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Re: Cedar Trees and Gurkahs or Don't Pi$$ off the Piper
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2014, 09:50:58 am »
I received this in an e-mail from Kit Peak Kid

Hi Grant,



My father was with the 109th Combat Engineers, 34th Division beach landing at Tunisia, fighting at Hill 609 and Kasserine Pass. He said the Gurkhas would cut the ears off German soldiers, put the ears on strings and wear them around their necks.




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Re: Cedar Trees and Gurkahs or Don't Pi$$ off the Piper
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2014, 10:08:10 am »
I've heard that before.
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Re: Cedar Trees and Gurkahs or Don't Pi$$ off the Piper
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2014, 02:48:40 pm »
There was a detachment of Gurkhas attached to 5th fleet security Baharain, seconded from the Royal Navy liason.  Wonderfull people, deadly as hell, and to a man, they HATE that old story!!!   ::)

(And yes, they have to draw blood when they pull out that knife.  I used to tell my people to please not ask to see the things, as they would nick their own thumbs before sheathing it.  One curious guy did, however, offer his own thumb to be nicked.)
« Last Edit: May 02, 2014, 03:09:16 pm by Drydock »
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Cedar Trees and Gurkahs or Don't Pi$$ off the Piper
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2014, 09:21:24 pm »
Col Pitspitr:

Yes, it may well be the same family.  I think the last time I spoke to them (before my deployment), I was talking to a Mr. Marshall.

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Re: Cedar Trees and Gurkahs or Don't Pi$$ off the Piper
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2014, 06:02:00 am »
That's what I thought. Lonnie lived in Sargent when he invented his tree cutter. In this area just about every tree saw is a Marshall
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Re: Cedar Trees and Gurkahs or Don't Pi$$ off the Piper
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2014, 06:04:13 pm »
Mine is not a saw type.  More of a monster bolt cutter.
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Re: Cedar Trees and Gurkahs or Don't Pi$$ off the Piper
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2014, 07:42:03 pm »
Yeah,  I looked them up and they aren't the same company
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Re: Cedar Trees and Gurkahs or Don't Pi$$ off the Piper
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2014, 07:08:57 pm »
IIRC there were a lot of Japanese who lost their heads to the Gurkahs' Khukuris during the Second World War. 
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Re: Cedar Trees and Gurkahs or Don't Pi$$ off the Piper
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2014, 02:54:40 pm »
Grant, the post about Piper Findlater and his V.C. choked me up.  Thank you.