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by Pat Holscher
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Running at the heads, July 30, 1918.
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Running at the heads, July 30, 1918.

Todd wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:36 pm
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The Grinch that wanted to steal all the Christmases?
by Pat Holscher
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Running at the heads, July 30, 1918.
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Running at the heads, July 30, 1918.

Todd wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:11 am
What did Santa do to deserve that?!
Perhaps its der Weihnachtsmann
by Pat Holscher
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Hangovers
Replies: 111
Views: 16805

Re: Hangovers

One I just heard the other day (regarding a person who was leaving one job to take another, the perils of which they were clearly unaware of):

"They're going to use you like a rented mule".
by Pat Holscher
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Recent Air Force News
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Recent Air Force News

Really interesting! The old and the new combining.
by Pat Holscher
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Several years later we were at a firepower demonstration and I had my crew at the position of ‘At Ease,’ waiting for the thing to start. In the Civil War enlisted saluted with the hand farthest from the officer and palm outward like the French. I heard someone shout my name and I turned around and ...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Several years later we were at a firepower demonstration and I had my crew at the position of ‘At Ease,’ waiting for the thing to start. In the Civil War enlisted saluted with the hand farthest from the officer and palm outward like the French. I heard someone shout my name and I turned around and ...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Where are the other 15 Quartermaster Squadrons and other important questions
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Where are the other 15 Quartermaster Squadrons and other important questions

Another thing to keep in mind is that the U.S. Army didn't really have a divisional structure after the Civil War until 1918. So there were a lot of units of various types that were formed with unit designations that then were incorporated into divisions in 1917. For example, the, the structure of t...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Issue of Mounts and equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Issue of Mounts and equipment

In general, the answer would be no.

Of course we might need to break the definition of equipment down further, but equipment was and is issued at the unit level.
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Memorial Day

I've recently had the occasion to be reading some of the newspapers of 1918 from this period. It's interesting to note how on that Memorial Day, in 1918, with the news full of the Spring Offensive of 1918, the focus was on the remaining "boys of 61". I suppose the way that we look back now on the ve...
by Pat Holscher
Sat May 19, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Our city has a couple of these M1918s that they've moved to a frontier era reconstructed fort on the edge of town, but which they have repainted some years ago to sort of a mustard like color, which I'm told was the correct color for them. It's sort of an odd location for them, but it works okay as ...
by Pat Holscher
Sat May 19, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: M1908 Saddle Blankets the last
Replies: 0
Views: 155

M1908 Saddle Blankets the last

In the nature of a stupid question I should really know the answer to, was the M1908 Saddle Blanket the last pattern adopted?
by Pat Holscher
Sat May 19, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: McClellan's Dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: McClellan's Dilemma

Indeed!
by Pat Holscher
Sat May 19, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Finnish cavalry photos, 1939-1945
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Finnish cavalry photos, 1939-1945

Very interesting. Thanks for posting these.
by Pat Holscher
Sat May 19, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Omnibus
Topic: M1908 Saddle Blanket
Replies: 1
Views: 1425

Re: M1908 Saddle Blanket

Well the season is about upon us! I'd like to wish everyone the best during this holiday season!! Topic: M1908 in use I've looked for a good picture of a M1908 blanket in use. If field equiped, almost no blanket shows under the Mac and other equipment. Can anyone post a picture or link that clearly...
by Pat Holscher
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: M1917 Revolvers During the Great War
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: M1917 Revolvers During the Great War

A little off from the WW1 topic with Smith & Wesson M1917 45s, but my Father carried this revolver as late as 1968 as Infantry officer and later when he branch transferred to Armored Cavalry. At this point he was a Walker Bulldog PLT leader. He did not care for the M1911 Colt and as an alternative ...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Ist cavalry Division metallic dui question
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Ist cavalry Division metallic dui question

Yo know, that reference is remarkably useful, but a couple of questions persist: Were DUI designs ever reassigned from dormant units to active ones; and with the areas where this reference says that the DUIs were textile, there are metallic pre-war DUIs for sale. How do we reconcile this? On the fi...