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Hoyden R.

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    Friendswood, TX
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    Military Working Dogs, Working dogs in general, Medieval Hunting, Medieval History & Warfare, Canine History, sewing, leather working, Historical Reenactment & dog training. OH! And General George S. Patton, Jr.

    (Oh! I am Paul R.'s wife. Dog have mercy on the poor man.)

    I collect pictures of Military Working Dogs & vintage dog pictures. My favorite breeds are Molosser breeds (mastiffs) and terriers.

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  1. I saw this guy's work, so now I have to have a ring made from a coin from either Italy or Ireland. I'm trying to find a ring made of silver that is about 23mm. It's a challenge to find one with a nice design around the edge. My biggest finger is a rather loose size 6, so we can't use one of the bigger coins that I really like. Any idea how we can run down such a coin? https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtifactCoinRings I like the Gothic florins as well.
  2. Paul and I were at a Militaria show and I saw a piece of your exquisite work. I recognized the craftmanship right off that bat as belonging to you. I forgot to take a picture of it, next time I see that vendor, I'll take a picture.
  3. Those wrinkles are STILL making me twitch!! You should have let me steam them out!!
  4. You know, there is an idea. I can display those "onsies" in a custom frame that I build. Red, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange and blue....... That's an idea. I need to file that away for future reference. Then again, I'll have to convince my husband that he should let me FRAME THEM and HANG THEM ON THE WALL instead of languishing away in a ruddy bin in his collection closet.
  5. It is the U.S. Coast Guard enlisted (E1 - E6) hat device.
  6. I don't know, ask my husband. I asked him the same thing and then looked at him blankly and when what he explained to me made absolutely NO sense. Then again, I am OCD so I like order in everything, "odd boys out" whether it is socks or insignia are annoying.
  7. This is one of the reasons I look for MULTIPLE sources of information and when there is an extant example, I try to find detailed pictures and have paid people to go take pictures for me. I learned the hard way a long time ago what artistic license means.
  8. I am beginning to appreciate books, paper records etc. more and understand why Rick likes them. I have a freakish memory. I can remember WHERE I saw something if I saw it in a book, a newspaper, a record book, a log, etc. if I held it in my hand and read it. I can almost always remember where to find that information later, at the very least he location of the source of information, but most times I can go right to the chapter in the book. (Never argue with me in person, I will be able to remember everything verbatim if you ever wear the same shirt or shirt and pants again. Even if it's
  9. And a bit of info that someone else pulled up to go along with the history of Chief Kuchta. Etamin - the battle that almost sunk her http://www.uscg.mil/...es/Caroline.asp The Coast Guard's Role in the Invasion of the Southwest Pacific and the Caroline Islands by Dr. Robert M. Browning. The Coast Guard manned Cargo ship Etamin (AK-93), steamed toward Aitape Harbor on the night of April 21, 1944. The Etamin sailed as part of a 161 vessel task force, including twenty other Coast Guard vessels, organized to make landings at Hollandia, Tanahmerah Bay, and Aitape. During the approach t
  10. Here are a few more pages from the USS Admiral W.L. Capps (AP-121) US Navy Cruise Book The entire Cruise Log is 122 pages long. There is an entire 20 page section that tells the "Saga" of the ship and where it went, as well as sections that describe what each division did. If there is a particular section you'd like to see, I can download the pages and post them.
  11. 18 SEPTEMBER 1944 - 8 MAY 1946 Chief Kuchta served aboard the USS Admiral W. L. Capps (AP-121). He arrived on it's commissioning date, 18 September 1944. There are no muster rolls, but here is the page from the USS Admiral W.L. Capps (AP-121) US Navy Cruise Book with him listed (This is on Ancestry.com, I am not sure if you can see the whole book without a membership) From 20 November 1944 until 12 July 1945, the USS Admiral W.L. Capps served in the Pacific Theater. They passed through the Panama Canal on 30 & 31 July 1945, steamed up to Norfolk and then departe
  12. 27 APRIL - 29 APRIL 1944 : Just before midnight, three Japanese airplanes scored a lone torpedo hit on the USS Etamin (AK93) at Milne Bay, New Guinea. Crew from the USS Etamin was transferred to the USS Bootes (AK99) on 28 April 1944. When the USS Bootes left Aitape on 29 April, she had the USS Etamin in tow. 28 April 1944: USS Etamin crew aboard the USS Bootes 27 May 1944: Report of Change showing the crew of the USS Etamin transferring off.
  13. Queen Research Gnome did some digging in Ancestry.com per Paul's request. Here's what I found. Make sure you click the links too, because I've either linked to more pictures or to sources of information. Joseph Francis Kuchta DOB: 7 August 1919 Class of 1938, New Kensington High School, New Kensington, PA Enlisted in the Coast Guard: 16 December 1938 Service Number: 220-057 25 MAY 1943: USS Etamin (AK93) is commissioned with Lieutenant Commander G. W. Stedman, Jr., USCGR, in command. Chief Pharmacist Mate Joseph F. Kuchta reports aboard for duty on the
  14. Thank you. You hit the nail on the head, I am that dreaded "Stitch Nazi". Although I tend to be one of the "look, learn & listen" variety vs. the finger pointing, critiquing sort when it comes to reenactors. I also shared what I learned when asked instead of hoarding sources. I wasn't going to do the research for them, but I would tell them what they needed and were to find it. We won't discuss the historical accuracy of Pirates of the Caribbean. Let us just say that POC has made my Pirate reenactor friends very busy and they've made it a point to make it known that Jack Sp
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