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#1 bfryar44

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 07:18 AM

For all of my fellow Thompson fans out there, a WW2 color photo of a Thompson. Photo shows SSGT Masaru Suehire, from Honolulu, enjoying a meal of Army chow(yum,yum). Note the Thompson in his lap, she is still a beauty even though dusty from field use. SSGT. Suehire was a member of the famed 34th Infantry Division and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism while serving in Italy during the war. Enjoy
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Posted 05 September 2004 - 10:25 AM

bfryar44,

What a terrific photo! How did you come to know the name? What else can you tell us about the picture?
If I remember reading right, that unit was the most decorated in US history. Great bit of history!!!

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#3 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 11:04 AM

I think the Nisei division that was most celebrated was the "Go For Broke" 442nd.
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Posted 05 September 2004 - 11:45 AM

Yeppers... They had a very high percentage of casualties.... Just visited the interment camp in NoCal, Manzanar, now a national monument, and they had some archival footage on the 442'nd.
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Posted 05 September 2004 - 11:52 AM

Is that chow blink.gif what was refered to as SOS?
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Posted 05 September 2004 - 12:19 PM

That is one fantastic photo. I love seeing those things. The Thompson looks like it had done some talking recently. I know what you mean about that SOS. I've enjoyed some of that in the past. Good stuff!
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Posted 05 September 2004 - 05:17 PM

Great photo!

Looks like he is in training as there is no magazine in the gun.
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Posted 05 September 2004 - 07:43 PM

No need to have a mag in the gun right then, as no enemy soldier would kill to steal that food! Just kidding. Looks like good old American corned beef hash, re-warmed. Great pic. Any hot meal is good in the field, I'm sure.
I wonder what that is that seems to be tied around the front of the barrel? Makeshift sling? Looks too skinny for that. Any ideas???

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