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  1. franbo

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    Greetings from Alabama. Smoking pipes since ‘87. Guess what sums me up best is I have one well used pipe that has traveled to 5 continents with me over the past 30 years.

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." -George Washington to the Continental Congress, 1776
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  2. jpmcwjr

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    Welcome!

    It'd be good to see such a treasured friend as your pipe.

    Once your photos are on a photo hosting site (such as Imgur.com; Postimage; Dropbox, etc. Photobucket), or on virtually any site, including this site's album such as eBay, Amazon, you-name-it, select the full sized image, then Control-click (Mac) or Right-click (Windows) on the image itself, then choose "copy image location" or similar words. Now paste that URL (the full web address, which should end in .jpg or .png) into the IMG box in the reply window of the thread you're posting to.

    The site's album is also a good choice for displaying photos, and the same method works for obtaining the image's URL for copying into the IMG box.

    There are other good illustrations and steps on how to post photos in the "Latest Discussions" box,
    LINK to that thread

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Welcome to the forum! That pipe does, indeed, look well loved. Nice looking rim for 30 years of use.

    Is that a padded wall with rebar reinforcement? Is there anything we should know about you?

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    I regularly spit on the rim and rub the soot away. The mouthpiece however is bit through. I keep my head down....

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    No, those are wire mesh rectangles with a cloth lining we fill up with soil and rock to stop inbound rounds and artillery also to provide cover and concealment. Not a current servicemen as he is in woodland camo. Also not issue footwear. So probably a civilian contractor who is a vet. I was smoking my Pete Sherlock Holmes Watson and became inspired, how close am I?

    Also welcome to the forum!

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  7. franbo

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    LTC USA, still AD. Stationed at Redstone currently. Actually those are summer issue but lousy boots, wore them out after 5 months

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  8. milehighpiper

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    Welcome to the forum and I hope to have a travel pipe with me for 30 years! With my luck, I will probably break it right before I lose it!

    Merry Christmas!

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  9. franbo

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    Thanks. Been following the forum for many years. Finally jumped in.

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    SSG, Airborne Infantry, nice to meet you sir. I got hurt in 2000, put to pasture in 2002. Those were summer issue, look like tennis shoe boots. I believe they we're not very good!

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  11. franbo

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    Thanks SSG. 10th MTN. Not great footwear for light infantry, everyone blew out of them in 2012.

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    Welcome to the forums. Nothing like a well loved pipe.

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  13. chasingembers

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    Been smoking a pipe since '91 here. Welcome aboard, and here's that pic of your well traveled buddy.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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    Welcome, Franbo! Great looking old pipe. Thank you for your service.

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    I bet that pipe has some stories to tell!

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Welcome.

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    Welcome from Alabama also. Are you familiar with the Briary in Homewood?

    Michael
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    Old Smokers of all ages is who we are here. Welcome.

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    Welcome, Franbo!

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    Thanks all. Michael, never heard of “The Briary in Homewood” prior to now. Definitely a worthy day trip from here. Have yet to explore the area. Have found one good brick n mortar tobacco store in Huntsville so far. ‘Humidor Pipe Shop” Some old, some discontinued, tins in the back. Mostly a cigar shop now.

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    Happy Holidays and welcome to the show.

    Neal
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    Welcome!

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    Welcome to the forum

    "I'm a kind person, I'm kind to everyone, but if you are unkind to me, then kindness is not what you will remember me for." - Al Capone
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    Welcome to the forums!

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
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    Welcome Sir, I do appreciate Your services. Best Greets,

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    Thanks Paul.

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    Welcome to the site from Florida.

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    Thanks Harris. Sunny Florida sounds nice about now to me.

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    Welcome and Thank You for your service...

    "the weez"...
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  30. franbo

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    Thanks Weez, enjoying an unexpected day off.

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    10th Mountain counts in my book lol! I did 4 yrs in Alaska with 1/501 PIR, not a single Joe of mine had a cold weather injury. I suspect strongly we know a ton of the same things. Welcome to Forum again Sir.

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  32. franbo

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    Thanks fordm60. I’m happy I PCS’d to Alabama this past summer. My wife is even happier! However, FYSA, my 10MTN time was entirely spent at Fort Polk with the 4IBCT and subsequently the 3IBCT (the red headed step child of the Division).

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    Welcome from Indiana

    The walls have ears, the windows have eyes, and the wise man tells no lies.
    You can offer someone a cigar, but you can never offer someone your pipe.
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