Skip to comments.USO Canteen FReeper Style....Nose Art and Pin Ups go to War....May 8,2002
Posted on 05/08/2002 3:01:00 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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Hey there Misty, good to see ya! Yep, almost had a half day in already, LOL!!!:)
I hope your heart can handle some more beefcake.
During Desert Storm, my buds and I built shelves (for a dresser), coffee tables, chairs, deck and fences around tents, etc out of bomb crates.
The Memorial sits within a large five pointed star with a flagpole and a black granite monolith, representing each branch of service, positioned at each point. Each monolith displays the great seal of a branch of service on one side and, engraved on the other side, a saluting serviceman and picture pertaining to this branch. Positioned in the center of the star is a larger flagpole, which flies the American flag. There is a smaller star, just off the main star, with another flagpole, flying the POW/MIA flag. There is also a black granite monolith engraved on one side with the POW/MIA symbol and on the other side a figure in a POW Camp.
The Memorial is flanked by an Historical Walk. This walk approaches the main memorial area and continues to the opposite side of the grounds and is lined with black granite markers. The markers list every armed conflict, recognized by Congress, beginning with the Revolutionary War. These Conflict Stones are engraved with the name of each conflict, years of involvement, number of U.S. Military Personnel involved and number of U.S. casualties.
Memorial Day weekend is a busy time at the Veterans Memorial. The annual Memorial Day Ceremony, held on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, includes participants from many area veterans organizations, VFW, American Legion, Viet Now, and Color Guards which line the walk in front of the Conflict Stones. Each year representatives from the 173rd Airborne Brigade perform the Table Ceremony, symbolic of those military personnel who did not return home. Guest speakers have included several Congressional Medal of Honor recipients as well as Senators, Representatives and other dignitaries. For the past several years, the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command Band and Choir have performed along with the Weary Warriors Squadron and Lima Lima Flight Team. Veterans Day Each Veterans Day the Commission hosts a Ceremony at the Memorial to honor all veterans of the Armed Forces. This ceremony is much simpler and more intimate than the Memorial Day Ceremony. Veterans Day 1999 was the first year that local Boy and Girl Scout Troops brought their flags to participate in the Ceremony. Eighteen Scout Color Guards and over 120 Scouts participated. The Veterans Memorial Commission looks upon this as an opportunity to educate our children on the military history of our great nation.
Ya'll come now, ya hear?
Shoot, don't feel bad Greg, I completely understand (after 2 back surgeries of my own) and appreciated your offer immensely.
You just get better, K? J
I sure do agree with you about the draft dodger that was in OUR White House. Thanks so much.
ROTFLMAO! That would be our Beamer, LOL, the Big Mooch!!!
" over 21 to be here today"
Great to see you.
Some of them I think must live in our Canteen kitchen.Those thongs must be size XXXXXXXX....hahahahahaa
Hope you are well Lady! GOOD to see ya...BTW, looking FINE as usual:)
Misty is so good with these things.
You can use then in private email too. Just add one on as an attachment and then it shows up in the bottom of the email. Just store the one you want for your email in your documents.
My very first unit I was assigned to when I joined the Air Force was the 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing at England AFB, La., the "Flying Tigers" that flew the A-7D and later the A-10.
Thanks SB, It was SOOO funny seeing you still on this morning, LOL!!!
Hope you got some peaceful sleep:)
Have a wonderful day my friend.
My most humble apologies for my factual error yesterday regarding your 'lurker' suit.
Don't tease me now about your 'invisible' suit!
The mere thought of that along with all the beefcake that's been posted already
may be more than this gal's heart can bear.
LOL! Not to worry, Gal.....
....the Wolf has his 'lurker' suit on as we speak.
So.....stay calm. : )
See ya later. Lurk time is over. : )
Good to see you.
FallGuy and I go every year to the big festival they have here in Las Vegas. And many mornings around 6:00 a.m. , there are a couple of them over our house. They are so cool.
Thanks Tonkin for posting about it.
Back when I was living in Texas, I went to a place that had old aircraft. I forget were it was, but it was fantastic.They had B 17's there and I got to get inside of one.
It was not that easy. I had to stand almost under it, it felt like it anyway, and lift myself up into it. It was wild and I loved being able to be in a plane like that with so much history.
Thanks again for sharing about your Dad and the B 17's.
Ever find that Cowgirl hat and boots, LOL;)
From U.S. Wings
The practice of personalizing military aircraft with custom artwork began a few years before WWI, and continues to this day. The peak of this practice occurred during WWII, when hundreds of thousands of aircraft were adorned with such artwork, generally painted near the nose of the aircraft... hence the term, "Nose Art." Often, flight and ground crews wore a smaller version of the artwork painted on the backs of their jackets. Of course, the quality of the artwork varied, from crude to excellent, depending on the skill of the artist.
One of the most talented, then and now, is John F. Schumick (who began painting Nose Art back in 1942). Though modest about his talent, he is one of the masters of this unique art form that represents his generation. Now in his late eighties, Mr. Schumick no longer paints, having officially retired after painting his last jacket for US Wings in early 2001. A number of young people have taken up the art of creating Nose Art, but Mr. Schumick is one of the originals... and one of the best. The following are just a few examples...
Bomber Jacket Art
One that was all worn, those are the best kind.
Thanks so much. It is such fun to see all these different ones and the stories about them and or the artists.
" Pin ups forever"....heh heh