Twelve Days of TOG Christmas #12
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: www.flickr.com/photos/oldguardmuseum/albums/72157660442096614
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.
See the full menu here:
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: www.flickr.com/photos/oldguardmuseum/albums/72157660269313964
Twelve Days of Christmas #5
Twelve Days of TOG Christmas #3
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
Twelve Days of TOG Christmas #2
Today is the menu from 1938 and features Company B. In 1938, the Old Guard was stationed Fort Snelling, MN. One of several times part of the Regiment was stationed at Historic Fort Snelling. The inside of the menu has a listing of all the members of the company, along with the menu which included complimentary cigarettes. See the full menu here: flickr.com/photos/oldguardmuseum/albums/72157639116279865
Twelve Days of TOG Christmas
Starting today and for the next eleven days, a Christmas menu or holiday greeting from the Old Guard past will be featured at noon.
Today is the Company H 1914 Christmas menu. This was when part of the Regiment was stationed at Madison Barracks, NY. The Regiment had been stationed here and Fort Ontario, NY since returning from the Philippine Islands in 1912.
See the entire menu here: flickr.com/photos/oldguardmuseum/albums/72157638967265035