9 Feb 1969

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Ration Postcards

BAN ME THUOT Running out of writing paper is a perennial problem for 4th Division troops in the field.

However, Specialist 4 Spencer J. Kreiser of Lorain, Ohio, a radio telephone operator for Company A, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry, has, come up with a field expedient for the problem.

He makes postcards from the tops of individual C ration cartons.

"I just tear off the top, draw a line down the middle, put the address on one end and the message on the other. Instead of a picture, whoever I send it to gets a description of the meal I just had," he smiled.


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