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Well the weather smiled on us finally and 8 volunteers showed up today so we worked on finishing the paint on the front of the duster, the gunbarrel on the Bofors and the armor plate on the 75.


We were pleasantly surprised when we popped the hatches on the duster and found it almost completely dry inside---we hadn't opened the hatches since late November and there had been a lot of rain since then ---but instead of puddles, we found dryness and places where our rust converter had really sealed parts of the interior deck....


and better news---the concrete display pads next to the HQ are finished and after they completely cure, we will be able to move the Duster to its display pad and finish off the final paint coat there----as soon as we get it moved, we can bring in the Sherman and going on that...





"When in doubt, Go cyclical"


For more information on

"In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923"

"Let's Go! The History of the 29th Infantry Division"

"To Hell with the Kaiser: America Prepares for War 1916-1918 Volumes 1 and 2"

"Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces"

"Forgotten Soldiers of WWI: America's Immigrant Doughboys"

"Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball During the Great War"

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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