Smitty ~ Letter IV/ and POW/MIA day
Just two days out of San Francisco, CA, the dismal conditions aboard Smitty’s troop ship, heading southwest, took a turn for the worse. The cool weather became stifling hot and humid. The fresh meat and vegetables ran out and Spam sandwich became the lunch cuisine of record.
The troops learned that dehydrated potatoes, cooked to the consistency of pebbles; powered eggs, unrecognizable except for the color; and hot dogs of no discernible pedigree were to be the standard ‘menu’. Nobody asked for seconds!
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