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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2008, 08:20:53 am »
Bad enough to drop from CSA Brigadier to US Lt. Col. but then to drop even further to US Capt.

William McCall dropped from Brigadier to 1st Sgt., so you aren't so bad off ;)

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2008, 11:35:41 pm »
Yep...and put me to the ground with one of the ladies making enough noise to gather a crowd.  It must be paybacks for military
time. Never shot at once as even the NVA, KR and CNA like to know locations before unloading SAF or Arty. Absolute concealment  is 90% of coming home in the LRPC game.

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2008, 10:59:29 am »
Perhaps GAF needs some Purple Hearts. ;)
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #53 on: October 12, 2008, 02:24:20 pm »
Perhaps GAF needs some Purple Hearts. ;)

Military did not award Purple Hearts in our era. The badge that was displayed was called a scar.

Besides, if getting hit with splatter warrants recognition, might as well just automatically pass it out to everyone. :D


 
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2008, 09:13:44 am »
Was researching Chaplain uniforms today and found that they were basically the same from 1861-1880 and that, although not really military personnel, Chaplains were paid at the rank of Cavalry Captain. Some apparently took acception to this as they joined the regular service and one rose to the rank of Major General. Bad enough to drop from CSA Brigadier to US Lt. Col. but then to drop even further to US Capt.

Larry,

I haven't pulled our my post-CW regs, but a quick bit of research on chaplain's uniforms of the War of Unpleasantness revealed that Confederate chaplains had no regulation uniform.  A chaplain of the 4th Texas was observed in September 1861 wearing a single-breasted military style black frock coat with brass buttons and black trousers.  The coat had an "olive branch" in green braid on the cuffs.  No other ornamentation.   Union chaplains also wore a plain black frock coat (civilian or military style) with plain black buttons and black trousers.  However, some wore uniforms of their own design to include shoulder straps and even swords (one chaplain was killed by a Confederate who thought he was a combatant because of his sword). 

Secondly, I wouldn't worry overmuch what rank you wear (or don't wear).  I have several uniforms in various ranks from 1st Lt through Brig Gen - some for shooting and some for fancy affairs.  I've been hankering after an NCO of light artillery uniform mostly because I like the look of the red on the blue (and also because I was once a sergeant and I've served with the artillery - though not at the same time).  This is a hobby, so enjoy yourself. 

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2008, 10:49:09 pm »

Sir: I totally concur that this is a hobby and I shall continue to thoroughly enjoy every bit of it. However, since ministry has been my main occupation for more than 34 years, I want to make the best of it. Have even entertained the thought of volounteering for the position of Cheif of Chaplains for GAF and am interested in any other ministers who would be willing to join the ranks.
Your thoughts on this proposal would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #56 on: October 14, 2008, 06:38:51 am »
Gripmaker,

I can't speak for GAF or it's members but I thnk having a chief of Chaplians is a great idea not just for GAF but for Cowboy Action Shoting in general.  And I will add that after getting a chance to meet you in person at the muster yb\ou would be the right person for the job, though it does seam that your a man of many talants.

Around hear and I think in most parts of the country the Cowboy Action events take place on Sunday and many of us miss out on our regular churchin' because of it. 
For myself, I feel closest to our creator when outside in all that he created and enjoying our freadoms with good friends, but a bit of the gospel and it's meassage to go with all that would be nice to ad. 

Especially at multi day events it would be nice for a match dirrector to know who theymight be able to ask to give a short blessing to the event or even a short service before saftey meetings and such.

I wnated to offer somthing on the Sunday morning of a recend 2-day we had but felt out of my element to lead.
A list or directory or even those in your profession making themselves known if they would be willing to the match directors would be a great idea and might serve to remind us all just how blessed we are. 


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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2008, 10:43:44 am »

BVW,  Thank you for your thoughts. There's nothing like a little enthusiasm/encouragement to get a ball rolling. Think I'll just start a new post asking for volounteers for the Chaplaincy Corps but will wait for permission from HQ first.

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2008, 01:29:20 pm »
Here are some photo's I received today from Lt. Col. Dusty Tagalon

If anybody got some pictures of the previous winners of the Iron trooper I sure would like to see them.


Commisary Dept Chief  (or Chef) Delmonico


Inside the barracks


Inspection


Participants of the 2008 Grand Muster


Col. Pitspitr congratulates 2008 Iron Trooper Col. Rattlesnake Jack Robson


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Back row l to r Lt. Col. Shalako Al Division of Iowa; Lt. Col. Guns Garrett Division of Kansas; Lt. Col. Montegomery Little Division of Missouri; Lt. Col. Kit Peak Kid Division of South Dakota; Front Row l to r: Lt. Col. Scooter Division of Texas;  Sgt. Major Texas Sarge; Col. Pitspitr, Department Commander; Lt. Col. Dusty Tagalon Department Chief of Staff; Lt. Col. Cherry Lake Jake Division of Minnesota
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #59 on: October 14, 2008, 03:03:18 pm »
Here are some photo's I received today from Lt. Col. Dusty Tagalon



