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Posted: Mar 23, 2015 - 1:48pm

 buzz wrote:

American. The top badge with the rifle is Combat Infantryman's Badge.

 
That's exactly what my husband said.
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Posted: Mar 23, 2015 - 12:22pm

 islander wrote:
We're trying to identify this fellow in some old family pics.
This would have been in Luxembourgh, near the end of the war (possibly after).


IMG_20150212_205121207 

The uniform looks more American to me, but the aiguillettes on both shoulders (and in two colors) seems wrong. I don't think it's German (they wouldn't have been smiling at the time or that cordial with these people). Any military uniform geeks that can help me figure out who he might have been affiliated with? 

 
you're related to hitch?

who knew
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Posted: Mar 23, 2015 - 8:37am

Thanks guys!  I love having my own private team of experts.  

In looking at the larger image, the right hand collar button does look like it says US. I can't quite make out the left hand one, but I'll look at the original tonight.  

As Red mentions, the epaulets still look odd and I thought the aiguillettes were a left/right thing depending on if you served the presidents office, or the dept. of defense. I also thought the colors were exclusive to the branch of service. So having them on both shoulders and two colors would be odd. 

Belgium would make a lot of sense, I think this was in Luxembourg. But a US collar button seems pretty conclusive, unless those were passed around the allies. 

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Posted: Mar 23, 2015 - 7:28am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Buzz is correct about the badge but...

Some of the smaller nations that participated in the war on both sides often used parts (or in some cases, complete) of the uniforms of the more powerful countries. There were various reasons for this, not least of which was simply availability. A lot of these smaller armies were also trained, armed and organised by the larger allies. The uniform is generally American in appearance but the rank markings on the epaulets are odd as are the brass collar buttons. He could be Belgian, Dutch or any number of other nationalities.

 
search images for  "us army collar insignia ww2"
 
a larger image from Islander may show the detail.


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Posted: Mar 23, 2015 - 7:10am

 buzz wrote:

American. The top badge with the rifle is Combat Infantryman's Badge.

 
Buzz is correct about the badge but...

Some of the smaller nations that participated in the war on both sides often used parts (or in some cases, complete) of the uniforms of the more powerful countries. There were various reasons for this, not least of which was simply availability. A lot of these smaller armies were also trained, armed and organised by the larger allies. The uniform is generally American in appearance but the rank markings on the epaulets are odd as are the brass collar buttons. He could be Belgian, Dutch or any number of other nationalities.
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Posted: Mar 22, 2015 - 5:41pm

 islander wrote:
We're trying to identify this fellow in some old family pics.
This would have been in Luxembourgh, near the end of the war (possibly after).


IMG_20150212_205121207 

The uniform looks more American to me, but the aiguillettes on both shoulders (and in two colors) seems wrong. I don't think it's German (they wouldn't have been smiling at the time or that cordial with these people). Any military uniform geeks that can help me figure out who he might have been affiliated with? 

 
American. The top badge with the rifle is Combat Infantryman's Badge.
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Posted: Mar 22, 2015 - 5:17pm

We're trying to identify this fellow in some old family pics.
This would have been in Luxembourgh, near the end of the war (possibly after).


IMG_20150212_205121207 

The uniform looks more American to me, but the aiguillettes on both shoulders (and in two colors) seems wrong. I don't think it's German (they wouldn't have been smiling at the time or that cordial with these people). Any military uniform geeks that can help me figure out who he might have been affiliated with? 
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Posted: Mar 18, 2015 - 7:51am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Well figure out who these people are and try to get a message thru:

Booking agent
Record label promotions person/A&R person
Road manager

Don't forget to try Trey's people and Hornsby's people.
 
And most of all, understand that pre-show, there's going to be a lot going on. Lots of press, etc. and they'll just be busy. It's a longshot any way you slice it. I still think if you have a local reporter who's likely to cover the show at some point, you should hit that person with the "local angle" story pitch. Not that you're trying to meet the band, but just the general feel-good story that they can run in their Sunday supplement. As a reporter, they'll have access to press releases/agency contacts and presumably would then send the clippings to that person. Who might read it. Who might then....
 
So it's not likely. I'd send out another round of feelers just to see, but by Memorial Day (or Easter), try to forget this. Don't allow yourself to go into the show feeling disappointed, you'll only be diminishing the experience of seeing this historic show.

 

you're so good. You really outta be a therapist. honestly.
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Posted: Mar 18, 2015 - 7:46am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

The promoter at least replied; to say they can't help.

 
Well figure out who these people are and try to get a message thru:

Booking agent
Record label promotions person/A&R person
Road manager

Don't forget to try Trey's people and Hornsby's people.
 
And most of all, understand that pre-show, there's going to be a lot going on. Lots of press, etc. and they'll just be busy. It's a longshot any way you slice it. I still think if you have a local reporter who's likely to cover the show at some point, you should hit that person with the "local angle" story pitch. Not that you're trying to meet the band, but just the general feel-good story that they can run in their Sunday supplement. As a reporter, they'll have access to press releases/agency contacts and presumably would then send the clippings to that person. Who might read it. Who might then....
 
