DISCHARGE CLOTHES – DISCHARGED SOLDIER WANTS TO KEEP ARMY CLOTHES FOR POST WAR LIFE



Dear YANK:

Everyone is raving about things for the boys who are returning to civilian life, yet the War Department seems to persist in doing the opposite.

The discharged men have to turn in all of their clothing, some of which would be useful to them, especially fellows like myself who either sold or outgrew the clothes they had. I don’t know about other posts, but at Fort Lewis, the men can keep one sun-tan outfit, on OD outfit, including blouse, and a choice of raincoat or overcoat.

To me, the blouse is useless and I don’t care if I never see it again. The ODs are in the same class. The sun-tans and field jackets are things most of us can use at any time, being well made and adaptable to civilian life.

How about a campaign to let discharged men keep what clothes they have and only turn in what each individual wants to get rid of?

—T/5 William Vanderclock – Ft. Lewis Wash.



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Smiling GIs being discharged from the Army.

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