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Posted 11 months ago

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vanskyock24
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this poster from fort Knox came out the same time Vietnam was getting over with in 1973 has the government issue on it along with a bunch of numbers.

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    sexy poster:) love it:)
  2. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 10 months ago
    thanks Sean also gar,Geo dr fluffy,Petey,and Phil you all are awesome
  3. Trey Trey, 10 months ago
    I'll have to show this to my brother, he went to Basic training at Fort Knox. Great poster!!!
  4. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 10 months ago
    thanks for the love blunder,trey and ttom
  5. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 10 months ago
    thanks for the love moon and official
  6. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 10 months ago
    thanks for the love aim and hedge
  7. gandersonphd, 8 months ago
    The Story behind the Poster

    I was a brand new 2nd Lt. in 1973 and was assigned to Ft. Knox as the assistant Station of Choice Officer. (The #1 guy was a 1st Lt. showing the amount of command emphasis placed upon the program.) No one in the military remembered a time without a draft so we were almost universally ignored. We had no budget, but we did have the training aids department on post and they are the ones who printed the poster.

    The young soldier was a classmate of mine from The Citadel and we found the young lady at the Officer Club pool. (There was a second young lady who chickened out at the last minute. ) The original proposed tag line was "Come to Ft. Knox for a Piece of the Action" But Gen. Starry vetoed that in favor of "At Ft. Knox..."

    The poster was picked up by the wire services UPI and AP and appeared in every major newspaper and magazine that spring. Resulting in millions of dollars in free advertizing.

    The more conservative elements of the US Army concluded it would be safer if I was sent somewhere far away. That is how I ended up in Korea.

    Dr. George
  8. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 8 months ago
    great story Dr. George thanks for the input
  9. gandersonphd, 8 months ago
    Where could I see this poster "live"?
    Dr. George
  10. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 7 months ago
    thanks for the love poop
  11. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 7 months ago
    thanks for the love jono
  12. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 7 months ago
    thanks for the love ttom
  13. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 7 months ago
    thanks for the love pack

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