horrible mistakes that "we could help with some revisions"? Do you have any idea how condescending and offensive that comment is to me? JW
  9. • Ship's clerk insignia identified as "warrant yeoman." >>>>> Ship's Clerk was sometimes referred to in print as "Warrant Yeoman" during WWII. That’s a fact, not my mistake. • CWO's garrison cap shown with corps devices on both sides rather than the miniature commissioned officer device on the left. >>>>> Warrant officers wearing the same insignia on both sides of the garrison cap was the result of a misinterpretation of vague regulations at the time and was fairly common. The associated captions and text in the book explain all of that, you need to re
  10. Just opposite the title page is a Sailor who pressed his trousers incorrectly (front, instead of side seam). >>>>It’s really funny to me that people are saying these books are “full of mistakes” and go on about how the pressed creases in the uniforms are not regulation. Sorry, they were pressed the wrong way during the war. Sailors wore them that way. I’m sorry but there it is. I also agree the swords in the photos are worn incorrectly, and oddly, the aiguillette in the reproduction photos are also worn incorrectly (see page 36 as an example). >>>>Again, I
  11. many are put together and incorrect, such as the WW2 Gm2/c with the "Ex-Apprentice" knot. That program ended many years prior to WW2, and there would not have been any PO2s with that patch. Actually, by WW2 there were only three "Ex-Apprentices" left in the Navy, one CPO, an LCDR and a Warrant Officer. >>>> The ex-apprentice square knot insignia was originally intended for sailors who had been "Apprentice Boys" as kids. The program was originally for 14 to 18 year olds and lasted from 1875 to 1904. That is true. However, this insignia was also worn by former training station a
  12. In all respect for you Mr. Werner but your book about Navy aviation in WW2 is poor like hell. >>>>My name is Warner, not Werner. FYI, your spelling and grammar is poor like hell which makes your post difficult to decipher but I’ll try. You missed a lot of details and put totaly wrong stuff there like: SBD crew with: seat type parachute( AN type ) E-17 survival kit, Us navy aviator first aid kit and fiberglasses MKI knife sheath and MSA type C mask. >>>>I missed a lot of details? Well the book in question is 320 pages, 18 chapters and 1,200 photos and shows
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