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by mmoore
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Promotional video for the U.S. QM Museum
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Promotional video for the U.S. QM Museum

This is the official promotional video for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum. Runs a bit over 2 minutes. You can view it on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM15O5vJTJc or on their facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/#!/QuartermasterMuseum I did not see the Supply Sergeant Motto mentione...
by mmoore
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Duke the Funeral Horse
Replies: 0
Views: 522

Duke the Funeral Horse

If you are on Face Book search for Duke the Funeral Horse. Beautiful animal and carriage performing honors at present day military funerals.
by mmoore
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: American cavalry officers undergo training
Replies: 4
Views: 605

American cavalry officers undergo training

American cavalry officers undergo training at cavalry school, Tor Di Quinto in Rome, Italy. Although I was not able to identify any Americans. A 10 minute non-stop film clip of officers riding from here to there, jumping everything and anything that can be jumped. I was exhausted by the end of it. h...
by mmoore
Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Dispersing the Bonus Army
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Dispersing the Bonus Army

I was taken aback by my father’s vehement dislike of MacArthur. But then I realized his father, my grandfather, was a member of the Bonus Army. I don’t know if he was in attendance in Washington D.C. or merely a sympathizer. For further reading download Confrontation at Anacostia Flats: The Bonus Ar...
by mmoore
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Policeman of an Empire
Replies: 0
Views: 783

Policeman of an Empire

Fall edition of Army History has an article entitled The US Cavalry: Soldiers of a Nation Policeman of an Empire By Dennis Showalter. I haven’t read it yet but it is free for download at:

http://www.history.army.mil/armyhistory/index.html
by mmoore
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 3rd Army funeral in Coblenz, Germany sometime between 1919 a
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: 3rd Army funeral in Coblenz, Germany sometime between 19

The stable sergeant or farrier (without the hat) and his daily detail of privates taking a break. The one on the far left is a buck sergeant, detail NCOIC perhaps. “Smoke ‘em if you got too, if you got two, give me one.”
by mmoore
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 3rd Army funeral in Coblenz, Germany sometime between 1919 a
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: 3rd Army funeral in Coblenz, Germany sometime between 19

I can’t see his rank but my guess would be a lieutenant and the OIC (Officer in Charge) of the funeral detail. Nonetheless a good looking young man with a good military seat on a well turned out charger.
by mmoore
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 3rd Army funeral in Coblenz, Germany sometime between 1919 a
Replies: 9
Views: 880

3rd Army funeral in Coblenz, Germany sometime between 1919 a

These 5 pictures were provided by Al Barnes, a student of the US Army’s occupation of Germany after the First World War. He has recently had published a book of that period: In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923 by Alexander Barnes (Jul 28, 2011) The comments about the pict...
by mmoore
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Dispersing the Remounts.
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Dispersing the Remounts.

Here are some statistics for the A.E.F. from Mr. Barnes. Doesn’t answer the UK question but interesting nonetheless. "On January 1, 1919, there were 192,386 animals on hand in the A. E. F. which had to be disposed of. Depots were filled and were constantly receiving more animals from units returning...
by mmoore
Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Dispersing the Remounts.
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Dispersing the Remounts.

Mr. Al Barnes, a friend of mine here at the US Army’s Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee has spent many years researching and writing the book shown below. In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923 by Alexander Barnes (Jul 28, 2011) http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c...
by mmoore
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Brig. Gen. Harry Dwight Chamberlin
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: Brig. Gen. Harry Dwight Chamberlin

http://www.efootage.com/stock-footage/5 ... _Olympics/

Army Brigadier General Harry D. Chamberlin and Japan's Lieutenant Takeichi Nishi both win the gold in the Prix des Nations event for mounted officers at the 1932 Summer Olympic Games.
by mmoore
Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Mule Mounted Watch on the Rhine
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Mule Mounted Watch on the Rhine

Can anyone help identify these saddles? The picture is purported to be 1st ID artillerymen in Germany during the Watch on the Rhine in 1919. Fine looking mules I must admit.
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by mmoore
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Front Royal Remount
Replies: 41
Views: 6134

Re: Front Royal Remount

The Field Artillery Journal mentions Front Royal several times in their archives. Do a search on all editions at this page.

http://sill-www.army.mil/FAMAG/archives.htm
by mmoore
Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The First Annual SMH College and University Horse Census
Replies: 20
Views: 2729

Re: The First Annual SMH College and University Horse Census

Many schools here in the East have equestrian programs. My Alma mater, Alfred University, in western New York State has one. When I went to school there a riding club was organized which I took part in at a nearby riding academy. Since then the program has grown in to an excellent academic and athle...
by mmoore
Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: General McMurtrie Gregg statue
Replies: 12
Views: 1736

Re: General McMurtrie Gregg statue

I have a passing interest in General Gregg. General Gregg’s troopers conducted the Battle of Vaughan Road which took place on and about my farm. This battle was a lesser battle of Cavalry forces during the siege of Petersburg. General Gregg’s forces were protecting the flank of a main attack during ...
by mmoore
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Hangovers
Replies: 106
Views: 16278

Re: Hangovers

I haven’t seen yet “You scratch my back I’ll scratch yours” which I would think came from horses doing that. Also to “turn your nose up” at something you don't like.
by mmoore
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Coast Guard Beach Patrols
Replies: 25
Views: 2366

Good Duty!

At this USCG web page are 11 pictures of USCG Troopers, err, Mounted Swabbies, patrolling the beaches on horseback. http://www.uscg.mil/history/uscghist/Beach_Patrol_Photo_Index.asp One interesting comment was: [In September 1942, horses were authorized for use by the beach patrol. The mounted porti...
by mmoore
Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Mounting and Dismounting with an injury
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: Mounting and Dismounting with an injury

II busted up my left knee playing lacrosse in college and after 20 years of pounding the pavement in the Army it is now full of arthritis and won’t bend much. With that and just a little paunch I can’t get my foot up in to the stirrup. I’ve mounted using the offside with an easy going mare with no p...