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Old 01-13-2019, 07:54 PM   #1
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Fun with celebrities - who wore it better?

One of these guys is yours truly. The other is some guy named Gere. (They were taken within a year of each other).
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Oh, that is so funny! I see similarities!
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What about who you are shaking hands with!
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:06 PM   #4
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So you were always an officer and a gentleman! Wonderful photo!
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You beat Gere by a mile!
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:27 PM   #6
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Well, you earned your uniform versus it being an acting prop. So, you win hands down.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:49 PM   #7
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Gumby for the win.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:58 AM   #8
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Gumby, yes. But I'll just observe that Ms Winger appears quite captivated by Gere's short, trim sideburns.

What middie rank is he wearing, a star with no base bar? Is that a "starter set" of some sort?


A great photo, Gumby.
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What about who you are shaking hands with!
Yes, that was then Vice President George H.W. Bush on May 27, 1981. It was a great honor to meet him, and his recent passing reminded me that I had this photo. The other guy was Secretary of the Navy John Lehman

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Gumby, yes. But I'll just observe that Ms Winger appears quite captivated by Gere's short, trim sideburns.

What middie rank is he wearing, a star with no base bar? Is that a "starter set" of some sort?


A great photo, Gumby.
The young wife, whom I was courting at the time and who was way hotter than Debra Winger, apparently preferred them longer.

I believe that his shoulder boards are the ones worn at Aviation Officer Candidates School, before they are commissioned.
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Nice juxtaposition.
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Too bad you weren’t Air Force.
Seriously, a great photo! You do win hands down!
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:41 AM   #13
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Your portfolio is likely larger also, they tend to over spend due to excess confidence.

Great photo and post,

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I’d say Gumby wore it better - and authentic! Great photo.
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Yes, that was then Vice President George H.W. Bush on May 27, 1981. It was a great honor to meet him, and his recent passing reminded me that I had this photo. The other guy was Secretary of the Navy John Lehman



The young wife, whom I was courting at the time and who was way hotter than Debra Winger, apparently preferred them longer.

I believe that his shoulder boards are the ones worn at Aviation Officer Candidates School, before they are commissioned.
I was in the Marine Corps at the time. I remember Lehman as SECNAV. Wasn't he the Mastermind of the 600 ship Navy?
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I was in the Marine Corps at the time. I remember Lehman as SECNAV. Wasn't he the Mastermind of the 600 ship Navy?
Yes, he was. We never quite made it that high; I think we topped out at 594. For comparison, there are currently about 276 ships in the Navy.
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Yes, that was then Vice President George H.W. Bush on May 27, 1981. It was a great honor to meet him, and his recent passing reminded me that I had this photo. The other guy was Secretary of the Navy John Lehman.
Yes - I was thinking George H.W. Bush must have been vice president at the time! Wow!
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