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U.S. National Guard

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A photo of Carl W Houser (1936 - 2010)
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Carl William Houser
Apr 21, 1936 - Jun 22, 2010
Fort Worth, TX
A photo of Larry Michael Gilbert
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Larry Michael Gilbert
Feb 9, 1944 - Dec 25, 2010
Sardinia, Ohio
A photo of Jeffrey Macky Feltman
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Jeffrey Macky Feltman
Born: Aug 23, 1966
Weirsdale, FL, United States
My paternal grandfather Oliver Horatio McGee 1918 in his National Guard uniform. He went by Ray.
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Mark Eugene Blumhorst of Miles City, Montana, in his honor guard uniform.
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Mark Eugene Blumhorst
Dec 17, 1960 - Mar 2, 2010
Miles City, MT
Brandi Feekes, Basic Training for the WA Army National Guard in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri US: Waiting to unload a crop on the PLS
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N.Y. National Guard about to leave Binghamton for training camp at Spartanburg, S.C., August 1917
4th Ohio Ambulance Company, National Guard United States at McKinley Monument, Canton, Ohio, August 16th, 1917
This is a photo of Ambulance Co. no. 1, W.N.G., 1917 added by Ancient Faces on January 9, 2012.
A.L. Howard in his Connecticut National Guard uniform 1870s, later known as "Gat Howard" for his expertise with the gatling gun
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This a shot of me riding on a tank in the 249 Heavy Tank Battalion of the 49th. Armored Division at Fort Hood Texas. Bob was a photographer.
New York National Guard on maneuvers - in a boat with a girl and a big smile? Training and maneuvers at Fishkill and Peekskill, N.Y for the National Guard in 1915. Life WAS simpler then! Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service
National Guard of Washington DC, officers and the Secretary of War, Newton D. Baker. Taken in front of a tent in 1916. Shown: General Hugh L. Scott, Colonel William Harvey, Secretary of War Newton D Baker, and Anton Stephan between Harvey and Baker. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Harris & Ewing, photographer
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General Hugh L Scott
Born: Sep 22, 1853
Showing the "power of the flower". While I can't verify that this photo was taken in Berkeley CA during People's Park, I can say that it was there, for the first time, that flowers were put in the National Guards' guns. I saw it personally, many times. The tension was high and these acts diffused some of it. Photo courtesy of hipgallery.com, user moody blue
His trailer got blown up while on the phone with us!
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Kit Alexander Higgins
Born: Jul 17, 1967
This photo is my dad Kit Alexander Higgins in BCT (Basic Combat Training) he was tere from 2 October 98 to 3 December 98.
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Kit Alexander Higgins
Born: Jul 17, 1967
Rank and organization: Private (E-1), U.S. Army, 224th Maintenance Company, Arkansas National Guard, Company A 1st Battalion 5th Training Brigade, place and date: Fort Polk, Louisiana, Oct 1965. Entered service at: Pineville (Izard County), Ark. Born: 13 Apr 1945, Mountain. Home, Ark., Deceased: 20 Oct 2003 Private McClellan served in the National Guard during the Vietnam War at a time when many did not support the military operations in Vietnam. He received a General Discharge under Honorable Conditions and after his death a Presidential Memorial Certificate from President George W. Bush. After his military service he was employed at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in Kansas and assisted the war effort by making ammunition for the troops in the field.
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Billy Rex McClellan
Apr 13, 1945 - Oct 20, 2003
Mountain Home, AR
My mother, Frankie Davis Inman Parker waits with her two grandsons, Timothy Jr. and Carter Inman for their dad's return visit from the war in Iraq.
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This is my grandfather, Lewis Arthur Belanger, standing in the center. The photo was taken at the Connecticut National Guard Encampment. I believe it was in Niantic.
Alfred A. Stratton, Company G, 147th New York Volunteer Infantry. Severely wounded in Battle of Petersburg, VA, 1864. After being dishcarged from service, he had himself photographed and sold the photos to help support his family. Wife: Julia E. Stratton, Daughter: Alice Stratton, Son: Harry D. Stratton, born Dec 1871. Photo was taken in New York City, 1869, when he was 24 years old.
New Jersey National Guard, 1st Regiment, Infantry, from Newark, Essex Co, NJ conducting training operations at Sea Girt, Monmouth County, NJ.
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Company F, 1st Regiment, Infantry, New Jersey National Guard. Photo taken in Newark, Essex Co, NJ. Photo belonged to Captain William Barnet Powell, Newark, NJ. If anyone knows who he is, please let me know. I would like to return photo to his family.
Ralph W.E. Dietz, son of Henry Dietz, in his uniform
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Ralph W.e. Dietz
May 13, 1880 - February 1970
Neenah, WI
I have the original of this photo and was told that it was my grandmother's favorite uncle, Robert McDowell. This Robt was born in Brooklyn in 1852 and moved to CO @1886. The crosspiece has the number "84" which is the National Guard unit for Brooklyn. Since this Robert McDowell wasn't old enough to serve in the Civil War, it may be a different McDowell.
I could barely read the caption which was written by my Grandmother 'Lauree Tanco Simpson' when she was a young girl. There is also a picture in the same scrapbook which is of Donovan Kinsey. I am assuming that this picture includes Donovan!
Company K, 3rd Infantry, Washington State Guard
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Harold Carlton Bullard
May 24, 1901 - September 1970
Seattle, WA
Son of George and Mary Silva
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Terrence Paul Silva
Born: Apr 19, 1944
Lee Wilson was Regimental Supply Sergeant for the 33rd MI Nat'l Guard & served on the Mexican border from Oct 1916 - Mar 1917. This unit later became the nucleus of the 125th AEF serving in France & Germany in WWI.
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Anthony Lee Wilson
Born: Aug 23, 1895
This photograph was taken while J. Elbert Baril of Massachusetts was on National Guard duty in Vermont(?) in 1940. He was with the 101st Engineers (Massachusetts Nat'l Guard).
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