Saturday, January 9, 2016

US Soldier Prepares to Enjoy some Beer and Pretzels

A happy private first class of the U.S. 87th Infantry Division / Third Army prepares to enjoy some beer and pretzels. He is wearing the flannel shirt. On his helmet liner he has attached a decal of rank below his divisional insignia. Just visible on his right wrist is a privately purchased name bracelet. These bracelet, from loved ones at home or acquired at many post exchanges (PX), were popular items with G.I.s. As well as being decorative, they serve as an additional means of identification should the soldier be killed or wounded.

Source :
Book "Patton's Third Army" by Christopher J. Anderson

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