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Great photo. I wonder what Mr Charles would have thought if he would have see this Canadian flag :lol: perhaps giving the impression Canada was now in the war and entered the war surreptitiously. :w00t:

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In the US Army, flying a Canadian flag, holding British nationality but born in Africa?! Now that's what I call a colourful character! :lol:

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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In the US Army, flying a Canadian flag, holding British nationality but born in Africa?! Now that's what I call a colourful character! :lol:

 

Ian I'm suprised :w00t: A Marine he was.

 

Here is another well known colourful charactor of the Vietnam war, he was killed on 911 at the Twin Towers, my cousin Patrica worked with this company in Manhattan in the 80s and early 90s till she was tranfered to the Charlotte North Carolina branch and thus knew him personaly.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rescorla

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My bad Patches...shoulda paid more attention to the small print! :blushing: Rescorla was an equally colourful character too! British-born...but not British surname. :think:

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Eglin AFB Photographer, 1950s

Strategic Air Command movie premier, the white helmets and Sam Browne belts the Air Police Airmen are wearing.

Air Police Motorcycles

Different view AP Motorcycles

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-Sarah

 

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Well hush my mouth!! :pinch: I've lived in the UK for my whole life and I've never heard that surname before! That said, the Cornish have an ancient language not dissimilar to Welsh in its roots, so the name must derive from that. I learn something every day on this here forum!! :w00t:

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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QUESTION: How did Rescorla get a COMMISSION ? As far as I know/knew all officers had to be CITIZENs of the U.S..

 

It was NOT unusual to have non-citizens serving in the ranks. The Stanley Cup playoffs were an excuse for DOZENs of serving Candians (in US uniform -- Army, Marine, AF and Navy Seabees) to crawl out of the woodwork and have a BBQ party (with LaBatt beer, from whoknowswhere) on our compound in Quang Tri.

 

The Aussie advisors there included two Brits (officers), one born in Eire, graduated from Sandhurst and a vet of the Rhodesian army. the other an ethnic Pole from Scotland who was a college OTC grad who had moved to Australia, taken a commission in the reserves, then gone active specifically to go to VN. His father was a WWII Cdo in No.10 Cdo, his mother a Scottish nurse who had patched dad up.

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QUESTION: How did Rescorla get a COMMISSION ? As far as I know/knew all officers had to be CITIZENs of the U.S..

 

It was NOT unusual to have non-citizens serving in the ranks. The Stanley Cup playoffs were an excuse for DOZENs of serving Candians (in US uniform -- Army, Marine, AF and Navy Seabees) to crawl out of the woodwork and have a BBQ party (with LaBatt beer, from whoknowswhere) on our compound in Quang Tri.

 

The Aussie advisors there included two Brits (officers), one born in Eire, graduated from Sandhurst and a vet of the Rhodesian army. the other an ethnic Pole from Scotland who was a college OTC grad who had moved to Australia, taken a commission in the reserves, then gone active specifically to go to VN. His father was a WWII Cdo in No.10 Cdo, his mother a Scottish nurse who had patched dad up.

 

 

Try as I might, I can not tell, other than it is a fact that he was a Graduate of the Fort Benning Infantry officers OCS, heck he is even a member of the OCS Infantry Hall of Fame, and served all those years as a U.S.Army officer. Also nowhere in the various bio's on Rescorla do I see him attending Universities or Colleges prior to him immigrating to America, I can thus only gather that his prior military experiance albeit in a allied but never the less Foreign military/para military alone secured him a commision as out of the ordinary it might seem, he indeed was not a citzen at the time of his enlistment and became one in 1967 while still in the Regulars, this was also when he apparently began his higher education. Also perhaps the citizen clause was not as rigidly inforced in the early 60s ?

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Intresting picture of the Flag Raisers.Im guessing from the movie Sands of iwo Jima

 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Found this one, not really by accident, was looking for pictures of the 1st Infantry Division monument in Normandy, close to the cemetary, this one caught my eye, thought I'd add it as it fits into this special day 68 years ago. :salute:

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"On that momentous morning,
As daylight, came so soon,
To the men of the allied nations,
Twas D-Day, sixth of June.
It was the greatest spectacle,
To be staged on land and sea,
And will always be remembered,
The invasion of Normandy."

"Old tankers never die, they just smell that way!"

