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by Sam Cox
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: long time gone, looking to participate once more
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

long time gone, looking to participate once more

Hey folks

I am coming back.

I missed this place and look forard to chewing the fat once more.

Sam
by Sam Cox
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cold war US Horse soldiers (photos)
Replies: 12
Views: 5777

Re: Cold war US Horse soldiers (photos)

This "grouping" is pretty thorough and the letters home and photos have proven very revealing.

The sad thing is that the group was split on eBay and i have had to try and keep it together. I missed some other great candid photos showing troopers in the field mounted.
by Sam Cox
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cold war US Horse soldiers (photos)
Replies: 12
Views: 5777

Re: Cold war US Horse soldiers (photos)

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc113/124cav/cfatc%204_zps0vbcjdmi.jpeg Interesting image - reminds me of the difference between Army 'regulation' and Army 'practice'. Note that all the brass on the saddle is clearly polished to the n-th degree, which was no mean trick to achieve as that bronze-...
by Sam Cox
Fri May 20, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Hugh Trabandt Horse Soldier
Replies: 4
Views: 2331

Re: Hugh Trabandt Horse Soldier

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A picture of Hugh in about 1956-57

Note the German tack.
by Sam Cox
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Hugh Trabandt Horse Soldier
Replies: 4
Views: 2331

Re: Hugh Trabandt Horse Soldier

I spoke with Hugh just yesterday.

He is 81 at the moment and still rides.

He left the US army with a MOS of 710 Stable Sergeant.

He described his 2 years with the Berlin Horse Platoon as "the best years of his life"
by Sam Cox
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Calvary boots?
Replies: 15
Views: 5139

Re: Calvary boots?

Brad Pitt can be seen wearing a pair in the Tarantino monsterpiece "Inglorious Basterds" as Lt Aldo Raine.

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by Sam Cox
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Mounted policeman and tank
Replies: 8
Views: 3819

Re: Mounted policeman and tank

Not any more.

Thanks Couvi.
by Sam Cox
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Mounted policeman and tank
Replies: 8
Views: 3819

Re: Mounted policeman and tank

Here we have Stephen Sabo of the 1st Armored Divisions MP section at Fort Hood in 1952. The photo is marked on the reverse as Stephen Sabo one of the mounted police at Ft Hood on Army-Air manoeuvres. Until this photo popped up i had no idea about mounted cops in the States. https://www.facebook.com/...
by Sam Cox
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Mounted policeman and tank
Replies: 8
Views: 3819

Re: Mounted policeman and tank

I think so

Need to consult www.militarytank.org

Fort Hood 1951
by Sam Cox
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cold war US Horse soldiers (photos)
Replies: 12
Views: 5777

Re: Cold war US Horse soldiers (photos)

The 16th Horse Platoon seemed to only wear them in the 1st year of its existence and after that GI spurs start popping up in photos. In its final incarnation as the 287th MP Horse Platoon only Germans spurs show up.
by Sam Cox
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Mounted policeman and tank
Replies: 8
Views: 3819

Re: Mounted policeman and tank

Snap!

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by Sam Cox
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cold war US Horse soldiers (photos)
Replies: 12
Views: 5777

Re: Cold war US Horse soldiers (photos)

Looking at that brass it does look shinier than usual. In the ww2 training films the brass has been hit with OD spray paint.

Post war HBT trousers being worn with truncated riding boots and German army spurs.

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by Sam Cox
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cold war US Horse soldiers (photos)
Replies: 12
Views: 5777

Cold war US Horse soldiers (photos)

Horse Platoon of the 16th Constabulary Squadron

Exercise Harvest 1949

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