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JHV 41
23rd November 2013, 05:31 PM
For you forum members who may be out carousing this weekend, this 1945 manual for the troops is still an excellent reference base. :D

Dave
23rd November 2013, 09:08 PM
Thanks to penicillin American troops were virtually bullet proof back then when it came to V.D. That doesn't mean there were no repercussions if you caught something. In Korea, in the 1970s you got UCMJ action taken against you if you reported to sick call with the Clap. That changed finally when it was realized the soldiers were getting treatment in the village from places like Doctor Oh's V.D. clinic, and penicillin resistant strains started showing up. I remember one month 2nd Infantry Division reported 18,600 cases of V.D., in a division with only 17,000 men assigned.