National Affairs: G.I. Blues

Many a lonely U.S. soldier has cursed the olive drab as he watched an enlisted marine, in the blue and scarlet of a dress uniform, move on to a dance floor. Last week, after years of fretting over the dreary appearance of its enlisted men, the Army finally gave G.I.s a break. On formal occasions, enlisted men as well as officers may now sport a dress uniform consisting of a dark blue coat with gold chevrons and sky blue pants with a gold stripe. To acquire this finery will cost a G.I. about $80 (roughly a month's pay for a private).


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