The burden of war never lessens…thank you for your service, to those who gave the ultimate price for us, and America. Heroes!
Looks like how my dad used to describe his full field equipment when he served in China in WWII, about 70 or so pounds of equipment (and he was probably 150 pounds sopping wet). One time he was marching back from a 12 hour night duty shift, tired and burdened thusly, and a jeep approached. It stopped in front of him and the driver snapped, “Soldier, this is General Chennault, you need to salute a superior officer”. Dad said he managed a sloppy salute despite all the gear and the jeep roared off.
Some officers don’t even know the brutalness of being a real soldier…….
Throw away the tooth brush and paste – makes the entire load too damn heavy.
I mean it as a sincere compliment when I say, this looks as if it might have been done by Norman Rockwell.
My first thought was Bill Mauldin.
Homage Bill Maulden. Thanks, Paul!