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DutchInfid3l

I've got a few.

My father started out in Gunnery School to get into B-52s like his dad, the program got cut and the AF put him in Security Police, he then cross trained to be a Loadmaster for C-130s

 

Soesterberg AB, Netherlands

Group shot 32nd SPS, second row, third from left.

Dad and and a buddy. 1980-ish

 

On post in 1980-ish and in 1982 with me, opening a present.

 

Pope AFB, NC 1986 back from TDY.

 

Rhein-Main AB, Germany 1992 Second row, second from left. (guys in mess dress are wearing bullion wings)

 

Hurlburt Field, Florida 1994, sitting by the C-130 and 1996 receiving another Aerial Achievement Medal

 

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My Dad, early 1945...the official Army portrait from Fort Knox. I need to have it restored, hence the missing portion of his face. He is almost 84, and still has all of his face.. :lol:

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Here's my dad in his hooch in Viet Nam, 1969. He still has his boonie (the one on his bunk post). Unfortunately, the army took all of his cammo and he wore his khaki uni home.

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I do not profess to be a militaria expert, but I conduct as much research as I am capable of and then write about my findings.
Check out my blogs, The Veteran's Collection (general militaria) and Chevrons and Diamonds (military baseball)

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Here's my dad in his hooch in Viet Nam, 1969. He still has his boonie (the one on his bunk post). Unfortunately, the army took all of his cammo and he wore his khaki uni home.

 

 

Camos look like an ARVN(Vietnamese) pattern

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)
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Camos look like an ARVN(Vietnamese) pattern

 

 

Very well could have been. He was an advisor with MACV assigned to Delta IV in Chau Doc. He worked with the ARVNs - went on patrols with ARvn squads, platoons etc. with a U.S. Army officer.

I do not profess to be a militaria expert, but I conduct as much research as I am capable of and then write about my findings.
Check out my blogs, The Veteran's Collection (general militaria) and Chevrons and Diamonds (military baseball)

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QMSN (Quartermaster Striker?) Bill Coulter, 1926-2009. R.I.P. Papa... we miss you terribly. US Navy, 1943-1955. Ships Served on, LCS(L) (3) 24 in WWII at Okinawa, Occupation duty, Japan, LST-857, Korean conflict, Took part in the landings at Weolmi-do Island, and Incheon proper. Note the Amphib patch on the single picture of him. In the second picture, he is on the right and is on the deck of the LST-857 (USS King County). Note the DUKW in the background.

 

Most of what I've been able to learn of his service is through reading the ship's histories and books about the battles that might happen to mention his ships, and his records. Dad never talked much about individual things... mostly generalizing, like, I was at Okinawa, or I was at Incheon... When his home burned back in 2005, he stated to the newspapers he would rather live under a bridge than ask for help. He always helped those less fortunate than he... and never asked for anything in return. That's the kind of man he was.

 

RIP Dad...

 

Wayne

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My dad, Coast Guard, late 1950's

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David
U.S. Air Force 1979-1986 ... Served in the Air Force Communications Command
Collecting U.S. Military Uniform Buttons and U.S. Air Force Communications Patches.

US Military Uniform Buttons Interesting Facts

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/173001-us-military-uniform-buttons-interesting-facts/

 

Wanted: USAF Communications patches (link below)

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Dad in New Guinea, ca. 1943

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b. 1922, d. 2010. Happy trails to you...

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Here's my dad, George M. Sherlock, USMC 1936-1957. The first picture is about 1940 as a PFC, and the second is from the early 1950s, in which he is the Master Sergeant on the right.

 

I miss you, dad.

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And not to forget my dad's father, shown here (in center wheel chair marked "X") at Ft. Riley, Kansas, ca. 1919, convalescing from wounds received at Meuse-Argonne in November 1918. He later lost most of his right leg to amputation, which is the way I best remember him (b. 1889, d. 1955).

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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One of the last photos taken while my dad was still in uniform and still in Italy.

After 12 months of combat and 3 campaigns.

 

 

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S/Sgt "N.F." Cole, Battery B, 328 FA Btln, 85 Infantry Division

 

Caption he wrote in his album:

"I don't feel a bit well- just got to the Rest Center from

the train ride from Naples. No dinner or breakfast.

July 17, 1945"

 

He returned to the US and was discharged from service and arrived home on August 30, 1945.

 

Steve

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This is my father aboard USS Constellation. He is in the chair. The Sailor with him is Dave Nelson, former BM2. This photo was taken in 2004 during a living history event. My father was infact an EM1 when he retired. This is the first photo of him I have tried scanning, will psot some others now that I am figuering out how it works.

 

Steve Hesson

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Misanthropic_Gods

Im a bit late too...but oh well..a head start for next year



My grandfather (Whom recently passed away late last year), he tried to join the military at 15 and had to wait 2 years to join, but only 1 to join the New York State Guard, so he was part of the NYG for a year. This photo was taken at Camp Smith in 1944. He is in the back, right in the middle, 7th from the right. The Guy who is putting his arm around the other guys shoulder

27 years before and 50 miles away, my Great-grandfather, who served with distinction in co B, 306inf, 77th Div posed in an almost identical picture. He is the person 6th from the right, with the wild hair and leaning on the baseball bat. (This image has been edited and touched up by myself, that's why it looks so clean and sharp)

My Grandfather after he joined the Navy at 17 as a signalman, in 1945. He joined just in time for the end of the war, he wasnt even out of training by the time the war ended, but he did manage to make it over to Hawaii, then Japan as part of the Occupation forces.

