Discussion in 'Front Porch Chat' started by Sentry18, Mar 9, 2018.
@Caribou : That was a very interesting article. Forum folks should read the article in the link.
This is awesome.
My first ship, CV 62, we were the first carrier to be awarded the Gadsden Flag for the oldest ship in the Fleet, after that was the Crappy Kitty then 9-11 happened and everyone got to fly it. We were one of the last ships with an all male crew.
This is her now... getting scrapped in Texas...
I cried when I saw the video of her being towed in and rusted and not taken care of.
My last ship, Hotel 19, my first cruise on that was 3 months and 22 ports, flagships are not good for saving money,
Went to sleep after leaving Thailand and woke up the next morning to pull into Singapore!
Lots of politics and kiddy games are the reason I left after 11 years in and not retiring....
Now she has been in dry dock since 2016 and I think is still in the yards. Well known secret that, that thing is held together with deck grey paint!!
True. I'd hate to think that my hope fro a safe landing would be in the hands of artificial intelligence.
" sorry Dave I can't do that ", answer by AI Hal on 2001 Space Odessy.
The USS BudgetCuts
A couple of photo's from my past and another from history...
About women soldiers have you read:"They fought like Demons"
It about women who dressed like men, so they could fight for what they believed in.
It is believed that this has been going on for as long as there have been armies to fight for.https://books.google.com/books?id=d...v=onepage&q="They fought like demons"&f=false
There are more: http://mentalfloss.com/article/29219/11-women-warriors-world-war-ii
This is a family photo, unlabeled. If you can tell me what his uniform is, I might be able to figure out who it is, based on what I know about my family history.
Answer may be in the rifle or the hat. Maybe look up Army hats thru the years? Seems liek an army uniform.
I'd start with "civil war bugle hat" and using the insignias, see if you can get a match.
It looks Union so you can also search for "civil war bugle hat badges" or "union bugle hats"
I was guessing European.
A friend passed today.
He will be missed.
He wrote this book as part of his healing and to help other combat vets deal with their demons.
@Patchouli I got close last night with this photo of Canadian period caps. Couldn’t match the uniform he was wearing. Even tried looking for military academy clothes. The cap has a ‘4’ in the center of the bugle. Could possibly be the fourth infantry?
The rifle looks like it could be a U.S. Percussion Musket 1842 or maybe a Springfield Model 1873. It would be easier if the rifle were tilted a bit more to the camera. The photo quality looks like it could be pre-1860, but don’t know if it’s just the transfer to digital format that may be causing that appearance.
Going by the hat, the trumpet means infantry. (crossed swords is cavalry, crossed cannons are artillery).
It looks like the #4 inside the trumpet. That may mean 4th Regiment.
The belt buckle appears to be a 2-piece British Enfield Snake Buckle. Used by both the North and South during that period.
The arm stripes show he's enlisted (not officer). No sword also implies enlisted.
Looks like he's got a walking cane too. Would the photo be for a military photo, or would it be more of he's out of the military but this is him in uniform?
It could be my great or great great grandfather, paternal. I'm just not sure. I have other photos too of unlabeled dashing ancestors.
I'm sorry for your loss of a friend.
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