Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/05

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Subject: [Leica] WWII veteran (OT Gear)
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Wed Apr 5 14:56:20 2006
References: <000301c658ef$5e41b3b0$d7254354@GeeBee>


I really think the second one is a fine portrait.

Ric Carter

On Apr 5, 2006, at 4:27 PM, GeeBee wrote:

> I met this guy in a hide at a local wildlife sanctuary and was in  
> awe at
> what he had seen and done and the matter of fact way that he told me.
> George Hooton served aboard HMS Savage and two of the four  
> torpedoes that
> were fired from her hit the Scharnhorst. When the Scharnhorst sank  
> all but
> 36 of her crew of 2000 went down with her.
> George told me about life on board. Four hours on four hours off, foul
> weather, freezing temperatures, sleeping in wet clothes. He is  
> eighty years
> old, sharp as a tack and I could bankrupt the English language and  
> still not
> do justice to how much we owe him and his generation. He is a real  
> life hero
> and meeting him was a privilege.
> Olympus OM2 SP : Zuiko 35mm f2 : Ilford HP5 @400
> --Graham
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