Thursday, February 9, 2012

"Brewer Owner Studies Marine Manual", 1944

This 1944 AP wire photo comes from our collection. It shows Brewer owner and newly-minted PFC Bill Veeck adjusting to his new life in olive drab.

SAN DIEGO, CAL., DEC 22, BREWER OWNER STUDIES MARINE MANUAL-- Marine Private William L. Veeck, owner of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball club, studies his Marine hand manual during his first week of recruit training at the Marine Corps base. (AP Wirephoto from U.S. Marine Corps)
The full story of Sport Shirt Bill's time in the Marines is here.

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