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by Pat Holscher
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 1st Foreign Parachute Heavy Mortar Company ,Indochina War, with some equine help.
Replies: 1
Views: 80

1st Foreign Parachute Heavy Mortar Company ,Indochina War, with some equine help.

1st Foreign Parachute Heavy Mortar Company during the Indochina War. I don't know what the mortars are, but they apparently were getting some local equine help towing them.
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by Pat Holscher
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: On BBC 4: The Equine Army
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: On BBC 4: The Equine Army

Kurt Hughes wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:01 pm
Hi Pat
I might be able to help you out, will send you a message.
Kurt.
Kurt,

I've been so tied up at work I forgot to reply. I will soon.

I wish the BBC would just make these available to us colonials. Taking the results of the Revolution out on us this way just isn't fair.
by Pat Holscher
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Ft David, Texas photos
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Ft David, Texas photos

Great stuff!

I'm often struck my the extent to which these posts not only do not resemble the popular depiction of them, but rather look like Victorian villages in the wilderness.
by Pat Holscher
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Camp Naco, AZ
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Camp Naco, AZ

Interesting! Thanks for posting, I love seeing these old posts and what they look like today.
by Pat Holscher
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: On BBC 4: The Equine Army
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: On BBC 4: The Equine Army

Rats, those feeds only work in the UK.
by Pat Holscher
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Mule packing training at the National Training Center
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Mule packing training at the National Training Center

https://flic.kr/p/WjabaW "U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to the National Training Center, tie a M240B Machine Gun to a saddle during mule packing training at Fort Irwin, California, Aug. 1, 2017. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted the training to effectively train Bronco 71, who operates with...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Glacier National Park acquires its first female packer
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Glacier National Park acquires its first female packer

Glacier National Park acquires its first female packer: http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/ap_news/montana/woman-becomes-glacier-national-park-s-first-female-packer/article_8f438fe5-f162-566a-b96f-2fe7f03305dd.html/#utm_source=bozemandailychronicle.com&utm_campaign=related-by-section&utm_medium=di...
by Pat Holscher
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Architectural Artifacts of the Equine Era
Replies: 16
Views: 4917

Re: Architectural Artifacts of the Equine Era

Oddly enough, for those following the news on this and that, one of these horse fountains was removed in Helana, Montana yesterday. It had the odd status of having been placed there after a 1916 drive by the Daughters of the Confederacy, making it the only memorial to CSA veterans in the Rocky Mount...
by Pat Holscher
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Some Sort of Soldier on Some Sort of Horse
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Some Sort of Soldier on Some Sort of Horse

The rifle is an Accuracy International Arctic Warfare snipers rifle. They have widespread global use with special type troops. Most are 7.62 NATO, but some are .300 Win Mag. The US Navy SEALS use them, but then so do various British special forces. My guess is that this is a Navy SEAL. Note the sadd...
by Pat Holscher
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: General Robert Moffet and PACK
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: General Robert Moffet and PACK

I just bumped up this thread which has some information on this topic:

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by Pat Holscher
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: U.S. Army Pack Artillery in WWII.
Replies: 39
Views: 7950

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Regarding the 97th Field Artillery Bn, there is a discrepency between Stanton's data and the Army History referenced in the Pack Mules on Guadalcanal thread. While Stanton shows the 97th arriving on Guadalcanal in Jan1943, he has the unit giving up its pack howitzers in 1941 and becoming a 105mm Tr...
by Pat Holscher
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: General Robert Moffet and PACK
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: General Robert Moffet and PACK

The US didn't really use "mule drawn" artillery in the 20th Century, and if it did prior to that it was an expedient. Mules were used for pack artillery. There's quite a few threads here on pack artillery. Mules were used to draw machinegun carts in the U.S. Army prior to WWII, but those were phased...
by Pat Holscher
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Stations of the U.S. Cavalry prior to WWII
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Stations of the U.S. Cavalry prior to WWII

Does anyone have a list of where the U.S. Cavalry was stationed at prior to WWII? I know that after WWI The 1st Cavalry Division was stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas along the Texas/Mexican border until 1944. What is the Offical date that the United States abolished the Horse Cavalry? I don't know whe...
by Pat Holscher
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Stations of the U.S. Cavalry prior to WWII
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Stations of the U.S. Cavalry prior to WWII

What is the Offical date that the United States abolished the Horse Cavalry? There's a variety of threads on this and that's a more difficult question to answer than it might seem as every time you think you've found the "last" in terms of date, you'll find something after it. It might be best just...
by Pat Holscher
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Caption the Photo. . . .
Replies: 49
Views: 12005

Re: Caption the Photo. . . .

Steve Haupt wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:58 pm
I'm telling you the regulations say "No Straw Boaters"!
LOL!

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