SALT WATER SOAP FOR THE SEABEES......

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  1. rooter

    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff* Supporting Member

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    Gifted to the USNSM in 2009 by James Wheldon

    Keeping yourself and your gear clean is a big deal, no matter where or when you are deployed. During WWII, this soap was intended to wash your body, your clothing, and your mess kit - even in the salt water of the ocean.
    The original wrapping was waterproof, but most Seabees used a K-ration bag or bought a soap container as part of their personal gear.This unused bar was part of Wheldon’s gear during WWII when he was part of the 90th Naval Construction Battalion. It was donated by his son with numerous other objects that provide a window into the daily life of a WWII-era Seabee.
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    Interesting. Wonder if that's the same company that makes the canned lunch meat?
     
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    Yes the canned lunch meat was the reject soap.
     
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