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From the VANG Files: Property Accountability in the 1930s

From the VANG Files: Property Accountability in the 1930s

The VANG is very lucky that a number of years ago someone had the foresight to pack away and save all of the paper State Headquarters documents from the 1920s to the early 1960s.

Today’s journey through these VANG historical files focuses on Property Accountability which, it turns out, was a real problem in the 1930s nationwide:

1. The first document reports the loss of three .45 caliber pistols (the revolver version, not the automatic) and a clarinet in the 116th Infantry Regiment in 1932.  Note that the former Service Company Commander, Captain Allen, has pretty much written off the pistols but still has hopes of finding the clarinet.  That’s comforting….sure hate to lose a clarinet…

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