581st Signal RR Co. on Hill 775 - South Korea (1951)
15. A Tent that goes Up Must Come Down - 15
When we get orders to move to a new station everything has to get packed up and put back into its cases. The tent must come down and get rolled up, pegs stored, ropes coiled, poles taken apart, stove dismantled, stove pipes packed and on and on. The radios must be put into their protective cases, antennas repacked, and myriad of other things. It gets to be a routine we handle as a part of life. It has to be done carefully so we can use it again and to prevent damage.
The tent is our house for the next couple of years. You can see our mess kits on a board table in the foreground. Once we had a shortage of gasoline and we had to use charcoal in our stoves. The next morning we had several hundreds of burnt holes in the tent. We spent the next day patching holes to make it waterproof. The Army supplies you with patching kits.On to Scene 16 Back to Scene 14
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