So it's not likely. I'd send out another round of feelers just to see, but by Memorial Day (or Easter), try to forget this. Don't allow yourself to go into the show feeling disappointed, you'll only be diminishing the experience of seeing this historic show.
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Posted: Mar 18, 2015 - 6:27am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I've met quite a few bands... but very few of those happened with the band's input. It's always the promoter, sometimes after the record label got involved. But a not-insignificant number of times I just walked up to a guy whose job it was to keep me out, and asked to go in. Usually well before the sound check, though.
 
But the one thing you absolutely must never forget: Even if someone well-connected says, "I can do that for you," and even if you get a backstage pass or whatever, and even if someone says, "wait here, they'll be out in a few minutes," if it gets to be close to showtime, ABANDON SHIP AND GET TO YOUR SEATS. It is always a possibility that communication has broken down and you might find yourself sitting in some concrete bunker when you hear the band take the stage a long way away. No one involved with promoting concerts or managing bands can make unbreakable promises. It isn't anyone's fault (sometimes it is) but stuff just happens. 

 
The promoter at least replied; to say they can't help.
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Posted: Mar 17, 2015 - 9:42pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Okay, probably everyone here knows about the Gofundme site that has enabled our attendance at the Grateful Dead show in Chicago in July.

The thanks we owe those who have helped make this happen is more than I can say. Seriously. No - really.

To put the icing on the cake, I've been trying to secure a "meet and greet" with the band. I've contacted the promoter, I've sent messages to Phil and Bobby via Facebook.

Anyone have any suggestions? Anyone have any inside knowledge? Anyone have any contacts? Anyone have any ideas?

 
I've met quite a few bands... but very few of those happened with the band's input. It's always the promoter, sometimes after the record label got involved. But a not-insignificant number of times I just walked up to a guy whose job it was to keep me out, and asked to go in. Usually well before the sound check, though.
 
But the one thing you absolutely must never forget: Even if someone well-connected says, "I can do that for you," and even if you get a backstage pass or whatever, and even if someone says, "wait here, they'll be out in a few minutes," if it gets to be close to showtime, ABANDON SHIP AND GET TO YOUR SEATS. It is always a possibility that communication has broken down and you might find yourself sitting in some concrete bunker when you hear the band take the stage a long way away. No one involved with promoting concerts or managing bands can make unbreakable promises. It isn't anyone's fault (sometimes it is) but stuff just happens. 
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Posted: Mar 17, 2015 - 8:49pm

Okay, probably everyone here knows about the Gofundme site that has enabled our attendance at the Grateful Dead show in Chicago in July.

The thanks we owe those who have helped make this happen is more than I can say. Seriously. No - really.

To put the icing on the cake, I've been trying to secure a "meet and greet" with the band. I've contacted the promoter, I've sent messages to Phil and Bobby via Facebook.

Anyone have any suggestions? Anyone have any inside knowledge? Anyone have any contacts? Anyone have any ideas?
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Posted: Feb 28, 2015 - 7:39am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Not without more money... StubHub low price for the back end of SRO is $1200...

 
Holy crap...That would take all they have...We just need to get some more raised for travel and room and look into what kind of facilities they have at the venue for those in need of relief from the sun but don't want to miss the tunes and get them there somehow. That's not too much to ask is it?
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Posted: Feb 28, 2015 - 7:39am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Not without more money... StubHub low price for the back end of SRO is $1200...

 
Holy crap...That would take all they have...We just need to get some more raised for travel and room and look into what kind of facilities they have at the venue for those in need of relief from the sun but don't want to miss the tunes and get them there somehow. That's not too much to ask is it?
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Posted: Feb 28, 2015 - 7:32am

 Coaxial wrote:

Sucks, but they will be able to scalp some if need be. We can make tickets happen...Everyone...Think tickets, please...Thank you!

 
Not without more money... StubHub low price for the back end of SRO is $1200...
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Posted: Feb 28, 2015 - 7:30am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Long story short: VIP Tickets sold out instantly, so Dave, Paula & her brother have to try for tickets among the unwashed masses! Ew! I know!

IN LESS THAN ONE HOUR FROM RIGHT NOW (10 a.m. Central), tickets go on sale.

If you are able to be at your computer at 10 Central, and would like to help score tickets for Paula et al,
friend me on Facebook to be added to the "message" where there's more information.
 
 
Thanks!

 
Sucks, but they will be able to scalp some if need be. We can make tickets happen...Everyone...Think tickets, please...Thank you!
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Posted: Feb 28, 2015 - 7:13am

Long story short: VIP Tickets sold out instantly, so Dave, Paula & her brother have to try for tickets among the unwashed masses! Ew! I know!

IN LESS THAN ONE HOUR FROM RIGHT NOW (10 a.m. Central), tickets go on sale.

If you are able to be at your computer at 10 Central, and would like to help score tickets for Paula et al,
friend me on Facebook to be added to the "message" where there's more information.
 
 
Thanks!
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Posted: Jan 26, 2015 - 1:23pm

 miamizsun wrote:

the legendary cbgb?

 
Yep.
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Posted: Jan 26, 2015 - 1:12pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

You got me there.
 

 
the legendary cbgb?
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Posted: Jan 26, 2015 - 9:47am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

You got me there.
2 

 
Yeah, drinks were more costly in there, I would usually just get one.  However, I probably a lot of time there before I was of legal drinking age, so it may not have come up that much.  I guess by college age I drank somewhere else first.
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