Friday, March 26, 2010

Starting at square one

So, if you were to assign a serial number to the Number 1 soldier in your aviation school, what number would you give him? If it was back in the mid-20th Century, it might be something like this:
Harry S. McGlinchey, student at the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center, was named "No. 1" solider [sic] of the area. His serial number: 11111111. His enlistment date: 11-1.
(from San Antonio Remembers)


Dave said...

If he had been taken prisoner and was forced to give name, rank and serial number, they would never have believed him!

Keith Alan K said...

Good point, Dave!