Reflections

The U.S. Army Barrack Shoes, Pattern 1886

By Ephriam D. Dickson III Deputy Chief, Field Museums Branch, U.S. Army Center of Military History Since the Army’s establishment, supply officers have struggled earnestly to find a functional design for Army footwear, one that could withstand the many varying environments into which Soldiers are often sent. “The health and efficiency of the soldier depends …

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MPCs—Trong chi tiêu cua ban là gì? (“What’s in your wallet?”)

Vietnam veterans will surely recall those quirky-colored Military Payment Certificates (MPCs) used to buy Seiko watches, Pentax cameras, stereo gear, and beer and tobacco in U.S. facilities throughout South Vietnam. Meant to help control inflation and deter black market operations and currency manipulation, the MPCs took the place of U.S. dollars as the authorized medium …

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