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Sunday, July 4, 2004 5:58 PM
 

At these wages, we were almost working for free. But to put things in perspective, a new VW cost about $1,600 in 1965 and a carton of cigarettes cost $1.80 in the PX, slightly less in the commissary. Reminds me of my father complaining that we were overpaid - when he enlisted in 1941, his pay was only $21.00 per month - guess we are getting old, too.

The pay charts (to be published at a later date) are real memory hogs and take "forever" to load! The Army Finance Agency has a posting of all the pay charts from 1949 thru 2001 posted at http://www.dfas.mil/money/milpay/priorpay/ . When you get there, just click on the link to the year you are interested in. The files are in pdf format so you will need Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it, you can download a FREE copy at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html .

 
 



WW I

PEACETIME
NDSM (National Defense Service Ribbon)


VIET NAM

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