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More fitting look for a late 19th century Great War Austrian, or German, or French, or Italian Soldier :lol: Another late 60s example of the military points mustache.

 

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George E. Groom at Fort Sheridan, Illinois 1969.

 

George Groom was born in 1933 in Stewartsville, Missouri. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 26, 1951, and was trained as an infantryman. Groom served with 2nd Battalion of the 27th Infantry Division during the Korean War from August 1951 to August 1952. After Korea, he served as a Combat Engineer in West Germany from November 1952 to February 1954. Groom then served as a Combat Engineer at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Fort Gordon, Georgia, before serving as a Military Policeman at Fort Gordon, from December 1955 to August 1956. He then served as a Supply Specialist and Ammunition Storage Specialist, serving at Fort Gordon and then in West Germany from May 1957 to May 1960. He served as an Artillery Gunner at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from June 1960 to May 1961, and then trained as an Infantry Operations and Intelligence Specialist and Radio Operator, serving with the Special Forces on Okinawa and then with the Military Assistance Advisory Group in the Republic of Vietnam from December 1961 to March 1963. During this time, Sgt Groom was captured by Viet Cong forces in South Vietnam and was held as a Prisoner of War for 24 days, from April 8, 1962, to May 1, 1962. He then served with 1st Special Forces at Fort Bragg from March 1963 to July 1966, when he went to Taiwan to serve with the Military Assistance Advisory Group there. Sgt Groom returned to the U.S. in May 1968 and served at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, until May 1969. He served with the Military Assistance Advisory Group in Iran from May 1969 to May 1970, and then as an Intelligence Sergeant at Fort Knox, Kentucky, from May 1970 until his retirement from the Army on January 31, 1973

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COL. David E. Lownds commanding 26th Marines @ Khe Sanh

 

WW2

Korea

Vietnam

Wounded Saipan and Iwo Jima

Navy Cross

Died August 31, 2011

Our thanks to Linedggie. To me he dosen't look that old in this foto, thought he was a senior NCO or perhaps a Captain, maybe a Major.

 

Here's a whole topic on him.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/201449-colonel-david-lownds-usmc-navy-cross-receipent-base-commander-khe-sanh-1968/

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So if I am right, then in the WW2 us soldiers could get some sort of permission to have a beard or mustache outside of the regulations?

Is there anyone who has such a written permission form? Would love to see one.

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A few from the 307th BG

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Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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Brother, things are rough in the eto... Dude must not have been able to find a shirt that fit, or this one shrunk! Notice how tight the buttons are and how he had to lace it to get it to close.

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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Brother, things are rough in the eto... Dude must not have been able to find a shirt that fit, or this one shrunk! Notice how tight the buttons are and how he had to lace it to get it to close.

 

Trying to stay warm. Two shirts and a sweater under his wool shirt. He's packed tight. I really like the use of his garrison/dress belt on his pants, and it looks like he's had some 30 carbine ammo loops to it. He must be a time traveller….how Korean War of him

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I see that now! Was using my phone and scrolled down and didn't even notice the extra layers!

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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A GI, Bill Vegso of the 65th Division with a stash ETO 45, apart from his mustache, he's wearing an odd looking fur cap under his pot, doesn't look like the U.S.M43 pile cap right, looks more like one of those Russian Front German fur caps.

It looks like he has multiple layers under that shirt, he's bulging at the seams.

 

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Thats a great photo.Definitely layering clothing and typical field improvising at its best.

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Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
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All Recent Veterans reading this thread........

 

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(From HBO Miniseries, Generation Kill)

 

 

lol. I Love my beard.....but when I see it on uniformed personnel it makes my eye twitch. haha

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Here's a nice mustachio right, he's one Hugh Magee. He was in from 1952-74, I guess this portrait will date from the early 70s. He flew combat missions from USS RANGER (CVA-61) Jan-Aug 1966 and USS CONSTELLATION (CVA-64) Apr-Nov 1967, and ended up with a total of 247 combat missions, of which 200+ were over North Vietnam.

 

CDR Magee (BusyBee604) was a very active member of the Airwarriors forum until he passed away in January 2016. Very interesting and colorful gent.

 

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CDR Magee (BusyBee604) was a very active member of the Airwarriors forum until he passed away in January 2016. Very interesting and colorful gent.

 

Thanks for the additional info Homer, was unaware he passed.

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Nice waxed pointed stash, mid 1960s. Even more interesting is that this officer, Major George Osborn, was a professor at the U.S. Military Academy post-34986-0-10464200-1515642548.png,wouldn't think this sort of thing would be tolerated there among the faculty at West Point.

 

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