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(Photos) U.S. Army Paratroopers with Mohawks - World War II
Retronaut ^ | August 23, 2012 | Retronaut

Posted on 08/26/2012 12:01:24 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

U.S. Paratroopers with Mohawks - World War II

U.S. Paratrooper Mohawks, World War II

U.S. Paratrooper Mohawks, World War II

U.S. Paratrooper Mohawks, World War II

427U.S. Paratrooper Mohawks, World War II

U.S. Paratrooper Mohawks, World War II


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KEYWORDS: 101stairborne; americanindians; badass; bandofbrothers; commandos; cuttingedge; dday; earlypunkrockers; filthythirteen; haircut; mohawk; normandyinvasion; operationoverlord; paratroopers; photojournalism; screamingeagles; usarmy; warpaint; warriorethos; warriors; worldwar2; wwii
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This photo of paratroopers Clarence C. Ware and Charles R. Plaudo painting each other's faces on the afternoon of June 5, 1944, was printed in Stars and Stripes, and helped form the legend of "The Filthy Thirteen."

This photo of paratroopers Clarence C. Ware and Charles R. Plaudo painting each other's faces on the afternoon of June 5, 1944, was printed in Stars and Stripes, and helped form the legend of "The Filthy Thirteen."

1 posted on 08/26/2012 12:01:38 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Some more background story ...

‘Filthy Thirteen’ veterans recount their antics during WWII

http://www.stripes.com/news/filthy-thirteen-veterans-recount-their-antics-during-wwii-1.85075


2 posted on 08/26/2012 12:02:48 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Studs...real Studs.


3 posted on 08/26/2012 12:04:56 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: x1stcav

Warriors paying homage to warriors. Now you get bed-wetting lefties complaining about “disrespect” and “stereotyping.” We’re flooded with pussies in this country.


4 posted on 08/26/2012 12:12:47 PM PDT by twister881
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To: DogByte6RER

Great story, thanks


5 posted on 08/26/2012 12:14:11 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: DogByte6RER

And they came home and named sports teams the Braves, Redskins, Sioux, etc etc. Respect and good times.

Now the weeping pussies in our society whine about such goings on.


6 posted on 08/26/2012 12:16:00 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Really terrific story!


7 posted on 08/26/2012 12:19:26 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: DesertRhino

GMTA. See post #4.


8 posted on 08/26/2012 12:20:52 PM PDT by twister881
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To: DogByte6RER

A bond and spirit forged thru violence. Both terrifying and hauntingly beautiful.


9 posted on 08/26/2012 12:23:23 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: twister881

It’s kind of cool to look back at a time when men could experience ‘macho catharsis’ without being forced to overdose on estrogen, neutralizing their instincts and killing comradery.


10 posted on 08/26/2012 12:24:09 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: DogByte6RER

GERONIMO!!!


11 posted on 08/26/2012 12:26:53 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: DogByte6RER
CURRAHEE!!
12 posted on 08/26/2012 12:27:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Photobucket This picture shows the 82nd Airborne and Combat Engineers. The game was played at the Berlin Polo Grounds in 1945. Both Eisenhower and Marshall Zhukov were in attendance. A reporter asked Marshall Zhukov which side he was pulling for and he answered: "The Engineers because they are wearing red". The Engineers did win the game. The picture was taken by my Father. Just thought it was interesting.
13 posted on 08/26/2012 12:28:06 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: DogByte6RER; unkus

BTTT - Screaming Eagle Lore!


14 posted on 08/26/2012 12:30:08 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: twister881

“”Warriors paying homage to warriors.””

Well said.
BTTT

May God keep watch.
Tatt


15 posted on 08/26/2012 12:31:11 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: yarddog
Wonderful picture.

My Mom and Grandmother (and other family members) were in Berlin at that time. I can't wait to show her this picture.

16 posted on 08/26/2012 12:34:13 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: twister881

You sir, are obviously a very astute and intelligent man! Kudos.


17 posted on 08/26/2012 12:36:38 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

So much teaching and learning in those informal male bonding sessions, with the old bulls instructing the young bulls. Now, behaving like you’ve got a pair is discouraged and punished. The Navy used to have happy hour strippers in its on-base clubs. No happy hours, strippers, or even clubs. Replaced with breathalyzers on the ship’s brow every time you report aboard, and female sailors crying sexual assault or harassment when their antics get them pregnant.


18 posted on 08/26/2012 12:37:42 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Chgogal

I have been told but have not been able to confirm that future Auburn Coach Ralph “Shug” Jordan was playing for the engineers.


19 posted on 08/26/2012 12:39:15 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: DogByte6RER

Any WWII guys with mullets? Now that would be scary.


20 posted on 08/26/2012 12:42:05 PM PDT by Krankor
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