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    Default Old Photos of American Warriors

    During WWII, the Coast Guard had a mounted beach patrol employing 24,000 men and 3,222 horses. They patrolled more than 3700 miles of coastline. Photo credit: Coast Guard Compass.
    9lbs plus rifle would have seem unpleasant in that photo, but still a nice photo.

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    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

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    That is a great photo!

    John
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    "Give a man a mask and he will tell you the truth"- Oscar Wilde.

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    Riding horseback along the shore sounds like good work if you can get it.

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    Dang. That's pretty cool. Now imagine keeping the horse calm, if you have to fire that thing from horseback. Recoil isn't bad but hecka loud.

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    I take them all to be stone cold killers.
    No one holds a candle to LeMay in the utter brutality that would have made Sherman and Sheridan turn away.

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    That's a .44 mag in Bill's mitt, and I'm not seeing hearing pro.
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    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post
    That's a .44 mag in Bill's mitt, and I'm not seeing hearing pro.
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    Pre hearing protection days. Those were the days of chain smokers and Marlboro filters jammed in ear canals.

    We non-artillery types never got hearing protection from the Army until 1974-75. And yeah, I'm deaf now.

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    Jordan I recognized; who's the others?
    I always have my primary weapon; it's right between my ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walk-Softly View Post

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    I take them all to be stone cold killers.
    No one holds a candle to LeMay in the utter brutality that would have made Sherman and Sheridan turn away.
    Is the guy in the Hawaiian shirt Melvin Purvis
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    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

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    The Fighter pilot is Robin Olds. He was one of the best leaders in the fighter pilot world and a damn good pilot himself. He was a true warrior and leader of men, and did not get along with the upper brass. He was the Patton of the fighter pilot world, he was outstanding in wartime and ruffled a lot of feathers in peacetime . He had 17 confirmed air to air kills in WWII and the Vietnam war. He could grow a damn good mustache!!

    From Wikipedia; Olds epitomized the youthful World War II fighter pilot. He remained in the service as it became the United States Air Force, despite often being at odds with its leadership, and was one of its pioneer jet pilots. Rising to the command of two fighter wings, Olds is regarded among aviation historians, and his peers, as the best wing commander of the Vietnam War, for both his air-fighting skills, and his reputation as a combat leader. He expressed his philosophy regarding fighter pilots in the quote: "There are pilots and there are pilots; with the good ones, it is inborn. You can't teach it. If you are a fighter pilot, you have to be willing to take risks."
    Don M.
    Scottsdale, AZ

    "Man's flight through life is sustained by the power of his knowledge"

    Austin 'Dusty' Miller, the quote on the Eagle & Fledgling statue at the U.S. Air Force Academy

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