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1  General Category / The Mess Hall / Re: Is this for the Veterans? on: November 07, 2014, 05:38:44 PM
Closed events don't honor anyone but the people who put the event on.
At least these guys you overheard were honest. But why do it right? Why do model railroad clubs bother painting steam locomotives the right paint jobs when they can just run cheap stuff out of the box?
Why does a men's league baseball team bother with matching uniforms?
Because it's a hobby and people want a full experience. Otherwise, why bother showing up at all?
2  General Category / The Mess Hall / NMHA folks? on: November 07, 2014, 05:35:26 PM
I was a member of the NMHA back in the 90s and hit lots of their events.
When did this group fold up?
If anyone knows how to reach Todd Guthrie, Al Winfrey or any of the old 'Company K' guys, please PM me with their info!
3  Events List: North American Theater of Operations / 4th Service Command / Re: 8 November 2014, Living History, Elizabethton, TN on: November 07, 2014, 05:33:19 PM
Would be cool to see. My folks are from the Stoney Creek area. I live on the opposite side of the country, though.
If you see Phil Bishop there, tell him Lee says hi!
4  United States, 1900-2000 / General Discussion / Re: Re-enactor cartoons on: May 17, 2012, 06:19:48 PM
More, in case anyone cares. The magazine folded right before Christmas...

5  Events List: North American Theater of Operations / 9th Service Command / Re: 20-21 May 2011, Armed Forces Day - Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA on: May 21, 2011, 10:31:32 PM
Just got back from Armed Forces Day. It rained off and on but all in all, a good time was had by all!
A lot of people just didn't know enough about the DS era to know how to react to us, but we got a lot of favorable response and nothing negative. Here are some shots we got today...

Ed, Me and Pete at the display as we got our gear on. We didn't get a shot with the tent, wish I had now:

Ed and I with an Iraqi Type 59:
6  Events List: North American Theater of Operations / 9th Service Command / Re: 20-21 May 2011, Armed Forces Day - Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA on: May 17, 2011, 05:41:15 PM
Last year’s event was…. interesting to say the least. They had a “all hands on deck” spectator battle with all eras represented on the field at the same time. I hope they don’t perform this travesty again as it was downright embarrassing to see it being done in the middle of the day (stuff like this is what you might want to do after the public goes home, not as a main attraction). I found a shot of it taking place here: http://www.creativeflashes.com/Events/Armed-Forces-Day-2010/Historical-Reenactors/12224737_Ui6as#870834044_Q3iCz
Otherwise, it’s a darned good event. The re-enactors are treated well, there’s a lot to see and the public is very supportive. The only drawback to this event for me is that people can play with the Army’s weapons and vehicles, then they come over to our area and think they can do the same. You have to keep an eagle eye on your stuff because otherwise you’ll find a family sitting in your Jeep having lunch, people walking off with weapons to show family members, and people in your face when you confront them, loudly reminding you that their tax dollars paid for stuff that they think the government still owns. And yes, all of these things have happened to me at this event, each more than once.
But if you expect this to happen, it’s still a great event and one not to miss. Our newly-formed Desert Storm group will be there with at least two vehicles and 4-5 people.
7  United States, 1900-2000 / General Discussion / Re-enactor cartoons on: April 03, 2011, 09:32:40 PM
More info can be found here about when and where these were printed:
Enjoy!  Tongue
Older ones from the 90s:

Newer ones that have run in WW2 re-enactor magazine out of the UK:

One day, it dawned on me I could finally do them in color!

8  United States, 1900-2000 / General Discussion / Desert Storm Group founded for 2011... on: April 03, 2011, 08:45:40 PM
Just a little over 20 years ago now, in 1991, Allied forces moved into Iraq and Kuwait, starting the ground war of Desert Storm.
To that end, I have formed a living history group dedicated to the veterans of this war based on the Pacific NW. We'll be displaying the vehicles, uniforms, weapons and equipment of America's quickest (and perhaps most decisive) mechanized campaign.
There are only three of us right now but are looking to gather a few more. The current plan is for events in 2011 only. If it goes over very well, we might continue.
More to come on our site: http://desertstorm20th.webs.com/index.htm

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