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    My life time jumping

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:08 am

    I started reenacting American Civil War way back in 1983. You may not believe it, but my rifle musket, cap pouch, tin cup and plate, silverware, much of my money, and plates/insignia were originals. They were cheaper or about equal to repros then. Much of my repro stuff was from the centenial in the 1960's. Since then, I've done 11th Century Ireland up. Mostly displays and living histories now a days. I've had the honor of being a requested speaker at West Point, and as a speaker for the Custer Society, Part of the honor guard for one of the Hunley sailors during thier funeral, made 3 major motion pictures, a couple tv movies, a History Channel program, and several films for schools.
    I found some pics and as I scan em, I'll post em.

    1st up. Did a display for WW1 over in Dayton, OH at the VA there. Uniform is original. Hat, shoes, and jerkin are repops. This was taken last year.


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    Re: My life time jumping

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:13 am

    Decorating a grave on Memorial Day. This man served with my gramma's cousin. Uniform is original, to a man in the Signal Corps, 42nd Rainbow Division.

    Medals are re-issues that belonged to my cousin. He was gassed in France April 1918. I was playing the part of Sgt. Joyce Kilmer that weekend, who also served in the 42nd.



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    Re: My life time jumping

    Post by Sarge on Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:34 pm

    WHAT does the title of your post have to do with the subjekt matter of the post???
    I expected to find a post about Airborne, instead I find a bunch of "Leg" stuff and NO mention of anything about airborne or "Jumping!'
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    Re: My life time jumping

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:33 pm

    Time jumping has very little to do with exiting a perfectly good airplane. Although I have done airborne. It's about reenacting multiple time periods. Something I have the rare privilege to do with the extensive collection I have. It gives me the opportunity to teach about the past.


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    Re: My life time jumping

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:01 pm

    American Civil War. Taken at 125th Franklin, Tn in 1986.

    Private, Union Army
    Co. B, 5th Ky. Veteran Volunteer Infantry, 3rd Div. 4th Corps. Western Theatre. "Thomas' Mudsills"



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    Re: My life time jumping

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:10 pm

    1st Sgt. Army of Ohio.
    Co. A, Crabtree's Independant Henry Rifle Co.
    Kanawha Valley, 1864





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    Re: My life time jumping

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:18 pm

    Confederate Colonel. Early war. 1862
    Army of Northern Virginia.
    Co. A, 19th Va. Inf.

    Re-dedication of Richmond Cemetery. 05 or 06




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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:24 pm

    Confederate Colonel. Mid-late war. 1863-65
    Army of Northern Virginia, HQ, Longstreet's Corps
    Gettysburg Remembrance Day, 2010

    My sword is an original 1850 Officer's Foot sword. Engraved blade made by C. Roby and Co. It belonged to a friend's great great grandfather. He carried it as a Union officer at Gettysburg.






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    Re: My life time jumping

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:31 pm

    WW2 American

    Co. C, 18th Inf, 1st Inf. Div.
    Africa, 1942



    US Navy. Assault boat driver

    Pacific Theatre, USS Berrien(APa-62) Coxswain
    1945




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    Re: My life time jumping

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:34 pm

    1st Sergeant
    Co. F, 329th Inf. 83rd Inf. Division.
    Europe 1944







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    Re: My life time jumping

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:38 pm

    German WW2
    7th SS Gebirgsjeager
    Romania, 1943


    2nd Gebirgjeager(wehrmacht)
    Eastern Front, 1944






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    Re: My life time jumping

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:40 pm

    PoW, Western Front, 1944




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