Saturday, August 5, 2017

At Ease in Korea, 1950

From the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

1950.  An unidentified U.S. Army private soaks his feet in a spare helmet. American soldiers rushed to Korea that summer were outfitted from World War II surplus stockpiles stored in Japan. Quartermasters had plenty of supplies, but logistics very often prevented soldiers in the field from receiving properly tailored clothing.  Ill-fitting boots worn on extended marches wreaked havoc on men's feet.

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