3rd Infantry Division Vintage-Fit T-Shirt
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World War II was not known as a great “singing war,” but it has been said by a famous general that if all the soldiers had known “Dogface Soldier,” it would have been. General Lucian K. Truscott called it “the best battle song of the war.”
The story of “Dogface Soldier” is one of the strange tales of the war. Written early in 1942 by two musically illiterate infantry men as a protest against the very commercial war songs then being published, it was sung around among a few friends and soon forgotten – by the authors. They were sent to other branches of service, one in South America and the other in the Pacific. Meanwhile the song had been carried to North Africa by a fellow with a guitar.
It struck home – catching and spreading from mouth to mouth with no help from radio, sheet music, or records. During the amphibious invasions of Italy, “Dogface Soldier” surpassed all other songs as a great morale ionic, and was actually sung during battle – not just neat it, or before it, but in it!
One of the “Dogface Soldiers” who chanted the tune was Audie Murphy who was destined to become America’s most decorated soldier of World War II. In preparing the film of his career, To Hell And Back, it was natural that Universal-International pictures should include the authentic and boisterous ballad of the foot soldier.
Nothing like her anywhere, anytime, in the history of the world.
- SOLDIERS, MARINES, SAILORS, AIRMEN, COASTGUARDSMEN, FIREMEN, & POLICE OFFICERS.
Basically, the crazy SOBs that put their lives on the line every day for less pay than they deserve so that we Americans can sit in front of our plasma televisions and watch crappy reality TV shows, drive nice cars, eat great food, and generally not have to worry about anything of substance.
From George Washington to the newest recruit and everyone else in between - Thank You.
We’re talking about the people that believe the Fourth of July is more than just an excuse to set off fireworks, that flying the American Flag all year long is a civic duty, that taking the time to send letters to our troops is an honor, and who realize that America wasn’t forged on the backs of journalists, politicians, or campus rallies, but rather through the suffering and discipline of steely-eyed men who refused to accept defeat.
Never trust anyone that doesn’t like dogs. They’re loyal. They’d die for you, and all they want in return is some dried food, some petting, and the occasional piece of bacon.
- REVERSING THE GROWING OPPRESSION OF THE PROLETARIAT IN TODAY'S SOCIETY.
We…uhhh…think this is a good idea.
- HOT CHICKS.
Honestly, aren't they the reason we do anything?