A drill sergeant picking apart a recruit seems to be a common vignette on military-themed comic postcards of this period. Though, I have to imagine that while the postcards are vivid, they would have been out-shown by the colorful language of the real drill sergeants of past and present. Breaking down the individual and building him back up as part of a team has long constituted the basis for basic American military training.
On this card, we meet Joe, a Private who uses this postcard image to relate his experience to a young lady in Pennsylvania. Continue reading “Th’ Sarg Gave Me th’ Works [1942 – Sebring, FL]”