I copied this article from one of my favorite history blogs. It tells a funny story that happened during WWII basic training. Almost all of my uncles served in World War II. I grew up listening to their stories. This is a good one.
The Yoo Hoo Incident
It is here in the timeline that the incident that made my father’s regiment famous happened. Dad was on furlough at this time, falling in love with my mom and hanging out with her family in Brookville, Kansas. Even so, news of this incident provided the “mothers” of the soldiers a reason to campaign. This is where Dad’s regiment and Lieutenant General (LTG) Ben Lear were granted the first nicknames of World War II. This is a story worth preserving.
click over to continue reading….World War II, Chapter 6, The Yoo Hoo Incident
I hope this story made you smile,