"You Don't Get a Wound Stripe For an Injury Like This"

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"You Don't Get a Wound Stripe For an Injury Like This"


This poster tells the story of Private Blotz who contracts VD.

"Citation: George Q. Blotz, A.S.N. 00000000. Private. For conspicuous stupidity on the field of dishonor. On the night of August 4, 1942 Pvt. Blotz went to the town nearest his post. Arriving there, he proceeded to get drunk in the quickest possible manner. Shortly afterwards taking no precautions and with utter disregard of personal safety he exposed himself completely to venereal disease. The stupidity displayed by Pvt. Blotz on this occasion reflects great discredit upon himself and the military service. Residence at Present: G.U. Ward : Borinquen Field, P.R."


National Archives, Record Group 112: Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army), Series: Posters Promoting Venereal Disease Prevention and the Prevention of Other Diseases, circa 1942-1944.


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G.U. Ward, Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, “"You Don't Get a Wound Stripe For an Injury Like This",” Venereal Disease Visual History Archive, accessed July 18, 2024, https://vdarchive.newmedialab.cuny.edu/items/show/262.


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