A co. 4/73rd Armor, 1st Infantry Division (Forward)

 

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Hes one, I love the 1st Cav Div Officers. check out the officer on the right, notice he appears to be wearing OD breeches with his IKE ? I spy what appear to be the billowing Characteristics of breeches at the side of his thigh

 

THE TEXT for the below photograph.

 

Jean Marie MacArthur, wife of General Douglas MacArthur, christens the USS Gary Owen, a Red Cross canteen ship, in Tokyo Bay on 18 December 1945. The official ARC caption reads "Mrs. Douglas MacArthur christens the USS Gary Owens, a Red Cross canteen ship for troops of the 7th Cavalry Division. Formerly the Meiji Maru, a 70-year-old 225-foot Japanese sailing ship, the Gary Owen rests on concrete cradles in the Sumida River, Tokyo. It has a day room with dance floor big enough to accommodate 100 dancers, a card room, a library, and writing desks. With Mrs. MacArthur, Maj. Gen. William C. Chase.

 

Ive got a bunch of General Chase in Japan,wearing boots and breeches and aslo a couple of him mounted

Always looking for WW2 Cavalry,Pack Mule and Constabulary horse platoon stuff.

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I found this one interesting all around....and was LBJ tall!

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I collect items from The Battle of Iwo Jima (1945).

Top Iwo Jima Items I'm Looking For:

1) IDed 5th MarDiv Corpsman Jumper or Forest Green Coat.

2) IDed Coast Guard Navy Jumper

3) IDed CB's Sea Bee's Navy Jumper

4) IDed 147th Infantry Regiment Army Service Coat

5) IDed 32nd ID Army Service Coat (Occupation Kyushu with 5th MarDiv).

I am always looking for named and dated WWII USMC Forest Green wool alpha jackets/coats from the 5th Marine Division or other units who participated in the battle.

My Blog "Marines In Forest Green" http://marinesinfore...n.blogspot.com/

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1950's invasion of Iwo Jima! Very surreal picture...

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I collect items from The Battle of Iwo Jima (1945).

Top Iwo Jima Items I'm Looking For:

1) IDed 5th MarDiv Corpsman Jumper or Forest Green Coat.

2) IDed Coast Guard Navy Jumper

3) IDed CB's Sea Bee's Navy Jumper

4) IDed 147th Infantry Regiment Army Service Coat

5) IDed 32nd ID Army Service Coat (Occupation Kyushu with 5th MarDiv).

I am always looking for named and dated WWII USMC Forest Green wool alpha jackets/coats from the 5th Marine Division or other units who participated in the battle.

My Blog "Marines In Forest Green" http://marinesinfore...n.blogspot.com/

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Larger than life!

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I collect items from The Battle of Iwo Jima (1945).

Top Iwo Jima Items I'm Looking For:

1) IDed 5th MarDiv Corpsman Jumper or Forest Green Coat.

2) IDed Coast Guard Navy Jumper

3) IDed CB's Sea Bee's Navy Jumper

4) IDed 147th Infantry Regiment Army Service Coat

5) IDed 32nd ID Army Service Coat (Occupation Kyushu with 5th MarDiv).

I am always looking for named and dated WWII USMC Forest Green wool alpha jackets/coats from the 5th Marine Division or other units who participated in the battle.

My Blog "Marines In Forest Green" http://marinesinfore...n.blogspot.com/

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This, a photo of the familiar faces of old, Marlena Dietrich, Bob Hope, and Betty Davis looking at photos Hollywood's elite that are in uniform during WWII.

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Diary Page Showing Air Mail Method Used in Nicaragua, 27 September 1928. This page is from a diary kept by Thurman Morris, who served with the 5th Marine Regiment in Nicaragua during the 1920s. The diagram shows the method that Marines used in Nicaragua to send messages by air mail.

 

According to the diagram and notes kept by Thurman, the message was tied to a line that was attached to two poles, held by Marines. The plane would fly very low to the ground and just before he got to the line, he would drop his own line with a hook and catch it.

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Captain Edward C. Fuller was killed in action in the Battle of Belleau Wood in France June 12, 1918 during World War I. And the son of General Ben Hebard Fuller USMC

 

According to his citation he died while fearlessly exposing himself in an artillery barrage in order to get his men into a safer position. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by the Army for his selfless sacrifice for his men.

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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