Goofing off at Signalmans school in Bainbridge, Maryland in October, 1945. They had every reason to be celebrating, the Japanese surrendered barely a month earlier. He is on the top left, standing at ease with the mop and showing off his leg hair

Being the "Hot" Signalman in Saesbo, Japan on the U.S.S. Hanson (DD-832) in June of 1946

I was planning to talk to him about his service, but he went very quickly and unexpectedly. I have been trying to learn as much as I can and talk to my grandmother about the stories he used to tell (He always was a talker). I feel horrible about not asking him sooner, but I hope I can reclaim some of the things he didnt tell me by researching myself.

RIP Grandaddy

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"We are now up against live, hostile targets. So if Little Red Riding Hood shows up with a Bazooka and a bad attitude, I expect you to chin the bitch!"

Sgt. Wells

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A little late. My father USAF 1951-1957. Ssgt. CFC 308th Bomber Gp. (B-29) He flew missions over the U.S. During the Korean war. He volunteerd to serve in

 

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times always from a hat his name not being taken from it. Most of the AC that went flew in B-26. most of them returned wounded. He is my hero.

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Is it too late to add some World War II Greatest Generation Members?

 

My Father, M/Sgt. William B. Gould, 8th Weather Squadron, Bluie West One Field, Greenland.

 

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And my late Father-in-law, Sgt. Robert B. Hooper, of the Fourth Mo. Sq. Troop D, Mass. State Guard (not drafted because he was a polio survivor, but volunteered anyway)

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And finally, a dear dear friend, the late T5 A. Curtis Dufield of the 7th Armored Division (my sister's father-in-law)

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Honor to all the dads posted on this great thread !!!! :salute:

MSGT William Gould, 8th Weather Squadron, USAAF WWII
MAJ Abner J. Barnett, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Division, USA Medical Corps WWI, WWII
T 5 A. Curtis Dufield, 147th Armored Signal Company, 7th Armored Division WWII

CAPT Thomas F. Hooper, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, WWII
"And then we all got invited to World War II and everybody's life changed." (Jean Kelly Barnett Gould 1922-2009 (My mom))
For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. (Phil. 4:11b)
"That outfit was so bad that the CHAPLAIN went over the hill with a couple of guys." William Bryson Gould 1920-2012 )(My dad))

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I'm glad to see this thread still active. Honoring our fathers is a year round privilege. Keep them coming! Mark

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Im a bit late too...but oh well..a head start for next year

My grandfather (Whom recently passed away late last year), he tried to join the military at 15 and had to wait 2 years to join, but only 1 to join the New York State Guard, so he was part of the NYG for a year. This photo was taken at Camp Smith in 1944. He is in the back, right in the middle, 7th from the right. The Guy who is putting his arm around the other guys shoulder

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27 years before and 50 miles away, my Great-grandfather, who served with distinction in co B, 306inf, 77th Div posed in an almost identical picture. He is the person 6th from the right, with the wild hair and leaning on the baseball bat. (This image has been edited and touched up by myself, that's why it looks so clean and sharp)

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My Grandfather after he joined the Navy at 17 as a signalman, in 1945. He joined just in time for the end of the war, he wasnt even out of training by the time the war ended, but he did manage to make it over to Hawaii, then Japan as part of the Occupation forces.

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Goofing off at Signalmans school in Bainbridge, Maryland in October, 1945. They had every reason to be celebrating, the Japanese surrendered barely a month earlier. He is on the top left, standing at ease with the mop and showing off his leg hair

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Being the "Hot" Signalman in Saesbo, Japan on the U.S.S. Hanson (DD-832) in June of 1946

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I was planning to talk to him about his service, but he went very quickly and unexpectedly. I have been trying to learn as much as I can and talk to my grandmother about the stories he used to tell (He always was a talker). I feel horrible about not asking him sooner, but I hope I can reclaim some of the things he didnt tell me by researching myself.

 

RIP Grandaddy

Great shots of a fine young Signalman. In the photo of him using the search light, that is an actual action shot, not posed. He is properly holding the shutter handle and is sighting throught the sights. Posed shots don't usually show the light being properly used. I was in Sasebo in '65-67 when my dad was stationed there and then again I was stationed there (as a Signalman) from '82-'85. Great shots. Fair Winds and Following Seas Sigs.

 

Steve Hesson

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Here is my dad when he was with the 17th Cavalry Sqd. (Mech), while stationed in Friedberg, Germany in 1946

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My dad was drafted in February 1943, and sent to Camp McCain, MS where he was assigned to the 87th Infantry Division. He went thru 10 months of training as a Surgical Room Technician, and he was assigned to the 312th Med Bn. I love this picture of my dad marching troops. He learned how to do that in the CCC. He stood about 5 feet, 5 inches, and was one of the toughest little SOBs in the Division. He had very large hands and could hit like he had brass knockles in his gloves. He was the Division Boxing Champion as a Bantam Weight.

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Forum Member #1691 since September 2007

Served in the US Army from 1960-80

First Sergeant (Retired)

Vietnam 1967 with 7-15th FA ~ [8"/175mm Gun] First Field Forces

Vietnam 1968 with 1-30th FA ~ [155mm] 1st Cavalry Division [AIRMOBILE]

President & Historian 30th FA Regiment Association ( WWW.HardChargers.Com )

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 30th Field Artillery Regiment in 2018

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Not my father but they were like fathers to my dad.His cousins Dick and Bob.2 of 6 relatives who served in the war

 

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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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