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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. "I'm assuming that is integral porting on the end of the barrel?
    This is a pretty darn neat looking revolver."
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    Posted @withregram • @kc_eusebio Met a Japanese shooter who had won Steel Challenge in the revolver division in 1991. He came back and this is the same revolver he used. Such a unique looking wheel gun
    Here’s the question, what would you name her and where is she from? Make me laugh. Happy Friday y’all. #2A 
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  2. 40 minutes ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

    A combat jump is a carefully choreographed thing. Assuming everything works and they drop you in the right spot, a rally point on the DZ has been designated before hand. All jumpers have studied the maps and aerials and should be able to move to the rally point.

    Of course no plan survives the first shot. On D Day the troops were dropped all over the landscape, sometimes miles from their designated Drop Zone. The clickers helped them locate each other, usually in small groups and frequently with no Officer or NCO among them. Due to the intense planning and rehearsals beforehand the airborne troops still managed to be highly effective in locating their objectives and accomplishing their missions. (And fortunately Schickelgruber was asleep and didn’t release the Panzer Divisions)


    The majority of jumps I made were in the dark because it’s much better to not be seen.

    We made a night jump into Germany in 69 on a NATO exercise. Clear weather, no moon. We were dropped in the right place but the pilot apparently thought he was re-enacting D Day and our altitude was way low. I lost 3 team members to injuries that night.


    Here’s a repro WW2 cricket.




    Thank you for the detailed response, Bob.   For some reason I had been thinking that the guys from each aircraft would try to rally, then move off together to the company or battalion rally point.  What little I know of how paratroops operate comes mostly from reading the book, Currahee, by Donald Burgett.  

  3. Likely been 15 or 20 years since I've watched the Oscar's.


    The last movie I saw in a theatre was "Return of the King."  Worth it to see it on the big screen once.

  4. 1 minute ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    They were all given clickers so they could locate each other.


    google dday clicker


    But which way were they supposed to go to assemble?   Towards the first man out?  Towards the last man out? Towards the middle of the drop zone?

  5. I haven’t made this yet but it looks so good I wanted to share it.


    Tacos Gobernador, Chef Marcela Valladolid
    Makes 6 to 8 tacos
    Prep time: 20 minutes
    Cook time: 20 minutes
    I love this recipe because I grew up eating it in iconic Tijuana restaurant Los Arcos while growing up in Mexico. And incredibly simple dish that captures the wonderful flavors of Mexico that was born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. A state that is famous for its creative shrimp preparations and named after the Governor to whom it was first served, Francisco Labastida. 
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    ½ white onion
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    2 poblanos, charred, peeled and diced
    2 cups chopped shrimp (large chunks are good)
    2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
    More oil for quesadillas
    Hot sauce and lime for serving! 
    1.-Heat oil in heavy large pan over high heat.
    2.-Add onions and saute 4 minutes. Add garlic and saute one minute longer. Add poblanos and saute just one minute longer to combine flavors.
    3.-Add shrimp and stir until shrimp are cooked through, about 4 minutes total. Season shrimp mixture to taste with salt and pepper. 
    4.-To make quesadillas heat a little oil in another heavy large pan. Add two tortillas and cook 30 seconds.
    5.- Add ¼ cup shredded cheese to half of tortilla and scoop some of shrimp mixture over. 
    6.-Fold half of tortilla over shrimp and cheese and cook until cheese at edge is crusty. 
    Serve with hot sauce and lime
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  6. 1 hour ago, DocWard said:


    Since I never made it to jump school, despite several attempts to get there, I will defer to @Utah Bob #35998 and a couple of others on that one. 



    I figured that one of them would chime in on it.  I  can make reasonable arrangements for each of those possibilities,  likely all wrong. 

  7. 1 hour ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    The bugle is iconic but I explored other instruments.




    not as mournful as a bugle.


    More of a melancholy than outright mournful.   And much less martial. 



  8. 35 minutes ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

    Younger guys from the VFW?? :lol::lol::lol::lol:


    Well,  there might be some guys from the 1st Gulf War. 


    Sad thing is,  I remember my Dad and his friends at his Post (7041) talking about "Those young guys from Viet Nam."   Now those "young guys" are the old timers. 


    I also barely remember a few of the Doughboys at that Post talking about "The young guys from WWII."

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