Discussion in 'Toke N Talk' started by 6ohMax, Apr 19, 2015.
My Mom (rip) was a "Rosie the riveter" during WWII...
My Mom worked in the Bendix plant assembling instrument panel gauges for B-29's. I've heard them (the women) referred to as another of America's secret weapons when the automotive, refrigerator and typewriter factories retooled for war production.
Singer sowing machine co made M1911A1 .45's.....so did Ithaca shotgun factory in NY.
I have one made by Singer
When I priced one such in the early '90s it was thousands ... that's an asset right there
I have had this Ithaca since 1969....
Mine worked at the McDonnell Douglas plant in Long Beach in WWII
RIA auctioned a pristine one earlier this month for $400K
Mine too....that's how I came to be born in LA...lol
merry Christmas boys
at the wwII museum last week.
a hats off goes out to all our marines, sailors, troops, fire, ems and police, doing there duty today so we can have ours
By LEON COOK | STARS AND STRIPES - Published: - January 4, 2018
"A banner often regarded as the Navy’s first flag will fly all year long at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, in honor of 17 sailors killed in a pair of Pacific collisions last year."
was at the va when i eye balled the army times
Sometimes things do change for the better
In this April 1972 photo made available by NASA, John Young salutes the U.S. flag at the Descartes landing site on the moon during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity.
Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87
“Astronaut John Young’s storied career spanned three generations of spaceflight,” NASA administrator Robert Lightfoot said in an emailed statement. “John was one of that group of early space pioneers whose bravery and commitment sparked our nation’s first great achievements in space.”
On 11 June 1970, Colonel Anna Mae Hays was promoted to the grade of general and became the first woman in the United States Armed Forces to wear the insignia of a brigadier general. Army Chief of Staff General William C. Westmoreland and Secretary of the Army Stanley C. Resor officiated at the ceremony
Anna Mae Hays, nurse who became US military's first female general, dies at 97
"Anna Mae Hays, an Army nurse who served in a mud-caked jungle hospital in World War II, guided the Army Nurse Corps through the bloodiest years of the Vietnam War and became the first female general in American military history, died Jan. 7 at a retirement home in Washington, D.C. She was 97."
Salute to General Hays
"Native American veterans will have a memorial at the National Mall, on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The memorial will acknowledge the military sacrifice of Native Americans, who served in the U.S. military at a higher per capita rate than any other ethnic group in the 20th century, the Washington Post reported."
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