Christmas Menu 1965 – Company B

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Merry Christmas!
This last menu comes from Company B in 1965 and includes a greeting from the company commander. Wishing everyone a safe and joyous holiday, and special wish for all our service members around the world to return safely to their families and friends. Full menu here:


Christmas 1938 menu – Service Company

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One of most traditional menus is from the 3rd Infantry Regiment’s Service Company in 1938. The Regiment was in the middle of its twenty year stint at Fort Snelling, MN. Inside features a roster and details on the meal. See the full menu here:

Christmas Menu 1947 – 7011th Army Service Unit Ceremonial Detachment

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This Christmas 1947 menu is from the Ceremonial Detachment of the 7011th Army Service Unit. This unit performed ceremonies in the National Capital Region until April 1948, when the unit and many of its men were transferred to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). The men of the 7011th became the core, bringing their experience and knowledge to the 3rd Infantry Regiment when it re-activated as the Army’s official ceremonial unit. See the entire menu, with its listing of detachment members here:

Christmas Menu 1951 or 1952 – Company B, 1st Battalion

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Today is a simple menu from B Company dating to either 1951 or 1952. Inside the menu is a listing of personnel included the company commander and the mess staff that prepared the meal. At this point in time, most companies in the Old Guard had their own mess, and meals were prepared by members of their respective companies.

See the full menu here:

Christmas Menu 1942 – Company I

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The United States had entered World War II just a year earlier, and mobilization altered the way the nation operated day-to-day. Families were separated and good-byes were said. Some were spending their first Christmas away from family. The men of the Old Guard were now in Newfoundland, protecting against the possibility of a Trans-Atlantic attack. Here in this 1942 menu, then men of Company I hoped a familiar meal and camaraderie could help Soldiers forget what may lie ahead. See this menu here:

Christmas Card – December 25, 1954

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This blank Christmas card is from 1954. The Regiment had only been re-activated as a ceremonial unit for five years. In the image, you can see the Dress Blue and the Army Green uniforms are being worn. The Army Green uniform had just been adopted in 1954 and was just retired this year. They are also wearing the Sam Brown belt with Army Green uniform. See full-size versions here: