West Point Tar Bucket with feather

Discussion in 'Life After the Academy' started by Cydd, May 23, 2016.

  1. Cydd

    Cydd New Member

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    I would like to buy a tar bucket with feather for my husband. He was at the Academy many years ago and continues to talk about the hat. I would like to surprise him. Any idea where I can buy one?
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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  4. Ted75

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    Cadet store only appears to sell the plume only; no mention of the tarbucket.

    http://www.usma.edu/dca/SiteAssets/SitePages/Academy Stores/CadetGrad.pdf

    I would recommend contacting the Cadet Store to see whether they sell the tarbucket also. Doesn't your hubby still have his tarbucket? They allow you to keep that, but you turn in your feature plume...and keep the other one (the one that looks like an oversized pipe cleaner...or something else...LOL).

    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/~FUAAOSw6btXSgCE/s-l1600.jpg

    What year did your husband graduate?
     
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  5. Dixieland

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    This is not correct. My grad has his feathered Firstie plume and the pom/other one. I think grads could pay to keep pieces of their uniform.
     
  6. Ted75

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    Was your grad able to keep the rank patch on his/her full dress uniform? Perhaps you can't keep non-standard (other than the 3 chevron) 1st class ranks (ie. co/bat/reg/brig command or staff)?
     
  7. Dixieland

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    You're very inquisitive, Ted75. Are you a grad, parent, or just interested in West Point? You have already said you aren't a candidate.
     
  8. Ted75

    Ted75 Banned

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    Are you serious? You won't respond if I don't identify myself???

    What if I'd just like to keep my status anonymous?

    Have you considered that any fool can come on this board and fabricate a story about themselves?
     
  9. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Holy moly, @Ted75.... ease up a bit here. I don't think @Dixieland was out of line here. It was just clear that you are doing most of the asking, so isn't turnabout okay?
    If you are not inclined to answer, just politely decline. No need to become combative.
     
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    Yes, as a member since 2010, I am well aware that fools can come on this board and fabricate a story about themselves. Thanks for the reminder.
     
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