Father’s Day: Photos from Cavalry Training

The January 1942 letters settle into cavalry training at Fort Riley, Kansas, beginning at around 18 January. Here are a few photos from that period, some with commentary on the back:


These next photos are mostly concerned with the uniform appearance, but you’ll notice on one that he wrote January when he meant February—as he did on a few letters that had to be moved. I see my brother had to make his mark on one of the photos, since it looked like a place to write, I guess:

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  1. If I had a bayonet on rifle—this would be quite a pose
  2. A fairly good picture with summer shirt we use it for dress—The tie is Cavalry style—We have to wear it this way when we are without blouse. buttons should be buttoned—Ha.

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  1. Me with Rifle at “Sling Rifles.” Look at those boots shine. [added later: Sib]
  2. Kneeling position I got the highest score in the 5 and 6th Platoon today Jan. Feb 4. 198

I also added a few photos that were pertinent to the letter of 21 January 1942 on that page.





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