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Postscript of the Apache sentinel. [volume] (Fort Huachuca, Ariz.) 1945-1946, November 16, 1945, Image 4

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The Sunday evening program featuring
vocalists Pfc. Sill Norman and Cpl. N
athaniel Monroe of the 4489thQM Base
Depot Co. was warmly received by a very
large and attentive audience, Albo from
448Sth was Pfc. Herman Cotton, trumpet
er, who played" Solitude" and "I Surren
der Dear."
Cpl .Austin McC0y,1922 SCU Sand,accom
panied the performers and opened and
closed the program with piano selecti
ons in the one and only McCoy Btyle, He
was all smiles because he expected to
shed the uniform this week and was busy
reminding all that this was his last
program in Huachuca, We shall miss you,
McCoy, Good luck.
Very interesting and helpful remarks
by Pvt Albert Crocker of the 3655th QM
Trk Co brought out many unusual facts
on the "Cost Os Peace", He quoted stag
gering figures, but ended by urging ev
ery man to get friends, counting then
very, very essential to a full and well
rounded life.
Chap Felder, a very welcome visitor,
gave a few remarks and invited all to
attend religious services every Sunday.
Pfc Bill Norman, the motivating power
back of this program, was a most plea
sant climax with his singing, and hit the
musical spot as well as the emotion
al button, when he described many moods
with "I Stay In The Mood For You."
The M. ?. Det., 1922 SCU will present
, the Sunday Evening Program on Nov. 18,
VETERANS ALL: There was no doubt that
all were conscious of the meaning of
Armistice Day, which reminded us of
that we were: Glad to have had part in
the defense of the finest and best cou
ntry on the face of the earth; Glad to
be HOMS again; t Glad home is the same
place of opportunity; Glad for success;
Glad for the high rate of recoveries
from battle wounds; Glad for sympathe
tic and understanding citizens; Glad
that because a very few families in the
United States escaped making sacrifices
in the past emergency, there will be no
so rgetting
The newcomers were spotted by Cpl J,
Camille Drayton, program director.
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SiH ft/riv/Jui.
Many people .say that being a civili
an is no good, that after being one for
a few weeks, you’ll wish to hell you we
re back in. the Army. They. 1 re nuts.* J
The discharge simply means that you
are free tc begin living your own life.
It’s good tc be free like t’hat but it
has fedme drawbacks.
I’ve found that people generally try
,to give you little breaks here and th
ere because you were in service. - but
they dent fall all over themselves.
There are a couple of reasons!
. One is that so many guys have come
home with ribbons and war stories that
they are nc longer a novelty. The oth
er reason is that once in a while they
run .into some punk who got his first
pair of shoes in the Army and is anxi
ous to see how many free beers his uni
form will get. He pops off about what a
,raw deal he’s getting and he asks every
civilian between 16 and 60 11 Why ain’t
you in uniform, Bud?"
Since being home I’ve found that al
most the loudest are those who have
suffered the least. After a citizen
runs into a. few' of these characters he
is going to be very cautious about the
honest guys who have had their pants
shot off, lost their girls while over
seas, cant find Jobs and are Just trying
to get along.
If you have to deal, with some mug
who got fat from the war and doesn't
• want to give you your due, get as tough
as you like and throw the book at him.
But until you're sure about him, don't
approach him with a chip on your shoul
der and a " I wa s in the Army, where in
hell were you" attitude.
Maybe he isn't wearing a discharge
button- they look like hell and they
bheak the second day you wear them
char.ces are he dug holes all the way
from Tunisia to Berlin, and if he
didn't, he's probably been approached
that way before, and he's getting a li
ttle on the defensive. ,
16 November 1945

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