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Beggars could not be choosers. The men of Easy knew how to make it through in a pinch. They measured their rations and kept inventory of their personal belongings, including whatever they could “borrow” from unwilling German townsfolk. Socks, scarves, gloves, caps, anything wool was the coveted lot, but sometimes they arrived too late and got only the picked-over dregs. They found ways to laugh at their misfortune, though.
Like George Luz, who danced around the billet one morning dressed in a scandalous pair of black stockings and garter, singing Walk With a Wiggle and slapping his sleeping comrades’ asses.