In The DeSoto National Forest
Camp Shelby, Miss.
Reg Hq 272nd Inf Rgt
I remember when we were the Four B's, taking long training periods and bivouacs in The DeSoto National Forest south of Camp Shelby. One particular thing that still brings a chuckle is my shaving in the field. I almost always used an electric razor before being drafted. This continued in the army whenever possible.
the field became a problem until an enterprising member of Captain J. H.
McFarland's 272nd's Communication
section came up with an answer.
the long thin battery used in the SCR-536 Walkie Talkie and attached a
female receptacle to the battery poles allowing me to plug in the cord
and shave in the field.
I remember sitting on a log in the middle of nowhere while shaving, and
receiving staring gawks from passing men. You see the battery was stashed in my knapsack with
the cord running from it to my razor. It
truly looked like magic in the field!