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Ebay photo

Postby Niner Alpha » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:53 pm

I saw this photo on ebay. I knew it had been published in what I think must have been the last publication of the 3rd Brigade of the 9th. I have a copy of the photo publication and you can see all of it in the photo album here at the site. The guy had some others that were pegged as 6th of the 31st because of a taped description on the back. He said he got them at a flea market and believed them to be old press release photos handed out by the Brigade. I believe him since the description tape is identical to some Col. Gearin's son sent copies of to the site. See this link.
http://www.6thofthe31st.com/gallery/ind ... any/Gearin

What's interesting to me....as a photography enthusiast... is that the publication photo was cropped on the sides and the handout photo was cropped at the top. I suspect the layout in the magazine required a vertical image and not a horizontal image. The magazine also brightened the image to lighten the clouds and bring out the soldier's face more.
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Re: Ebay photo

Postby Niner Alpha » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:02 pm

That photo was also in the first issue of the stand alone Go Devil news in November of 1969. Just found out about this today.
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Re: Ebay photo

Postby Niner Delta » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:06 pm

I was long gone by then........ :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Ebay photo

Postby Niner Alpha » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:12 pm

Maybe this one you would be more interested in. July 1969.
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Re: Ebay photo

Postby Niner Delta » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:06 pm

"transition from combat to training".....yup, that didn't work too well. Training to do
something we already knew how to "actually" do, it was hard for us to do it the bullshit Army way.
Mostly we just fooled around and tried not to get caught...... :mrgreen:


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Re: Ebay photo

Postby Niner Alpha » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:42 pm

That first Go Devil I posted an image of turned out to be worth $100 to somebody. Now that's hard to believe.

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