Monday, August 28, 2006

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Yank Magazine was the common soldiers publication. It was published by the "men," for the "men." Men, refers to enlisted personnel rather than officers. There was no direct involvement of officers in the operation and management of this amazing publication. It was all run in the field and at numerous administrative sites by enlisted men. Even the editors were enlisted. There was oversite, but it was a "hands off" situation to officer intervention in the day to day operation of creating a no nonsense magazine for the soldier. This was supported at the highest levels in our government. No doubt a publication like this will never exist again. But you can see some of it's amazing qualities here at this blog. Let me know if you find it interesting. This is a slice of America in a time which also will never be repeated. It was one of our best moments.