Another forgotten Amrican hero...
I'm passing it on to my father in law and all the other horse lovers I know
"If it aint broke don't fix it. "If you can't fix it get a bigger hammer."
The foundations of civilization are built upon the bones of the horse.
May you graze upon lush pastures and nap beneath azure skies, Sgt. Reckless.
"Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty."
John Basil Barnhill
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."
That has to be Iwa Jima again, I thought they always used mules.
Horses were the reason that King Harold's British army lost out to the invading army of Duke William of Normandy. They had them in their hundreds, rode into the standing soldiers of King Harold and slaughtered them where they stood. It was their secret weapon.
A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse, William Shavespoke
My father ( WA5ZRP-SK ) served in WWII with the 112th cavalry, the last US outfit to go into battle on horses.
When they got to the Philippines, they tried using Australian horses but the jungle was too much for the animals hooves - and that was that.
Then the name of the outfit was changed to the 112th regimental combat team.
My Dad had great war stories, and a few good ones about training along the Texas/Mexico border too.
His favorite horse in the war was "Baby Dumpling" who knew the combat course so well that Dad only had to concentrate on shooting his .45 auto on the course - and got top honors there.
He spent two years slogging around the jungle in New Guinea in the vicinity of the driniumor river with a Thompson sub-machinegun, being resupplied by C-47's and finally caught so many exotic jungle diseases that he missed out on the cushy occupation duty that his outfit went on to perform, not long after he was sent home.
His captain Herb Campbell used to stop by and visit us every now and then, when I was a child. Herb had snow-white hair in a flat-top hair do, and constantly chewed a cigar. - He was every bit as tough as my old man, a real character and I'm glad that I got a chance to know him.
Last edited by N5PVL; 06-17-2012 at 12:18 AM.
73 DE Charles, N5PVL
The "S" word... It's not the socialism, it's the stupidity behind it.
That's one brave war horse.
I will bet that word spread pretty fast afterwards...
Originally Posted by G0GQK
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