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Our Men in uniform  From 2cents down under!

Busy today packing for Toronto (did I mention I’m going to Toronto?). So how about some classic military pictures to kill some time.


Over time I have come across several photos of different intake facilities for military recruited. Here for your viewing are a few more of them.



During WWII, Life magazine did many photo essays of the lives of the men in  (and out of) uniform. Many of these pictures were done in such  way as to be homoerotic. I wonder if it was actually just showing the reality of the system. Soldiers are trained in such a way as to strip away any semblance of individuality and uniqueness. Also the close quarters left no chance for modesty. The first taste of this life was the medical inspection every new inductee got.. I love black and whit prints and candid photos. Here are some for the record.
















I love bored military!

Posted: February 10, 2012 in Picture of the Day, USMC

This classic, vintage WW II photo is by Horace Bristol, titled “Blister Gunner.” The gunner had stripped off his clothes to jump into the water to rescue a downed airman in Papua New Guinea. Immediately after the rescue, the plane took off, since it was taking flak at the time. The rescuer returned to his gunner station naked, having no time to put on his uniform. This famous photo was subsequently published (2004) in “At Ease – Navy Men of World War II” by Evan Bachner. Most of the photographs are of young soldiers at the peak of their physical prime, often showing innocent physical affection for each other.

In the years following World War II, images of comradeship, particularly of men being physically close, largely disappeared from the public record. But, as these stunning photographs attest, ordinary American men in the extraordinary circumstances of World War II were affectionate, winsome, and playful – disarmingly innocent in a time of cataclysmic peril. Led by photography giant Captain Edward J. Steichen, the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit was organized during the war to record the daily experiences of Navy men all over the world and to provide newspapers and magazines with images to promote the American cause.

Two of my favorite fetishes are Marines and Wrestling. It doesn’t really matter to me if it is just messing around for fun or competitive I love it all. I love the contact and pure one on one of wrestling. As I mentioned earlier, Ed was active in the Spartan Wrestling club in Philadelphia when we met. Later, when I had the Tampa Eagle in the 1990’s, Ed coached a wrestling club that competed at the Gay Games in Amsterdam. So I am going to leave you with some pictures for the weekend of the mash-up of these two great themes! MARINES and WRESTLING

After the boys at the base saw my photo albums a few of them wanted to come by for ‘private” photo shoots. One in particular was Jeff. He played FrenchHorn in the USMC band. That meant he had great, strong lips. Perfect for blowing.

As well as the perfect lips, he was a massive bottom with a big instrument.He also loved his bike. He was a regular at the house. Here are a few of his pictures one with my ex Steven.

One of the guilty pleasure’s of living on Capitol Hill in Washington DC was the endless supply of new meat. I had a good camera with a nice telephoto lens and was always taking pictures on the Mall of tourist and locals at work and play.

I was caught once by a marine taking pictures and so I explained I was working on a portfolio so I could apply for a job with the Washington Post or a magazine. Well instead of being upset, he asked if I would be interested in taking pictures of him and his motorcycle. Over the next few months I shot roll after roll of him and his buddies. As I find them, if there is interest, I will post them. Until then…..

Regular blogging will return Monday. Family in town and cooking dinner here.