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  1. #71


    Quote by James C View Post
    cool photos joe can i ask what meat it is your eating with the kidney beans ?looks like the stove did a superb jobthanks for the updates
    Thanks, James!

    The meat is SPAM! I scooped it out of the can using my mess kit spoon... hence the oddly shaped pieces. Warmed up, it all tasted great!
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  2. #72


    good stuff joe thanks for answering my questions ,i thought it was some kind of sausage meat ,and i bet you had worked up a great appetite on the day

  3. #73


    lol no worries!

    Not anything special, just a good ole can of modern spam with a repro vintage label slapped on it.

  4. #74


    Fantastic pic's Joe. With all your gear you are looking the part!!!
    Well Done.
    Semper Fi

  5. #75


    Thanks, Phil!

    I am working hard to also lose weigh to improve my impressions. I am down from 300lbs to 265! The ultimate goal was to be at 260 for my wedding but it looks like I will surpass that mark!

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    The start of an early war US Army Pacific or stateside impression...
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    I'm wearing khaki's from What Price Glory and an authentic M1917A1 refurbished by the Prairie Flower leather company. I'm using an authentic 1918 dated Mills cartridge belt (converted from a mounted belt), authentic first aid pouch and tin, and an authentic WWI dated canteen set.

    I would like to add a M1910 haversack/ meat can/ shovel set to finish this impression off.

    By adding an M1 helmet and WWII era field gear to this impression I can easily do a stateside Service Command impression.
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    (Photo is from the 1944 Transit Strike in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

  7. #77


    Had our first 240th MP event of the season! As I mentioned before, this unit was stationed in Hyde Park, NY during the war (until FDR passed away) to protect the president and his property.
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  8. #78


    just great joe the b+w photos just add to the period feel too ,thanks for the updates regards james

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    Some more photos from the event last Thursday at a local middle school and then the Memorial Day bivouac at the FDR Birthplace and Presidential Library National Historic Site...

    Middle School:
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    (I did half of this event as an MP and then the other half as a fresh replacement back from his first bit of action in the 106th Cavalry.)
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  10. #80


    A comparison of when I first started reenacting a year ago to a photo taken this past weekend.

    I've lost 50+lbs in a year and I've done a lot of research on my impressions. Sometimes, less is more...
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