For those of you sheltered youngsters who never heard of a barracks bag
cut, let me explain.
Right before his plane takes off for the combat jump into Sicily (Operation Husky), a man appears at the door with a full barracks bag
, explaining that it contains the proper paperwork for processing prisoners of war.
Though there is much about mundane things such as the contents of a rucksack versus the "A" Barracks Bag
, the narrative moves along like an exciting adventure thriller.
So with a change of clothes inside his CCC barracks bag
, a bit of money, and no particular plan, Dad hitched a ride on a U.
He just picked up his barracks bag
and walked home.
Wynne responds, "I carried my barracks bag
on one shoulder, my rolled-up cot on my other shoulder, and my rifle in my hands.
Each cot had room for the A and B barracks bags
, a field pack, and a rifle--there was barely enough room left for a man to sit down, let alone stretch out.