Excerpts and pictures from the soldier's "Yank" Magazine as well as other references of the life and times of the World War II era.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Panama Chow Line
Sgt. Stanley V. Sowa, with an aircraft-warning outfit in Panama, saved his fellow GIs from almost starving when he took over the mess call for these honey bears (coatimundi). Before the Sergeant began feeding them each day at about 1100 and 1600, they were invading the kitchens any time they could for anything they could find. The honey bear gang is led by a lively monkey by the name of Jocko.