The PX

March 14, 1918 – Full diary entry:

“Worked in Exchange at noon – no drill for me.

Wrote to Elinore and Dad. Washed underware.”

This is not Robert but it is a soldier at Camp Dodge doing his laundry.


The Camp Dodge Post Exchange is still in operation, although I am guessing it has been completely rebuilt. Funny how I had always known the term “PX” but never put together what it stood for until today.

Here’s the Camp Dodge Post Exchange circa 1944:


And here’s the interior of a different PX from the WWI era; this one is from Camp Funston in Kansas:


Thanks again to the The U.S. Center for Military History, and  Hank Zaletel aka photolibrarian!

Where was Robert today? See the timeline.

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