Actually the guy in the fake Uncle Sam get-up works for a competing railroad, and either way, this train is going to roll with at least seven empty seats. How is that helping the troops? At least if they went to Squirrel Hollow, they would stop cranking out babies for a few days.
I came into possession of some wartime correspondence. This fellow wrote to his girlfriend in November of 1942. Stationed in California, at one point he was telling her of a new law in California, similar to a Chicago statute, banning women from sitting at bars unaccompanied; they had to sit at tables instead. Are they […]
Is this guy on a diet or something? Wants Sarge to stop at the tiny hamburger stand for some presumably tiny hamburgers. Seems ironic that he will be peeling potatoes tonight. The guy behind him is eyeing the hamburger stand suspiciously. He had heard a rumor about them, an early example of “fake news”. Something […]
Vern had smuggled in some cocaine to share with his pals, in the toes of his boots. But word got around, and all these other maniacs were there when he landed.
Here we have some WWII soldiers enjoying the base recreation center. Guys are playing billiards, ping-pong, there’s a card game going on. Except Bill. You go stand over there, Bill.
I got this WWII electronic relay in a can in a box of auction stuff, I think. It was never opened, so I don’t have any idea of what it looks like; it is in something like an old oil can is made. I guess the Navy must have bought too many. I’m really surprised […]
I guess these Army jeeps were not built for precision or comfort. There is a picture my dad took around here somewhere… I think it was in Okinawa. Some AF guys standing around looking at a jeep on it’s side, right off the little road winding among the quanset huts. Someone was probably in a […]
I had the same problem with my issued uniform when I joined the Navy in ’82… It got worse because I lost so much weight in boot camp. First thing I did after boot camp was buy some uniform stuff and civvies so I didn’t look like a guy in a potato sack. It’s too […]
A lot of people are starting to feel like this private doing KP in WWII – like, he’s not living up to his potential? All in good time, my friend. Pretty soon we will be back to the grind.
This little girl does not understand, the Calvary must train somehow, and everybody is on a low budget. As the Kinks so truthfully said, “I’m a cut price person in a low budget land”. In fact, we are still in lockdown, and it’s time to cut my own hair again in that case. Do I […]