"Mickey Mouse"

GSCole gscole at ARK.SHIP.EDU
Fri Dec 7 19:33:13 UTC 2001

"Mickey Mouse" boots were still being issued, in 1966 & 1967, for use in
the Korean DMZ, for the security guards at the Joint Security Area,
primarily for those working in either the base camp or the Swiss-Swede
Compound.  The alternative footwear was standard military issue boots,
with standard stockings.  With standard footwear, it was difficult to
keep feet warm for those who were on stationary posts.  When it was
cold, and you were wearing standard footwear, you stamped your feet a
lot, hoping that no toes would break off.  ":-)  I think that they were
issuing boots with felt inserts, late in 1967.

George Cole
Shippensburg University

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