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Behind every invention there's a story . . .
Outfitted to Fight
The Quartermaster Corps met the challenge of full-scale global conflict in World War II by outfitting a force that fought in all terrains and climates. The Corps spearheaded the development of everything from mukluks and arctic sleeping bags to rot-resistant boots and mosquito-proof jungle hammocks.
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