Good Morning Foxhole
Here's to another excellent thread . . .
There are all kinds of pack mules . . .
But nothing like Merrill's Marauders of WW2
"Its been written that Merrills Marauders are the most overlooked group of soldiers from World War II.
The company that started with 3,000 volunteers in October of 1943, marched 700 miles through the jungles of Burma. They cleared Japanese soldiers out of the way for American troops to help the Allied Forces get a stronger hold in southeastern Asia. By the time they reached and took over the Myitkyina Airfield and then a town by the same name about seven miles away, only 300 of the original Merrills Marauders were alive." - John Gunther - Merrill's Marauders