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I like the USMC one, and the Airborne one, what ruck are you using in the USMC and do you have a LW in the Airborne one?

 

For the USMC pack it was a Packboard with a M1941 pack and shelter half attached, inspired by the picture of the landings at Da Nang.

For the 101st, it was indeed a lightwieght.

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Okay, I couldn't resist, here's a picture of me in my favorite Reenactor pose, tanker without a tank. Please don't forget, I'm not a serious Reenactor, I'm more or less a Vet. poser, but I like to be a part of.

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

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

 

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These are some of the Swiss guys, they let me hang out with them, I guess they were brought up to "respect your elders", but the way we talk to each other, I'm not sure. One of the guys lives on the German border, next to the Rhine River, where we usally set up camp, we have done night patrols along the river in full combat gear, and weapons, if the police or border police discovered us, I probably wouldn't be writing this right now. And my favorite part, "zero dark thirty", camp fire, small BBQ, 1-10 beers, and a bunch of B.S., "just like a sore dong, can't beat it"! These guys jumped at an Event in Switzerland 2007, full combat gear and weapons, and I "think" they are going to jump with some Dutch Reenactors on the 65th D-Day Anniversary in Normandy. If you want to see some more pictures, let me know.

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

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

 

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Okay, I couldn't resist, here's a picture of me in my favorite Reenactor pose, tanker without a tank. Please don't forget, I'm not a serious Reenactor, I'm more or less a Vet. poser, but I like to be a part of.

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:lol: :lol: This is usually at the end of every event of ours, and my personal favorite type of impression! :lol: :lol:

Looking for WWII, Nam items, Painted or Decaled Liners, and Military Pocket Bibles

 

My dog loves SPAM and snores like a drunken Sailor!

 

C Battery 2/32 FA BN

Sgt/E5

Giessen, Germany

1987-1990

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Hey 72newport, how's it goin'? I didn't know you did reenacting. Anyway, I think it's good to have an ol' fart like me in camp at an Event, while the others are out runnin' around showin' off, I'm back guarding the fort, as which you know, there's alot of money in equipment laying around, and as we chatted awhile back, I think I should be nominated in the Guiness Book of World Records, "pulling guard duty!

Pat

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

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

 

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This was me on Memorial Day 2007. The city where I live has a nice program at the cemetery with many wreaths laid at the varoius monuments. I don't have the proper headgear for dress uniform so had to go with the kepi.

 

Greg

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My collection is strictly what my dad brought back from the ETO.

Sgt. Mahlon E. Sebring, 82nd Airborne, 319th Glider Field Artillery, A Battery - Normandy, Holland, The Bulge, and Germany... finishing with occupation duty in Berlin

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Our 517th group on the dropzones of Southern France.

 

Hi Dogface, sorry to say my friend, too much camouflage to recognise you, where are you stood in the photo and don't say I'm the one in camo.

 

Let me know when your this way again, and say hi to you mom for me

 

Cheers ( Lewis )

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Hello Bolo,

Unfortunately no. Level of English among French reenactors is quite poor as opposed to the great efforts they put up

to keep alive the memories of the US soldiers in France.

Thats the problem when we meet vets. The few English speaking guys can converse but

you always have a crowd of 50 guys around you asking "Qu'est-ce qu'il dit ?" - (What is he saying?).

Some guys do pretend sometimes being Americans (especially when they meet pretty Southern France girls).

It can lead to funny situations - Once we where all at a Glenn Miller Bal in Southern France and these 3 non English speaking reenactors

were pretending being American soldiers with 3 pretty French girls. I was watching the scene when suddenly one of the girls said in French "Oh here comes Cindy - her parents are American, she'll be our translator. You should have seen the guys' faces! One of them with a terrible French accent just said "Oh, we must go NOW!" - and they disappeared for the rest of the evening!

 

Hello Ken,

Good to hear from you! Im the guy (in camo) holding the guidon, juste behind the "5".

Here is a photo of me with a friend during the 517th commemorative marcheating a fig I just picked from

a tree.

 

Best regards Gilles

 

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Civil War in Richmond with my daughter about 5 years ago, and at the filming of History Channel's "80 Acres of Hell" as a yankee 1st Sgt

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That wasn't friendly fire.. If I was being 'friendly', I wouldn't have fired at them!!!

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The Brazilian Expeditionary Force

 

U.S. Fifth Army - U.S. IV Corps - 1º DIE (Infantry Division Expeditionary) - 6º Regimento Infantaria (Infantry Regiment) "Caçapava" (three battalions).

 

Two years ago!

 

 

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Freedom from fear and want

Fredom of speech and religion

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Hello Bolo,

Unfortunately no. Level of English among French reenactors is quite poor as opposed to the great efforts they put up

to keep alive the memories of the US soldiers in France.

Thats the problem when we meet vets. The few English speaking guys can converse but

you always have a crowd of 50 guys around you asking "Qu'est-ce qu'il dit ?" - (What is he saying?).

Some guys do pretend sometimes being Americans (especially when they meet pretty Southern France girls).

It can lead to funny situations - Once we where all at a Glenn Miller Bal in Southern France and these 3 non English speaking reenactors

were pretending being American soldiers with 3 pretty French girls. I was watching the scene when suddenly one of the girls said in French "Oh here comes Cindy - her parents are American, she'll be our translator. You should have seen the guys' faces! One of them with a terrible French accent just said "Oh, we must go NOW!" - and they disappeared for the rest of the evening!

 

Hello Ken,

Good to hear from you! Im the guy (in camo) holding the guidon, juste behind the "5".

Here is a photo of me with a friend during the 517th commemorative marcheating a fig I just picked from

a tree.

 

Best regards Gilles

 

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Hi Giles...nice t-shirt!! LOL...I think we're coming to Southern France in August, our trip to Italy was AWSOME, you sure did miss one hell of a trip!! I'll dig out some photos (their not on this computer) and post up...

 

When ye comin over to the UK? The new Gusville Saloon is up and running, and the barrack room will soon be finished, I take it Bruno has told you about Bushy?

 

Keep in touch

Yer mate

 

Paul

"It is better to debate a question and never resolve it, than to resolve a question without debating it"

 

 

Looking for anything to d wi WWII rations....

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Here a recent one of my impressions :- Member of the medical detactment HQ Company, 80th AAA, 82nd Airbourne

 

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Taken by my wife ar a recent PR session

 

Hi Matt,

 

Good to see you on here!

All badged up as NBB yet for Saturday?

 

Jon

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"Now if there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that nothing is more powerful than a young boys wish.
Except an Apache helicopter, an Apache helicopter has machine guns and missiles. It is an unbelievably impressive compliment of weaponry. An absolute death machine."

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This is the photo I took my avatar from. This was taken about 4 years ago of me and my closest friends when we were serving as the 2nd Battalion staff in the ACWA. This is my absolute favorite reenactor photo.

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Kevin Braafladt

 

Looking for items relating to the 91st Infantry Division from WWI. Especially anything pertaining to the 364th Infantry Regiment.

Looking for First Army related items from WWI.

 

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