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The branch is unique because it began as the vision of an individual, Albert James Myer, a former Army surgeon, who developed a unique and practical tactical visual communications system for the Army called "wigwag." Simple, mobile, and lightweight, the wigwag system used flags during the day and torches at night to communicate at distances beyond sound, but within line of sight depending upon terrain and weather conditions.
Once in place, you use the flag to begin spelling out the message, using the wigwag alphabet, numbers, and code signals.
Southern Pacific Railway, a personal injury suit against city officials based upon an automobile collision with a wigwag signal standard at the Embarcadero [Road] crossing.
IT WAS AN ODD MESSAGE TO WIGWAG: "No liquor, but damned good anyway." The sailor waving the signal flags as his ship left New York Harbor that day in 1942 followed his intriguing opening line with the address of a brand-new club for GIs.
Arrows wigwag like stray shuttlecocks through the air.
The Tip of the Camel's Hump, however, is distinctive--like Wigwag! Nobody's going to Google it and get a dry cleaner.
Operators can select the wigwag pattern and flashing speed for the lights.
Making butternut dye for Rebel uniforms, leading drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making medicine kits are just a few of the activities in which youngsters may engage to bring this pivotal period in our nation's history to life.
We don't seek advice on government from deposed dictators, we don't seek advice on start-up magazines from the folks who brought you Wigwag or Seven Days, and we certainly don't seek advice on flying an airplane from a pilot who totaled the 747.
Scooter throttle-controls usually are "wigwag" levers positioned at the top of the tiller and designed for finger or thumb operation.