HOME FROM ITALY AND ALL HE CAN SAY IS HOT DOG

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HOME FROM ITALY AND ALL HE CAN SAY IS HOT DOG

From the May 22, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

Geneseo, N.Y., May 26–T/Sgt. Arthur Hasler, who got a special furlough to come home from Italy for his father’s 100th birthday Sunday after his 90-year-old mother wrote President Roosevelt, got another privilege today–he was allowed to order whatever he wanted for the birthday dinner.

So what did he order? A nice juicy steak smothered with lamb chops, maybe, or turkey and cranberry sauce, or ham roasted with brown sugar and cloves? No, he ordered–and said he hadn’t had any in two years–hot dogs.

(Editor’s note: Must be a different army they have down in Italy.)



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A sailor says goodbye to his family as his leave comes to an end.



For Further Reading Check Out:

The Battle for Rome: The Germans, the Allies, the Partisans, and the Pope, September 1943–June 1944




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