13 HOURS A.W.O.L.

One Saturday in the fall of 1940, I hitchhiked from Greenriver Utah to Price, Utah. 60 miles north. Just to see a movie. Since I seldom ever had more than a quarter to my name at that time, I went to the CCC Camp in Price and made arrangements to eat supper in the mess hall and sleep in the NIGHT GUARDS bed while he was on duty. The following Day I hitch hiked back to my camp and arrived 13 hours late. I was ordered to gather 13 ---55 gal. garbage cans. Then in my free time, Scrub them until they sparkled. Col.Irwin The Commanding officer, said he wanted them to be displayed in a Jewelry Store Window.

I spent the next 3 Saturdays with a cake of Jewelers Rouge and polishing cloths. Company 3556 Had 13 of the prettiest Garbage Cans in the state of Utah.

It wasn't Easy  

-  Sincerely Ed Braun

    unkled@iquest.net

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