World War II veteran from Belarus Knostantin Pronin, 86, sits on a bench as he waits in hopes of finding other men from his unit at Gorky park during Victory Day in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2011.
This picture made me sad. To think that there will be a few less friends from your unit until that one year you’re the last one, just waiting.
*I saw an edited photo that really hit hard onto my comment that I had to add it with the source. Now this photo makes me even more sad. Considering the original pic was taken almost 2 years ago, maybe he’s finally with his unit again.
Captain Ziv Shilon, a platoon commander in the Giv’ati Brigade, was severely wounded while on routine patrol near the Israeli-Gaza border in October this year. Shilon received medical care and is now stable, but his hands were mangled.
Now, he’s back with his soldiers, and in a special ceremony this week, presented them with their combat soldier pins.
Not something you see for sale too often, even among this gun buying panic and craze. The Timber Wolf is a pump-action rifle chambered in .357 Magnum (and .38 Special) or .44 Magnum.
The .44 Magnum version is harder to find than the .357. Not sure how many were made before production ended. Because of it’s obscure history and unassuming appearance, most people may not know the value or rarity of one of these. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if you found one at a pawn shop or gun show for much cheaper than what it normally sells for, which is usually in the $800 to $900 range.