Buy Bonds – and K Rations

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The K-ration was an individual daily combat food ration which was introduced by the United States Army during World War II. It provided three separately boxed meal units: breakfast, dinner (lunch) and supper (dinner).

More than most American homeless might count on, nowadays.

5 thoughts on “Buy Bonds – and K Rations

  1. Joe says:

    For the D-Day invasion of Europe in 1944 sixty million K rations were provided, which were intended to be enough to feed the invaders for a month. Each ration supplied 2,830 calories, which was supposed to be able to supply the soldiers with enough energy for an entire day, but that was found to be inadequate in actual combat conditions.

  2. Memento mortuis says:

    Members of I-Company, U.S. 347th Infantry Regiment; 87th Inf. Div. pause for a meal before fighting in the Ardennes at Moircy, Belgium, during The Battle of the Bulge, January 1945

  3. Opachki says:

    (3/22/22): Russia has requested Chinese MREs in a move that “underscores the basic logistical challenges” the Russians have been experiencing, according to CNN, which “raises questions about the fundamental readiness of the Russian military.” And it’s not just that they may not have any MREs, but the ones they do have seem to be years old. At least one video circulating online appears to show a Ukrainian soldier holding up a Russian MRE that expired in 2015.
    Security camera footage posted on social media also shows Russian soldiers looting food from Ukrainian grocery stores.

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