U.S. Army Center Of Military History
The Revolutionary War Soldier image on the left is a detail from the painting, Battle of Long Island, by Domenick D'Andrea , part of the National Guard Heritage Series.The photograph detail of the modern-day Soldier on the right is from the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division taken in Iraq, April 2007.
Actived: Saturday Oct 17, 2020
DISASTER ON GREEN RAMP: THE SEVERELY BURNED
H-E-B Grocery offered gift certificates for food, and Texas Copy donated a fax machine. The family assistance center received from the garrison exchange overnight guest packets and from the library over three boxes of books plus more than $300 worth of books-of-choice coupons, redeemable at a local bookstore.
Chapter XIX: Potsdam Germany
Output was meager. All the soap produced in July, for instance, amounted to no more than an ounce and a half per person. 27 One-time sales of a spool of thread per person and, with the use of ration coupons, of 10 German-made cigarettes (or 2 1/2 cigars) were events covered in the newspapers. 28. Coal was the key.
Chapter XXIII: Winter
Except in Berlin, where the school children received 190 calorie hot noon meals, recipients were required to turn in ration coupons and, if they were not on relief, pay for the meals. 12 In the first week of December, the State Department authorized private US agencies to ship relief supplies to Germany, provided the supplies were distributed
Chapter VI: Wharves, Roads, and Barges
CHAPTER VI. Wharves, Roads, and Barges. When the War Department in February 1942 decided to militarize the civilian contractor projects in the Persian Corridor and in April shifted priorities from the British line of communications in Iraq to the Soviet supply line in Iran, it was preparing to assume a larger share of the British Russian-aid burden in the Corridor in two of its three
Chapter XXII: The Southwest Pacific Area
Wacs got 25 clothing coupons a year, but the purchase of a girdle required 10 coupons, pajamas 12, and a brassiere 5. In New Guinea and the Philippines these were unprocurable. Colonel Brown recommended to USASOS that brassieres be added to allowances:
Chapter XXV From the Beaches to Paris in Northern France
The brothels were immediately placed "off limits" to Allied troops. A proclamation restricting the civil population to six kilometer limit from Cherbourg was issued. Great difficulties were experienced in effectively enforcing this, chiefly on account of the numerous roads and by-lanes leading from the town.
Chapter X: Stresses of Rapid Build-up: Recruiting
Nevertheless, only six weeks remained to get the scheduled 100,000 women by 1 July. Major Edlund therefore determined upon a saturation technique of salesmanship that would literally hunt out and carry off potential recruits in a house-by-house canvass in major cities. He immediately began a demonstration campaign in a typical city.