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by mmoore
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: The Lost Soldiers:
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

Re: The Lost Soldiers:

The Polar Bear Expedition: The U.S. Intervention in Northern Russia, 1918–1919

by Alexander F. Barnes and Cassandra J. Rhodes

http://www.almc.army.mil/alog/issues/Ma ... _Bear.html

Another article on this subject.
by mmoore
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Louisiana Maneuvers 1940
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

Re: Louisiana Maneuvers 1940

This was a fun read: The Army Truck vs. The Army Horse- Bill Mauldin, Louisiana, 1940 http://www.stonefortconsulting.com/2012/07/the-army-truck-vs-the-army-horse-bill-mauldin-louisiana-1940/ “A horseman popped up alongside us, three more hemmed us in othe other sides with carbines leveled, and we we...
by mmoore
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: U. S. Salute
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: U. S. Salute

I can’t offer anything on palm facing forward vs. down. Neither could I see the horseman but I did see his shadow!
by mmoore
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Along the border - 1916
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Along the border - 1916

Several pictures from a New York National Guard Cavalry Unit deployment to the Mexican border in 1916. One picture shows the hay wagon returning from a supply point. The other two pictures show young troopers keeping up morale while on deployment, away from home, doing what young troopers might do i...
by mmoore
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Great War Memorials
Replies: 95
Views: 31550

Re: Great War Memorials

From the WW1 Buffs Facebook page at which I am seeing many very interesting photos. I would add “..one of the most daring [and foolish] actions of the Romanian forces in WW1.”
by mmoore
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Henry Carrington's decorations
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Henry Carrington's decorations

A friend who is knowledgeable about US medals was able to identify 3 of the General’s medals. The three were "commemorative" medals from the GAR.
by mmoore
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Remount depot No 326, Camp Cody, NM
Replies: 2
Views: 3876

Remount depot No 326, Camp Cody, NM

The other day I happened upon this picture which shows “650 officers and enlisted men of Remount depot No 326, Camp Cody, NM.” US Cav jpeg.jpg I have always been intrigued by these pictures and while they are very interesting I always thought they were a terrible waste of valuable training time. I d...
by mmoore
Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Architectural Artifacts of the Equine Era
Replies: 16
Views: 5905

Re: Architectural Artifacts of the Equine Era

Richmond, VA. Still has its fountain/trough that it received in 1907. At that time the newspaper editors thought the gift was quite a compliment and were proud to be the first southern city to receive one. Also I stumbled upon these web sites dealing with old water troughs still around in England. h...
by mmoore
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Secret mission: The Horse Soldiers of 9/11
Replies: 1
Views: 1085

Secret mission: The Horse Soldiers of 9/11

Interview with some of the horse soldiers of 9/11. It was the news the world breathlessly waited for immediately after the 9/11 terror attacks: a report of the first American troops on the ground in Afghanistan. All at once the world’s attention focused on an iconic photo of those Special Operations...
by mmoore
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: 10th or 28th Cavalry Regiment Movie
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

Re: 10th or 28th Cavalry Regiment Movie

The color guard in the film clips was also all mounted on grays and in the ceremonial uniform but I couldn’t see if they had any weapons. I based my comment regarding the 28th Cav being at Lockett on the histories at http://www.militarymuseum.org/CpLockett.html. Those histories, of course, may be in...
by mmoore
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: 10th or 28th Cavalry Regiment Movie
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

10th or 28th Cavalry Regiment Movie

A very interesting 9 minute film of the 10th or 28th Cavalry at Camp Locket, California. A DoD film, appears to be shots intended to be used in the making of a film. Good clips of the Regiment on parade and in the field. Really enjoyed the thunder of hooves as the regiment rode past the camera men. ...
by mmoore
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Men on Iron Ponies
Replies: 1
Views: 1150

Men on Iron Ponies

“Men on Iron Ponies, The Death and Rebirth of the Modern U. S. Cavalry,” A very interesting dissertation discussing the Cavalry from WW I to after WW II. Viewable & downloadable at: http://etd.lib.fsu.edu/theses/available/etd-03302004-164302/ Abstract The airplane and tank forever changed the nature...
by mmoore
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: remount activities
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

remount activities

THE QUARTERMASTER CORPS: ORGANIZATION, SUPPLY, AND SERVICES Volume II CMH Pub 10-13-1 This is the official US Army History of World War II. This book describes dwindling remount activities during this period in Chapter 10. X. ANIMALS FOR MILITARY USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313 Organization for ...
by mmoore
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 111th FA Regiment
Replies: 1
Views: 351

111th FA Regiment

My friend is attempting to pinpoint a date for these two pictures. He knows they are of a gun crew from the 111th FA Regiment. The 111th was horse arty until 1932. The sergeant has stripes on both sleeves. The soldiers are wearing unit crests on their hats. Also is there anything significant about t...
by mmoore
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: On Sinister Horsemen
Replies: 24
Views: 2105

Re: On Sinister Horsemen

A hot, ejected, cartridge casing going down one’s shirt collar is enough encouragement for most people to shoot right handed. However, from Wikipedia, The M16A2 is a select-fire rifle (semi-automatic fire, three-round-burst fire) incorporating design elements requested by the Marine Corps:[8] an adj...
by mmoore
Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: British Army Horse Transport
Replies: 9
Views: 1095

Re: British Army Horse Transport

I’ve seen halters and bridles marked as “cob size” which is what our Arabs require. We also had a farrier from Ireland who would use cob as a curse word when the horse misbehaved, as in “Arragh, stand still you cob.”
by mmoore
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Off Topic: Bomb Patrol Afghanistan
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: Off Topic: Bomb Patrol Afghanistan

Or inspired by a South African vehicle. http://www.army-technology.com/projects/buffalo/ "The Buffalo mine-protected clearance vehicle (MPCV) is a six-wheel heavily armoured EOD vehicle manufactured by Force Protection. The armoured vehicle was inspired by the four-wheel South African Casspir, a lan...
by mmoore
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The US Army Quartermaster Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 595

The US Army Quartermaster Museum

The US Army Quartermaster Museum at Fort Lee, VA has the following on their Facebook page with this picture of the plaque: The new movie War Horse highlights the epic adventure of one horse in WWI. But did you know that the US Army in WWI employed over 240,000 horses and mules of which over 68,000 d...
by mmoore
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Marines on horseback in the Dominican Republic
Replies: 23
Views: 3240

Re: Marines on horseback in the Dominican Republic

Al sends his thanks to you all for your insights and thoughts regarding this picture. I’m surprised no one corrected me. I meant to type 14 hands in my comments above but my two fingers failed me again.

Thanks, Mike
by mmoore
Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Marines on horseback in the Dominican Republic
Replies: 23
Views: 3240

Marines on horseback in the Dominican Republic

A friend that I’ve mentioned before, Al Barnes, is working on an article about the complications of small unit logistics in the twentieth century. He has asked for any insights or thoughts on this picture. It shows two US Marines on horseback in the Dominican Republic circa 1920. The picture was lab...