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Postcards from the Patton
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 04:59 AM UTC
We all lost a good friend with Duane's passing.

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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 06:43 AM UTC
Absolutely...

Chun Hsu passed that along to me. Could not believe it. He has plenty of SdKfz's to work on now...

JC
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 06:52 AM UTC
And he now has all the time he needs to work on that RSO he has been wanting to get to!

I am probably going to post some event pictures that include Duane when I get home tonight. He was a friend and an anchor for all of us. We are going to miss him!
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 06:53 AM UTC
Hsu said the same thing...

JC
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 12:35 PM UTC



Duane Klug and his good friend Richard Dickerson
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 01:08 PM UTC

Art Pope, past President of the MVPA doing his well known portrayal of General George S. Patton and joined by Horace "Woody" Woodring, Patton's actual driver during WWII and Major Duane Klug (Ret.) as their driver for the day.
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 02:26 PM UTC


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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 02:31 PM UTC

Camo works!
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 02:37 PM UTC
Is that the same 251 that was restored at the Patton?
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 02:56 PM UTC
Nope - this one is just a visitor during a reenactment. The Patton's 251 has the short barreled 75mm mounted.
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 02:57 PM UTC


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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 03:04 PM UTC

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Nope - this one is just a visitor during a reenactment. The Patton's 251 has the short barreled 75mm mounted.



that's right, now I remember, thanks.
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 03:09 PM UTC
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 04:11 PM UTC
That pak wagon is a pretty unique one to have. Was it in running order or did it get delivered?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:15 AM UTC
The finished, restored 251/9 left the Museum as a runner when it was transfered to Benning. Sadly I personally never got to see it finished.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:27 AM UTC



Yep, the Hetzer is a runner too!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:29 AM UTC

Robert "Stick" Decker and the Museum's running Kubel AND running Ketten.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 01:49 AM UTC
p.s. The Schwimmwagen is a runner - the Marder and the 8-rad are for static display only. Cannot say regarding the Duster but I think it is a runner. The other German halftracks shown are reenactment day visitors to the Museum and are obivously runners.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 02:52 AM UTC
18Bravo wrote:


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It took me a while to figure out from the title what this might be. I love the B&W. Keep it up!



I thought the somewhat unusual title might spark questions in the reader's mind and cause more people to check out this thread. The title really came out of my feeling that many of these photos are postcard quality and I have wanted to find a forum to share them with other interested individuals.

I even once volunteered a selection of these photos to the Patton Gift Shop to make into postcards to sell but they felt the cards they were already having made were all that was needed.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 03:00 AM UTC
Here is the link to the new Patton website that might be of interest:



http://armorfortheages.com/

The "Armor for the Ages" website is the official site for the new revised "Patton Museum of Leadership" at Ft. Knox, KY., as well as the unofficial website for the new "National Armor and Cavalry Museum" at Ft. Benning, GA.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 03:31 AM UTC
Finished photo of the Patton's 251D/9 German halftrack in running condition on display in the Museum prior to being transfered to Ft. Benning:


(Photo by Don Moriarty - "Armor for the Ages" Photographer & Patton Volunteer)
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 04:06 AM UTC


Sorry for the poor quality of some of these photos. A few years back the computer files of my post-film digital phtography covering the Patton became corrupted. Many of my Patton photos were lost. In some cases I have been able to download low resolution copies from other websites where they had been posted.

I now back up all my digital photography both to my main computer and to an external hard drive plus many of my photos are now stored in the cloud at sites like Photobucket. I am about to set up an arrangement where a copy of ALL my digital photography will be available in the future from cloud storage.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 04:36 AM UTC


The Museum's Panzer III, again a Patton Museum AFV restored to RUNNING condition!

I believe as it turned out the Pz. III was mainly in need of replacement radiators so a couple of brand new Audi radiators were nearly an OEM original equipment drop in! However the vehicle was still given a turret and decks off full restoration!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 04:54 AM UTC
Photos of Patton Museum 251D/9 under restoration:




More photos of this restoration can be viewed at:
(Please Note: The two sites contain different restoration photos.)

AchtungPanzer.com

http://www.achtungpanzer.com/mittlere-schtzenpanzerwagen-sdkfz251-ausf-d-sdkfz2519-stummel.htm

and

ArmorForTheAges.com

http://armorfortheages.com/NACM/NACMmain/Projects/251Project/251ProjectPage.htm
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