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"I Always Had Pads with Me": A G.I. Artist's Sketchpad, 1943-1944

"The Cavalier"
This is John S___. He's wearing a combat suit. There was a jacket that went over it and it was very warm. Only combat troops got them. This guy was a private. He found the sword in a farm house and, as I wrote on the sketch, marched in wearing it. You know, everybody was crazy, one way or the other, and he was very independent. He went to officers school in the end, became a lieutenant. 
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