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The Republican nominee for Congress in Ohio's 9th district, Rich lott, has—at least up to this point in the campaign—been one of the National Republican Congressional Committee's favorite prospects for the 2010 election cycle. The NRCC has highlighted Iott's challenge to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo. as Republican strategists in DC have steered money and advice to a candidate identified as one of the party's "Young Guns."
lott's not very young, But he does know a thing or two about guns.
Until recently, he was a member of a group that reenacts World War II battles as a German Waffen SS unit.
Iott dressed up in a Nazi uniform, carried a Nazi sidearm and, he tells the Atlantic, adopted a Nazi name—"Reinhard Pferdmann"—in order to really get into the part.
Iott explains that: "Part of the re-enactor's [experience] is the living-history part, of really trying to get into the persona of the time period. In many, not just in our unit, but in many units what individuals do is create this person largely based on a Germanized version of their name, and a history kind of based around your own real experiences. 'Reinhard' of course is 'Richard' in German. And 'Pferdmann,' 'pferd' is a horse. So it's literally 'horse man.'
Originally posted by Exuberant1
Somebody has to play the losing side in any re-enactment.
*But screaming "NAZI!" is fun tho, so let's rag on this guy for giving the good guys someone to defeat during re-enactments; the fool he is.edit on 12-10-2010 by Exuberant1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jibeho
Already a couple of threads floating around on this weak topic.
A lot of history buffs reenact famous battles and skirmishes all over this country and throughout Europe.
Ever see a Civil War skirmish?