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Bennett
12-23-2010, 11:33
Its on You Tube and a great show for Tolzers. Larry Thorne even has a speaking part. Google it for the link.

MVP
12-23-2010, 12:07
Don,

Where's the link?

MVP

mojaveman
12-23-2010, 12:14
Don,

Where's the link?

MVP

They're Phantoms... :D

PSM
12-23-2010, 12:38
Don,

Where's the link?

MVP

Here: http://www.*******.com/watch?v=yv04zcD7hlo&feature=related

Pat

MVP
12-23-2010, 14:01
THX PAT!

JJ_BPK
12-23-2010, 15:53
The music is sooo retro...

Anyone guess what year this was made?? I'm thinking early 60t's.. :confused:

Great find.. :D:lifter

greenberetTFS
12-23-2010, 17:18
Try late 50's........ :eek: Notice no reference to Green Berets!........:cool:

Big Teddy :munchin

Richard
12-23-2010, 17:40
I think Teddy's correct judging by the cars (all 1947-1958), uniforms, equipment - pre-M14s (which came into use circa 1959) and all. I'd guess somewhere around 1958-1960.

The Big Picture was produced and aired 1951-1964. I used to watch it weekly, along with Victory at Sea and The 20th Century - some of my favorite programs growing up.

The LT giving the first aid class @ 8:13 is Marion Mills. After a couple of tours in SEA, he went to seminary and came back in as a Chaplain. He was the 7th Group Chaplain as a MAJ and married my wife and I in the JFK Chapel.

For those of us who spent time at Tolz the film is a definite langlauf-tour down memory lane. ;)

Richard :munchin

Utah Bob
01-09-2011, 16:19
Very cool!!:D

glebo
01-10-2011, 07:49
That was great. It reminded me of that movie with Kirk Douglas, The Heroes of Telemark.

Great clip. Worth the watch..

ZonieDiver
01-10-2011, 14:38
Great find! Fun to watch!

It kind of scares me that my service in SF is closer to that generation of SF than today's generation! :boohoo

MVP
01-10-2011, 16:01
I remember one of the old guys telling me SF never had M14's, went from carbines (m2) to AR-16/XM-16. Anyone able to verify this?

MVP

Dozer523
01-10-2011, 16:35
awesome. but why are the officers talking and the NCO's nodding? I thought it was the other way around.

greenberetTFS
01-10-2011, 16:52
awesome. but why are the officers talking and the NCO's nodding? I thought it was the other way around.

Only you would catch that!..........;)

Big Teddy :munchin

ZonieDiver
01-10-2011, 19:48
awesome. but why are the officers talking and the NCO's nodding? I thought it was the other way around.

Because even though it was about SF, it was made by Big Army! :D

ArtR
01-11-2011, 07:12
I remember one of the old guys telling me SF never had M14's, went from carbines (m2) to AR-16/XM-16. Anyone able to verify this?

MVP
During the 1959 time frame the 10th had M14s which were used for weapons training and firing for familiarization. The TOE weapon was the carbine.

Bad Tolz
01-11-2011, 14:38
Very nostalgic. T-10 chutes, Bergen rucks, steel pots, 210 cm skiis, wool shirts and cotton winter battle pants. Those winter caps itched...

Threeofclubs
01-12-2011, 19:08
Thanks very much for posting this. I finally got an opportunity to watch the whole thing, and it was fascinating.