As published in First Armored Division Association Bulletin, “Old Ironsides,”, No. 3, Vol. XV, Winter 1963 – 64; caption and info:
13th Horse Has Best Outside Christmas Display
The tank-reindeer display of the 2nd Battalion, 13th Armor, Lt Col John F. Hooks Commanding, was adjudged best of outdoor Christmas displays in the 1st Armored area last Christmas. Colonel Hooks is President of the Old Ironsides Chapter and a member of the Board of Directors of this Association.
Dug this t-shirt, circa 1986 and commemorating President Reagan’s U.S. naval fighter action against Muammar Gaddafi, out and put it up on eBay because now it is a true collector’s item. Marking a specific event, it is perhaps even more ephemeral than paper works as these tees were worn and washed until they wore out!
Along with the phrase, “Good Morning Mr. Khadafy… This is your wake-up call,” there’s an F/A-18 (which looks like it’s straight out of Jane’s). I don’t suppose even the mighty US military can wake Muammar up now.
I guess because this photo was found in the First Armored Division Association Bulletin, “Old Ironsides,”, No. 3, Vol. XV, Winter 1963 – 64 (Leo B. Connor, editor), the colloquial use of “’em” in “Ride ’em, Cowboy!” was a no-no for a photo caption.
Sgt Maj Robert H. Hileman, Hg Btry, 3/2nd artillery, is ready to take off for another hitch with the Honest Johns of the 1st Armored Division. With 18 years of service already behind him, he wasted no time in civil life. He is a Korean veteran and the Communication Chief of his battalion.