Department of the Missouri Staff Personel
Back row l to r Lt. Col. Shalako Al Division of Iowa; Lt. Col. Guns Garrett Division of Kansas; Lt. Col. Montegomery Little Division of Missouri; Lt. Col. Kit Peak Kid Division of South Dakota; Front Row l to r: Lt. Col. Scooter Division of Texas; Lt. Col. Guns Garrett Division of Kansas; Sgt. Major Texas Sarge; Col. Pitspitr, Department Commander; Lt. Col. Guns Garrett Division of Kansas; Lt. Col. Dusty Tagalon Department Chief of Staff; Lt. Col. Cherry Lake Jake Division of Minnesota




Boy - that Guns Garrett is sure a popular Trooper!  And he looks different in each picture!  :o

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #60 on: October 14, 2008, 05:19:25 pm »
??????? Yeah I'm not sure how that happened but thanks for pointing it out. ???
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #61 on: October 14, 2008, 08:29:27 pm »
Col. Pitspitr

Ok I give up, uncle, and what ever else people say when they are not able to work a computer to post a photo here.
I went to additional options, chose the photo of three Iron Troopers I took during the Grand Ball to start with and can not get it to post.  Keeps telling me the photo is too big, and I do not know how to make it any smaller without sissors.  Someone, anyone HELP.

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #62 on: October 14, 2008, 09:15:58 pm »
Texas Sarge:

Sounds like you may be trying to attach the image as it came off your camera (.... which could be as much as a megabyte or more in file size - i.e. far over the maximum 150 kilobytes allowed here ....)

You should have some sort of image editing software on your computer - including something that came with the original software package, quite likely, as well as whatever software came with your camera that has allowed you to download the image to your computer.  They all differ somewhat, at least in the names they assign to different functions - but you should be able to locate a "size" or "re-size" command (or some similar term.)  When working with that particular image, it should tell you what size the image presently is, and then give you options to re-size it.  Ideally, this will be expressed both in terms of dimensions (i.e. so many inches, centimeters or pixels in width and height) and also file size (i.e. so many kilobytes).  Using the latter, you should be able to re-size the image to no more than 150 kilobytes (or whatever other size you want) for posting on the internet. 

NOTE:  do not just "save" this re-sized image, since that will likely replace your original image in memory with the much lower quality and resolution  image you have just created.  Rather, use the "save as" function instead, to save the new image file under a different name - I often use the existing name, with a "sm" (for "small") or "low res", or some other such supplement added to the end .... that way, if you have saved the new image to the same file folder as the original, they should appear together on the list of folder contents.   Keeping the original image file as downloaded from your camera isn't necessary,  but if you ever want to get a print made from that photo, or print it yourself, it is that original high resolution image you'll want to do it from.   The new low res image you have created will be just fine for posting on the internet, since most computer monitors only display a fairly low resolution image anyway, and any excess resolution is wasted in that application. 

(If all else fails, e-mail the image to me, and I can re-size it and post it for you .....  However, you'll likely want to try to familiarize yourself with the process and learn to do it yourself, of course.)
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #63 on: October 14, 2008, 09:34:15 pm »
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Thanks for the info I'll work with it till I get it right. 

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #64 on: October 14, 2008, 10:17:04 pm »
I've done it the way Jack described, but I don't remember how I did it. I usually just upload the photo to Image shack (a photo hosting site) and then link the thread to that. At any rate, could you please email me the photo as it came off your camera?
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #65 on: October 15, 2008, 09:16:04 am »
I believe this is the photo Texas Sarge was trying to post. It is of the past winners of the Iron Trooper
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #66 on: October 15, 2008, 12:07:26 pm »
I use photobucket.  Ya can sign up fer free and upload up ta ten thousand pitchers.  When you want ta post one of em here, ya just choose the IMG option, highlight it an copy it.  Then ya just paste it here.  It will already be resized.  When you paste you'll just see text, but after submitting, it will appear as the photo.
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« Reply #67 on: October 15, 2008, 08:27:49 pm »
Awesome pics gents - congrats to all!! :D
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #68 on: October 29, 2008, 11:09:16 pm »
Howdy folks, from the darkside of the mighty muddy (Illinois).
I finally got this posting thing figured out, I HOPE.
So, here are some photos from the muster. Didn't get to many, as my photographer ( Capt. Little) was confused as to the operation of the new fangled contraption called a camera. hee hee hee hee

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #69 on: November 01, 2008, 01:52:00 pm »
WOW!

Lookin' at the photo of Captain Little; That target must've been really close!

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #70 on: November 01, 2008, 02:53:24 pm »
Not as close as it would first seem.  We were shooting down a pretty steep draw.  If I remember correctly, the closest target on that stage was about ten yards away.
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #71 on: November 01, 2008, 03:24:59 pm »
Lookin' at the photo of Captain Little; That target must've been really close!

Not really, but they were really downhill! ;-)
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #72 on: November 01, 2008, 04:11:23 pm »
Not really, but they were really downhill! ;-)

At first I thought maybe a rattlesnake had showed up, but since no one brought one back for the cook, maybe not. ;D
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #73 on: November 01, 2008, 04:35:37 pm »
AH! Rattlesnake fajitas? Interesting?
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #74 on: November 01, 2008, 04:36:36 pm »
WOW!

Lookin' at the photo of Captain Little; That target must've been really close!

 ;)

Steel Horse:  On that stage, we were on the brow of a fairly steep slope, engaging targets below us ..... 


Edit:  Oops!  Guess I ought to have looked at the subsequent posts before responding!  ::)



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