Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Friday, May 4, 2012

No Ifs, Ands or Butts

Some time ago I wrote about the ashtray that was one of the going away mementos that Vic Gerlach received in 1975.  Ashtrays were common departure gifts years ago when a much higher percentage of military people (and civilians) still smoked, though I don't think that I personally ever received one.

Scott in Taipei recently came into possession of another version of the TDC ashtray.  It looks like it was very well used but there's nothing to indicate when it was presented.


1 comment:

titojohn said...

No butt kit (Navy slang for ash tray) for me! I was at TDC for two tours (63-64) and 66-68.)
John Quinn