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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Matt Deckard, Apr 10, 2014.
Leaking goes way back!
Perry, can you date the pic then? I'm sure the date is known; I just don't know it.
Happy number 97, you old, grizzled, brass-b****d SOB.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Good old West Virginia boy that likes a Weatherby.
Yup. I've been to his airport. Ever read The Right Stuff? The bit near the beginning where Wolf describes how all airline pilots try to emulate his WV drawl when giving announcements is a hoot.
According to what I could find there is no date listed, but it is identified as Antietam, which was Sept 1862. I only looked it up because I thought that fellow didn't look like the pics I had seen of McLelland.
I looked it up & you are right. It is McClernand. But still early in the war when McClellan would have been Commander. Thanks!
You said it! Had the pleasure of assigning myself and a subordinate to be his escort and liaison during a summer festival where he was the guest of honor and the recipient of an annual award our city handed out. Took us about 10 minutes to figure out that the only people to protect were those that might be offended by his COLORFUL language and demeanor. We spent a lot of time standing between him and the children that parents kept bringing forth to meet him. One of the days of my career that I will never forget. I’ve written more about it in the famous people I’ve encountered thread.
I only have autographs of two people I met during my LE career. Chuck Yeager and Art Linkletter. The absolute duality of man.
I think I read that story. I'd love to shake his hand.
And have him tell me to go to Hell.
Plus, Art Linkletter is cool, too.
Fruno says the darndest things!
I loved Art Linklater and especially that show. A product of a much simpler more innocent time
Late September early October 1862.......................John Alexander McClernand was from Illinois, a prominent local Democrat (Sangamon County) trying to look like he and Lincoln were great friends (and they kind of were)....Had a long career in politics serving many years as a Judge out of Springfield.
I just came across a photo of my father in a hat...well, a cap anyway. I’m sure the cap was military issue from the late 1950s when he did his time in the Army, but the photo is perhaps a decade later:
In two years I’ll be the age he was when he died. That’s the one thing I hope to do better than my father.
^^^^^ Cool pic Brent. I hope you do much better as well.
Sheriff of Greene County, Missouri in the early 1900's -- Erastus Jasper Garner. The hat almost looks like it could use a couple of spacers.
Cool pic Bob.
Love that name, Erastus Jasper!
If i ever have another Son i’m naming him that...maybe Zeno in there too.
But that ain’t happening. Lol
Heard about the officer & 3 customers getting killed last night. How sad.
Thanks Jack. Always scary to hear this news as our ex-daughter-in-law is an officer with the Springfield PD.
Didn't know that. I know more with the Greene & Christian county Sheriff's offices than I do SPD.