Was oogling all the Jeeps when out of the blue there is an M1A2 Type III Beagle! You go Hound Dog! ARROOOOO!!! Ok, I have two of the litle hound dogs myself so I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw someone walking their Beagle in the crowd there! That wasn't me or my dog, as I'm trapped at work here Stateside. Awesome pictures Rodney, thank you very much for taking the time to edit them and post them. I appreciate the time it must have taken, and it sure made for a nice lunch break while at work! Wonder if the Beagle's owner owns one of those Jeeps. There was a Jeep named Chow Hound II.. That certainly would be Beagle owner humor as Beagles are well known for their appetites and are a part of the hound group.
Thanks so much for posting. It was indeed a CHORE editing and posting all these photos. I way underestimated how long it would take. It took like over an hour to do it. I am very glad you enjoyed them!
Knowing now what I know, one of the first things I looked at when I was admiring those jeeps was the slot on the dash that gives away an M201, so I know what you mean!
I sure wish there were events like that at home in Texas more often. At least once a year the folks over there spend about a week celebrating the military history of our country mainly via re-enactments and the MV's. It was indeed a terrific atmosphere to be in. I am thankful that a couple of generations later that -at least in the Normandy area- the Europeans show gratitude and honor our fallen in that way.
Another thing I noticed over there that I wish we had here was a magazine called "MIlitaria". It is in French only. Those French really get into the re-enacting and want things to be accurate, as detailed in that magazine. Does anyone know of a publication like that here?