• 𝔼𝕩𝕦𝕤𝕚𝕒
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    29 days ago

    Not hard because you look fucking ridiculous in them. They’re flabby and bottom heavy and not-at-all like in games. They fit like shit and do look goofy as hell. Wonder what the context here was.

    They’ll save your life though.

    E-bit of Google says this was during a drill and felt his squad mates did indeed look ridiculous.

    • @problematicPanther
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      I drilled in one before, I had trouble breathing in it and ended up taking it off to get some fresh air every now and then. I guess it’s a good thing we weren’t in an actual environment where they were necessary, because I’d have probably died

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    I wonder which regiment he was in. There were only 2 black combat divisions from the US, a vast majority of black troops were forced into support roles.

    Edit: with a little help and a bit of digging, I was able to determine that he served in the 366th regiment of the segregated 92nd Division, also known as the Buffalo Soldiers.

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        Hey, A plus on finding a start! Names, regiments, and other details in the post give me a lot of stuff to work with

        Edit: I already have a lead since they referenced the buffalo soldiers in the hashtags

        Edit 2: the picture is legit! The Smithsonian Institute has it in their online archive. It’s too late for me to verify most of the other claims in the post, but this picture, and more importantly this person, was real. Also, definitely read about Lt. Aaron Fisher. He was a great leader, stifled by systemic racism and still managed to achieve great things at Saint Die.

  • @sunbytes
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    627 days ago

    Did someone retouch his teeth?

    I had no idea it was possible for someone to have such straight teeth naturally (not sure about orthodinistry in this era).

    • @PugJesusOPM
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      Orthodontics were developed at that time, but I don’t know how widespread it was. Some people just have all the luck!