Signal Corps Association Reenactors Division (SCARD)

Discussion Forum

Signal Corps Association Primary Web Site
[ Back to the listing ] [ Post Reply ] [ Help ] [ Search ]
[ List All Forums ]

Posted By: David Winfred Gaddy on: 09/16/2005 20:41:54 EDT
Subject: RE: Welcome Chris Anders

Message Detail:
Mark, it probably never sank in with some who heard the term, "preconcerted signal(s)," or realized the difference between that type of signal and "spelling out" a msg letter-by-letter (w/ or w/o abbreviations and other conventions). If you and I agree that "charge" will be a raised red flag dipped twice, I'd be willing to bet that the msg can be delivered FASTER than with a cell phone call-up. And realistically, to boot. Clearly we've moved past the JC Penney gray (or blue) chinos, and clearly there are "button inspectors" who wouldn't let you in with the wrong ones, but when it comes to the credentials necessary to understand and apply the Myer-Alexander signals, we continue to see proof that that subj isn't part of the lessons in "Command 101." As Sherman once said, "What's a 'signal corps'?" One hundred and forty-some years later, that question seems still to resonate.
Let's see now, instead of trained buglers, we could get one of those little "clip-on" jobbies that play a perfect recording of Taps when switched on. And probably better black powder and sound effects than with the real thing. Heck, why are those heavy old replica muskets needed if we can do that? Man, this is the ELECTRONIC AGE--we don't really need that primitive, old-fashioned stuff, do we? Better yet, why sweat? How about "virtual reality re-enactment," the thinking man's vicarious experience. Wheee! Wouldn't have to leave your screen. What was it you guys call this hobby again?
View Parent Message
Follow ups:

Post a follow up message
Type your Reply here:
This posting is a:

Don't Agree

Need Feedback
Meeting Request

Message Search
Search ALL Forums
Filter Messages
Show messages for past days.
Name Search
Type in a full or partial name
Keyword Search
Enter keyword(s) you want to search for separated by a space.

Match Case?
Match ALL Keywords
Match ANY Keyword