How I Did and Didn't Make Corporal
Using Colonel's Willys M38

by Abe
(Meredith, NH)

As good a place as any to park my money.

As good a place as any to park my money.

We were stationed at this very beat up Japanese airbase and the roofs on the hangars had pretty much been bombed off when the Sgt. Major told me to find enough lumber to build a mail shack.


Believe me it was hard to even find a board, but I did see what looked like a little old storage shed. So I took the Colonel's Jeep, an old M-38, and a length of pretty sturdy rope and pulled this shed to the hangar and then right on inside. It was the driest spot on the flight line. Corporal stripes here I come.

Two weeks later I get hauled into the Colonel's office and meet him and the Provost Marshall. They asked me where I got that "shack" from and I told them I found it in a field near the far end of the air strip

And the Provost Marshall said "Damn it private! We've been looking for that building for weeks. It's post number six!!"

Corporal stripes here I go!


Larry's Comment: Abe...is that you and your CJ3B in the photo? If so, please tell us a little about it.

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Using Colonel's Willys M38

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very nice souvenir,
by: Alain

A Jeep has so many functions. My neighbours, who are farmers, say that my Jeep is exactly like a small tractor.

I hope that it is not because of the maximum speed.

I am sure that you have more souvenirs of a Jeep in the army.

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