Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

The Glory of Jungle Juice

May 12th, 2009 · No Comments

burmaoss101cartoonWe have to jet downtown for an evening of semi-responsible alcohol consumption, so today’s edition of NtHWS Extras will be exceedingly brief. It consists, in fact, of little more than the cartoon at right, which Microkhan discovered in the archives of the United States Army Military History Institute. It comes from a scrapbook donated by a veteran of OSS Detachment 101, an intelligence unit dedicated to training the Kachin Rangers in Burma. The unit’s members were known as real work hard, play hard types, as evidenced by the cartoonish inebriation depicted at right. Hey, more power to ’em.

More on OSS Detachment 101 here. We only mention the unit briefly in the pages of Now the Hell Will Start, most memorably in describing how one member used a pair of makeshift forceps to remove a leech from his pal’s most vulnerable orifice.


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