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Drink Up!, 1969

Maybe it won’t quench your thirst quite like a sports drink, or remind you of home like a nice cold glass of lemonade, but milk will definitely fill you up and keep you going. In this photograph from 1969, a soldier unloads precious dairy cargo onto a roller ramp that deposited the cases of milk cartons in a cold storage. Of course this isn’t real California milk. The milk was produced in Da Nang and transported north via U.S. Navy ships.

206 – Food – 1969

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The man pictured is PFC Jim Bark of the 3rd Marine Division, and this is at Dong Ha Combat Base.