Vintage Photos

The latest of millions of photos shared by the AncientFaces genealogy community. Upload your own photos

A recently discovered photo featuring LTC Andrew Caliendo, Leo 'The Loverboy' Farnworth, and Colonel Lorenzo Brieba, enjoying life in the Hamptons right before 9/11/2001 released the 'dogs of war'. Lt. Col. Andrew Caliendo, an Iraq War veteran, took command of the 501st Ordnance Battalion, a National Guard Explosives Ordnance Disposal unit Caliendo. Also a quality manager at Sikorsky Aircraft in civilian life, takes charge of a headquarters unit which controls three to five EOD companies when deployed. EOD personnel played a key role in the war in Iraq and in Afghanistan as the enemy turned to improvised explosive devices as their weapon of choice. As commander, he deployed to New York City with his company on September 11, 2001 in response to the 9/11 attacks. After over four years in command, he was assigned as the support operations officer (SPO) to the 642nd ASB where he mobilized and deployed to Iraq in 2004/2005. After the deployment, Caliendo was assigned as executive officer of the 642nd ASB. In July 2006, he was transferred to the 42d ID Tactical Command Post (TAC) as the logistics operations officer, where he served until his current assignments as the 42nd ID Division Transportation Officer (DTO) and Deputy officer in charge of the 42d ID Domestic All Hazards Response Team (DART) Coordination Cell (DCC). Caliendo's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Caliendo holds a Bachelors degree from New York Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). The 501st Ordnance Battalion deployed to Iraq in the fall of 2010, serving there for nine months. During the battalion's deployment in Iraq the unit was responsible for counter-IED operations in nine provinces of southern Iraq, a region of about 81,000-square miles. This includes the main north-south highway known to the Military as MSR (Main Supply Route) Tampa, which is the road that U.S. military supplies and Soldiers entered and left Iraq over. Brieba and Caliendo lost track of each other after 9/11/2001, when Brieba reformed the dreaded phantom unit known as S.P.E.C.T.E.R., disappearing into the abyss.
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
Probably taken around 1890, this is Susan Gilbert, who became Susan Earp (1870 -1904)
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Megan DiDuca
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Megan DiDuca
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Megan DiDuca
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Megan DiDuca
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Megan DiDuca
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Megan DiDuca
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Megan DiDuca
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Megan DiDuca
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Megan DiDuca
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Megan DiDuca
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Megan DiDuca
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Megan DiDuca
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Lewis J Atwood
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Lewis J Atwood
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Lewis J Atwood
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Lewis J Atwood
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Sidney Trachtenberg
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Donald Pulte
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Myrna Hornberger
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
Photo shows the ending ceremony for the 1/71st Infantry being deactivated with Brieba as it's last commander. The unit had dwindled down to a few men as solders and officers ran in panic to seek a slot in the 1/69th Infantry. Brieba, however did not run helter skelter, and remained with the unit till the last day folding it's colors into the history books. He would later assume command of two platoons in the famous 1/69th Infantry known as the "Fighting 69th" but viewed the unit as too racist to meet his tolerance or approval. Some of these men would end up killed in Iraq & Afghanistan..for a total of 24 killed, resembling the numbers of Brieba's previous 24th Infantry Division to fulfill the prophecies and curse he placed on the unit and it's commanders. In the photo LTC Chris Daniels can be seen in the first squad wearing a beret. Daniels would officially be the first to assemble the 69th and confront the attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001, but Brieba was already there. It was the 1/71st Infantry who made it up San Juan Hill Cuba during the Spanish-American War and not Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders. It was also the 1/71st Infantry who lost two soldiers on the RMS Titanic guarding the US mail.
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
Photo of Brieba inside the burial chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis. Brieba entered the pyramid alone, enacting the Great Emperor Napoleon, during a time of crisis in Egypt, proclaiming himself as the Last Pharaoh of Egypt to be acknowledged by the Gods. From the documentary "War Was Where We Were": The MYTH versus Reality... Like Alexander the Great before him, he contemplated on making a pilgrimage to the great temple and oracle of Amon-Ra (Oracle of the god Amun, the Libyan form of Ammon), the Egyptian god of the sun at the major oasis at Siwa. The earlier Egyptian pharaohs were believed to be sons of Amon-Ra and he wanted the gods to acknowledge him as a prophet as well. His disciples were unable to dissuade him from undertaking the perilous journey. He had made his resolve unshakable and so he was able to overcome not only his enemies, but even places and seasons of the year sent by fate to guide him. During a time of war and murder, he decided to make the dangerous journey to visit the mighty Pyramids of Giza and so the myth gained momentum as tales spread that his supernatural powers could summon divine guardians at will. It was also becoming increasingly plausible to those around him that he might even be that he claimed to be. His divinity would be confirmed once and for all by consulting his need for self-validation explaining the risks he had taken on the perilous death march. At the Pharaoh's chambers, he welcomed the spirits of the Godz and priests, proclaiming himself, son of Zeus Ammon, destined to alter the world, confirming in himself, his belief of divine origin. Since Egypt was ravaged and destroyed by the revolution he was hailed as a Savior and Liberator, by raising the morale of the Egyptians, arriving at the front lines, he, who had won so many battles ... got encouragement from him - he reminded them of their permanent values. He was one of the world's liberators..of the original 13.. one day passing all frontiers subduing all races on Earth to join as one, reminding them that those were the people who provoked war, ... those were the people that burned their temples and cities ... as governments and organized religion live mainly from plunder telling them to locate the enemy line and strike.. ..And as the people's choice and legitimate heir, the culmination of his coronation was the climactic moment when he lay in Pharaoh Khufu's sarcophagus within the Great Pyramid alone, naming himself 'son of the gods' according to traditions dating back thousands of years in a world where the gods are perceived as living entities and were considered a part of everyday life, now beginning to believe in his own divinity as a fact rather than a simple exercise of propaganda. When he had finally emerged from the Pharaoh's chamber into the daylight, he knew exactly what was to be. He would be the last pharaoh ever to complete the dangerous journey and make war by striking upon the enemy's of nature in a final confrontation to save the earth.
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Oswald Anderson
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Harold F. Black. This was my Great parents before. Unsure of the year. I sure miss them.
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Charles Watkins Diggery
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Emily Dolores (Riley) Seed; November 28th, 1950 at a Curtiss-Wright exhibition at the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel.
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Lamar Alewine
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
A photo of Lamar Alewine and Nell Parrette
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment
This is Clara Williams Saunders, my 2X grandmother (seated) & her sister Dora (standing) I would say perhaps turn of the century
· 1 people heart this
Write a comment