Groudskeeping, Spring 1959
(Photos and text courtesy of Bill Merrell, Tuba)

These sort of "punishment fatigue details" - the worst things "the Pick and the Wick" could come up with - were not common, but (obviously) happened more than once. Of course, we turned them into a lark, figuratively (some, actually), in spite of the army's ultimately unsuccessful attempts to dominate our rebellious spirits. Oddly, though they could have done so easily, the guys never used the music they played as "fodder for the rebellion." That was the solid rock we clung to and revered. Indeed, we tended to play even better after events like this, just to show them who had "the right stuff."

7ASO Work Detail
Two "remembered" guys on left (please help I.D.!).
Then the late Henry Sigismonti (center), then Jim Shoush.
Way over the the right is Bob Muzatko. Note the typical 7ASO military bearing!

Jim Shoush in fatigues
Jim Shoush with his M-1 broom.