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Feb 2nd, 2019 at 7:49pm
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I picked-up a 70 year old VFW magazine today at the Michigan Antique Arms Show.

The cover caught my attention. I guess, I never thought about the VFW being started by Spanish War Veterans.

Attached are my photos of the cover and an historical article the edition contained.

Hope this is of interest:
  
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Reply #1 - Feb 2nd, 2019 at 7:57pm
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The SAW related story:
  
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Reply #2 - Feb 3rd, 2019 at 2:18am
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That is a nice find. You must have a sharp eye.
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 3rd, 2019 at 5:17pm
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Although, it is not a likely source for gun information or profound historical content, The VFW's "Foreign Service" magazine displays G.I. humor, family patriotism, healthy skepticism, and an appreciation of souvenirs & larceny.

The covers evolved from 'plain brown wrapper' to art/comedy works, reminiscent of Norman Rockwell's.

(I was unaware of this veteran's publication until the 50th Anniversary 'Krag Cover' caught my attention, yesterday).
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Reply #4 - Feb 3rd, 2019 at 5:27pm
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I like this one of Navy - Seabees taking advantage of a 'Flyboy".

(Magazines? ... More 'crap' not to collect)!
  
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Reply #5 - Feb 3rd, 2019 at 7:19pm
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My Step-Father started out his Navy service as a rear turret gunner on TBF Avenger torpedo/bombers in WWII.  He then went on to become a hardhat salvage diver and eventually an EOD frogman.

He used to tell a story about how the EOD guys, in Vietnam, would have grenades disarmed, than chromed and sold as souvenirs.  Unfortunately, for the unsuspecting buyer, their nice shiny chromed grenade was considered contraband and was seized before the individual jumped on a plane for destinations unknown.

Guess who they called to collect and remove those possible devices of destruction... Grin 
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Sounds like a 'conflict with interests'.  Grin Grin Grin
  
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