Christmas Menu 1965 – Company B

Twelve Days of TOG Christmas #12

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 Menu 1951 or 1952 – Company B, 1st Battalion

Twelve Days of TOG Christmas #9

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.

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Christmas Menu 1942 – Company I

Twelve Days of TOG Christmas #7

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 Menu 1964 – Company D

Twelve Days of Christmas #5

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:

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: