Monday, November 12, 2012

Veterans Day 2012: Meet Schnapps and Booby Trap!

As American author and poet Maya Angelou quoted of our armed service veterans:  How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! - we at The Long and Short of it All pause to recognize not only our veterans, but the Dachshunds who stood by their side. 
Long-time readers of The Long and Short of it All know that we take extra time and effort to post military-inspired Dachshund photos and stories on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Today we bring you these historic WW2 photos that we scanned from the collection of our country cousin 'Rudy.'  His Dad is a big collector of WW2 memorabilia, and thought we might enjoy these.  Boy, do we! 
The photos come from the collection of Mrs Harold G. Heinz, Carlinville, Illinois, and document the service of her husband, Harold.  Above is a close up of an incredibly handsome red smooth with a white chest who goes by the fantastic name 'Booby Trap!'
The captions noted here were written by Mrs. Heinz.  Click any photo to enlarge and admire.

In front of our station at Manderfeld
Taken at Manderfeld at Krewinkle.  L to R:  Byron Billings from 3rd Bn Aid Station (has Bronze Star), Harold, "Booby Trap," Sgt Martin, Harold's Jeep "Mail Call."
"Schnapps" in Schoneck
Parsons (Harold's Jeep driver) with Booby Trap and Schnapps
This is what the photos looked like in several pages of Mrs. Heinz' collection.  Awesome, right?  There is another photo here with Schnapps, Booby Trap, and Harold Heinz in the upper right, just click to enlarge.  Have a great Veterans Day.  
If you are a new reader at The Long and Short of it All, you will definitely want to visit the archives for some absolutely amazing military-inspired Dachshund tales and images:

Dachshund Homecoming Video

Happy Memorial Day

Veterans Day and Dachshunds

Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Fritz and the "Jane" Cartoon Series

Dachshunds in History: The Saga of Sgt. Wally D. Hund

Dachshunds Reunited with their Dads in the News

Dachshunds and Veterans Day

Dachshunds Teleconferencing with their Dads in Iraq in the News

Dachshunds in History: Mimi, A Most Unpopular Dog During WW2

Memorial Day Dachshund: Meet Gus

Dachshund News Roundup! - story on Vietnam War Veteran Jim Quick and his dachshund

Dachshund News Roundup! - story on Iraq War Veteran Scott MacKenzie and his new rescue boy

Dachshunds in History: Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark!

Dachshunds in History: Dogs of War


Lizzy said...

Thanks so much for sharing these, your site always makes my day. I have to live vicariously as our dear one is gone about 2 years now.

Sandy said...

These are fantastic photos! Thank you. A message to Lizzy, I'm sorry for your loss and hope that one day you'll be ready for another little one in your life.

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