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#1 TheGunny

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 02:31 PM

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Picture of me at the 60th Anniversary of Iwo Jima Event, firing my early AO M-1 Thompson at the enemy! Note there is no reinforcing lug on the buttstock. Check out the brass arcing away from the gun!!!
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#2 Cody Tripp

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 04:33 PM

That sure looks like the hill country near Doss, Texas.
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 05:00 PM

That's the place! Were you there? It was a great time and I hear they are going to do it again next year!
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 06:10 PM

I went on Sunday afternoon and had a great time. You guys did a wonderful job of reenacting. I especially liked the Quad .50 and the flame throwers!
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 07:28 PM

Niiiiiice shot, Gunny! smile.gif
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:27 AM

Gunny,
What part of the field were you on? I was in the center on Sat. and the left on Sun. I must have burned thru 1K rounds that weekend. Great pic.
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#7 TheGunny

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 11:52 AM

They stuck us on the far right side. It was a blast! I found that photo in an online newspaper from, I think, Plano Texas. I was with Fletcher Isaacs' group. Marty Morgan, B-Mac, Trey Moore, Dan Knight. etc. etc. I know I've met you before, but it has been a long time! I've been in the TMHS since 1990! Maybe I'll see you at the next one!
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 10:20 AM

I'll be at Muster in Austin next weekend with the Nimitz/G. Co guys. Come on by.

BTW, we are planning to do some more events out at the site in '07 (New Guinea or Saipan) and '08 (Okinawa).
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 01:54 PM

I'll be at Muster Day, but I'll be doing the German thing!

I'm looking forward to doing some more Marine events! Love shooting that Thompson! woot.gif
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