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: www.flickr.com/photos/oldguardmuseum/albums/72157660269313964

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: www.flickr.com/photos/oldguardmuseum/albums/72157639040041825

Christmas Menu 1964 – Company D

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This menu is from Company D, Christmas 1964. Inside was not only the menu for the day, but a list of command groups throughout the unit and greetings from Regimental Commander Joseph B. Conmy and MDW Commanding General Philip Wehle. See the entire menu here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oldguardmuseum/albums/72157660210932913

Christmas Menu 1941 – Company H


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This menu is from Christmas 1941 for Company H. Much of the Regiment had deployed to Newfoundland, but some elements remained at Fort Snelling. Inside is a listing for Company M, another company that had not deployed. The United States had just entered World War II weeks earlier, following the attack at Pearl Harbor. The first elements left Historic Fort Snelling almost a year earlier to defend the North Atlantic shipping lanes from a feared Nazi attack. See the full menu here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oldguardmuseum/albums/72157638998344503