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I'm a retired photojournalist (newspapers) and over the course of my career I would go out of my way to photograph our nation's military. I thought it might make a neat topic to see everyone's personal military-related photography. ( I need to start digging mine out of storage, but I found a couple that I can share now. Did a story on the Georgia Air National guard when they flew the B1b Lancer out of Robbins AFB. And, no I didn't get a ride-couldn't even bring my cameras inside the plane. I'll post more as I dig up my files.

 

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Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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This was taken at Sicily DZ at Fort Bragg in March 2005 - that's my HMMWV coming out of a C-17!

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Crapgame: Then make a DEAL!

Big Joe: What kind of deal?
Crapgame: A DEAL, deal! Maybe the guy's a Republican. "Business is business," right?



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Boy I wish I had a scanner, I have around 200 photos, maybe more of my time in. But all I work off is this really nice Dell 700m lap top, a very nice size, but I doubt I can start hooking up all types of gizmos to it :lol:

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How do you guys get pictures bigger than 150kb on your posts? I've got some great pictures but I have to keep shrinking them and then the detail sucks.

BEAR

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A coast guard helicopter from the air station in Gloucester, Massachusetts that's always flying by my house

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Collecting the Yankee Division, 101st & 102nd Artillery specifically!

Coming to you from the birthplace of the Army National Guard, Salem, Massachusetts

 

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You've submitted great photos so far--keep 'em coming. I found another one-- Army Engineers struggle to move a bridge section at Ft. Polk, La.

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Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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How do you guys get pictures bigger than 150kb on your posts? I've got some great pictures but I have to keep shrinking them and then the detail sucks.

BEAR

 

Bear give this page a shot, had very good results, play around with it, and you get the range.

 

http://www.shrinkpictures.com/

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I hope this is acceptable for your thread theme, if so I will post some more

 

A couple of cavalry soldiers in Manila

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Thanks
Don

....The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

 

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Photos are supposed to be limited to 600 x 600 pixels.


Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Graduation Day, Lackland AFB, December 2010.

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Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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I took this during the last week of Jan 1990, during one of our Cordon and search missions, during Operation Just Cause.

 

I'll post some more later.

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American by birth. Light Fighter by Choice!!!!

7th Infantry Division (Light) 82-93

4/9 IR, 3/17 IR, S3 3 Bde

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The first of many of mine, I finally got my friend across the street to scan some.

In my Barracks Room at C Co 2/12 Cav 1st Cav Div, July 1980. You know this is vintage, check out the Loni Anderson poster :lol:

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Next month in August, now assigned to a differant room, we were constanly being assigned back and forth between rooms, never could understand why.

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An candid shot taken by another platoon mate, out in the field, July 1980, he had his camera this time, and later gave me a copy.

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I was still a E-2, but on this field problem my squad leader made me TC, perhaps to give me some experience in being a TC, he never said why though, I just did what I was ordered to do, but it was a change from being in the compartment, plus I got to grab hold of the 50 :lol: I do remember on the second day, we where ripping over broken terrain and I learned the hard way to keep the 50 on an angle when going fast over buppy and rugged terrain, we slamed into a shallow-ish ditch and I bounced off the spade handles with my chest as I was grasping the weapon pointed straignt forward and ahead, it was like getting a hard consentrated body blow to the upper torso, I thought I broke my chest bone :o but I sucked it up and it felt better soon, and I then turned the 50 off on an angle from then on.

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One last one from Hood, me and one of my buddy on the left out there beyond the Cowhouse on yet another field problem, this one is from March 1981.

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My good buddy here who will remain nameless is that former MP I mentioned once awhile back who was drumed out of MP Corps, well lets say for Mary Jane and reclassifed as Infantry. A Spec 4 before the trouble he turned up in our Platoon as an E-1 in the late fall of 80, and as it turned out was a good reliable soldier and platoon mate, no more problems, though when this photo was taken in March 1981 he still was a E-1.

 

He got his Mosquito Wings right before he moved over to the 2/7 Cav in May 1981, remembering that the 2/12 Cav was at that time being inactivated, with the 3/10 Cav an Armor unit taking it's place, all personel still with time left to serve in the Cav from the 2/12 Cav were transfered out to either the 2/7 Cav, the 2/5 Cav or the 1/12 Cav, the three remaining Infantry Battalion in the 1st Cav Div. Me? I was out of there, going North to Alaska after a spot of leave.

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Here is a picture of my late father in Germany in about 1963. He was so proud to be an Infantry Officer. I have that parade helmet in my collection.

Steve

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Always looking for anything related to the 8th AAF and flight gear of W.W.2.

Also any info on Advisory Team 98 the unit my late father served in.

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Ok This seems to have taken. It's an older jpg. It's me in Honduras in 1987. Lets see what happens when I post. SKIP

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Ok. The problem is somewhere in the jpg conversion. It's a good start. Rusty Canteen you called it well. SKIP

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Figured it out. The pic I jpg'd hanged the order in my file. I thought it was the 2nd pic shown, but it moved into the 1st osition. I was just trying to post wrong one. Problem solved. Thanks for all the help from Rusty Canteen, and everyone else. Problem solved. SKIP

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This pic was taken of me in Feb 1972, 1/504th, 82d ABN. We jumped a C-141 that day. I took pics under parachute canopy also, if anyone cares to see them. SKIP

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Here's the full sized pic. Didn't have to cut down. SKIP

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You've submitted great photos so far--keep 'em coming. I found another one-- Army Engineers struggle to move a bridge section at Ft. Polk, La.

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Thats a great candid picture.Surprised the Army never used one like this for recruiting.


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Ok. The problem is somewhere in the jpg conversion. It's a good start. Rusty Canteen you called it well. SKIP

 

I'm glad it worked! Those are some nice photos!

 

I have moved the other posts into their own thread so they don't clutter this one up: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/180798-photo-help-cant-upload-this-kind-of-file/

 

RC


"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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RC-Have a few more wouldn't mind sharing. Now that I know how. Thank you for your guidance and patience. SKIP

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Anytime, feel free to post all you want.

 

RC


"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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Her's another pic I took on that jump in mid air. Little blurry. SKIP

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